Swim with Whales in Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Whale season is July to November


Kia Orana, Join WET & WILD Aitutaki for your best chance for a real once in a lifetime experience to watch or swim with these gentle giants of the Ocean the HUMPBACK WHALES.

Between the months of July and October the Humpback whales migrate to the south pacific oceans to warmer waters where the mothers can give birth to their calves and all the whales can rest after their long journey. For those whales that aren’t having baby’s are making baby’s and it’s their time to help the whale population grow and make some more. After a little relax in the warm tropical waters during the winter season then the action starts to heat up.

Watch these amazing Humpback whales jumping, swimming, playing, sky hopping, flipper flapping, tail slapping, breaching and more. For those who like a bit more adventure and want to get the adrenalin pumping with this lifetime experience then try your luck at swimming with these massive mammals and see the true size for what they really are under water. For an activity where you just float, swim, paddle around and check out these beautiful beasts it really gets the heart going when you are in the water with these beauties that is for sure.

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Jump on board a Private charter or mixed tour. WET & WILD Aitutaki is the longest running most experienced Humpback Whale watching and swimming operation on the rock with 20 years experience in approaching the whales we are sure to get you up close for a good look at these magnificent creatures.

During the whale season July to October when the whales are here, WET & WILD Aitutaki does daily trips out to see and swim with the whales. For your whale of a lifetime experience join the fun and jump onboard one of our WET & WILD Humpback whale watching and swimming adventures. Or You can take time out and have the boat all to yourself on your own private boat charter to watch and swim with the Hump back Whales.

Wet & Wild Aitutaki, Cook Islands, ph +682 31651 or +68256558 – wetnwild@oyster.net.ck

All charters are payable in advance to confirm booking and secure date and time


Brenda StaffordBrenda Stafford
18:32 15 May 24
Fabulous afternoon out with the boys of Wet n Wild Aitutaki. So well looked after. Thank you. Dave and Brenda
sandie williamssandie williams
20:30 21 Nov 23
A lifetime dream to swim with the whales . On our second trip to Aitutaki it was realised . We had the best experience and we just loved how they love their island and have so much experience in the field . We did a few whale swims as you can’t predict what you’ll see or how they will interact with you . We were so lucky on our last trip . We had such a great crew Quinton, QJ, Dylan and Chris . Thanks for a trip in a lifetime . We’ll be back next year.
07:05 18 Sep 23
we went kitesurfing and the spot around the honeymoon island is stunning. mike was a great guide and made the experience even more unique. he is just a lovely person – we enjoyed the time with him and he looked after us very well 🙂
17:39 30 Aug 23
excellent whale tour with professional and nature respecting staff
Anna MAnna M
05:22 14 Aug 23
Can’t stop talking about this!! What an incredible whale watching /swimming experience!! Thanks to Quinton and his team we had an epic time!! Can not rate this enough 🌟 👌An absolute must do when visiting Aitutaki. We got to swim with mum and calf for 30mins, so lucky!! Jumped in the water and just admired the whales, glided peacefully next to them 🐳🐳 so magnificent 😍 ❤️ what a brilliant amazing opportunity. Loved it 🏆🏆Thanks wet n wild team, see you next time 👍🫶
Dinah DavisDinah Davis
11:06 23 Jul 23
We did the snorkeling and Lagoon tour with them. We were a group of 8 and did a private tour. The guides were fantastic, they knew the area well and let us go at our own pace. We never felt rushed. We visited the clam farm which was amazing and swam with the giant trivoli. We also went to 3 different islands including honeymoon and one foot island. At one foot island they cooked us an amazing lunch! We got in to snorkel one more time and found a turtle! Later that week my husband did a deep sea fishing tour with them where they saw whales and about 50 dolphins. I highly recommend this tour group.
Virginie LeyssensVirginie Leyssens
21:08 03 May 23
Had an amazing experience with Quinton! From snorkelling to Honeymoon Island to lunch on One Foot Island. If you’re looking to experience Aitutaki – I definitely 100% recommend booking here!
Adam KerrAdam Kerr
02:04 17 Jun 22
If you’re heading to Aitutaki, definitely get on the water with Quinton! Could not have asked for more out of an afternoon. We had some requests but we were open to his guidance on what to do. We wanted to do some snorkelling, general lagoon sight seeing and I asked to have a crack at catching a GT. Ticked all the boxes, the best snorkelling experience we have had (swimming with massive GT and wrasse, seeing the biggest clams ever), dropped us at honeymoon island for a quick walk, saw big turtles and then very obliging to my request to cast some poppers at the reef for GT. Unfortunately no takers, so we headed out wider to troll for Tuna for a bit before heading back. 100% money’s worth for the experience and such amazing, friendly operators with a wealth of knowledge.


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• Whale adventure tour $180per person
• 2-3 hour tours, 9am or 1pm
• Includes Snorkelling gear and cold water
• Take with you Hat, sunscreen, towel, water bottle, sunglasses and camera
• Meet at the boat – Arutanga Harbor in town


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• 2 hour tours,
• Depart 8.30am , 11am , 2pm
• Private whale tour for 2 people $700 and $100 each extra person
• Whale watching / swimming.
• Take with you Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera
• Includes snorkelling gear, transfers, towels and cold water.

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