Whale watching is a common sport most tourists partake in while here. If you visit Aitutaki between July and October, there is a good chance that you can spot them from the shorelines. Else, try going snorkeling or fishing, if you want to spot humpback whales. Kayaking is the perfect pick of activity for lazy afternoons. If you have some more energy, try going diving in the crystal clear waters of Aitutaki. You will get a good view of turtles, eagle rays, tropical fish, reef sharks and more. Snorkeling is a good way to go about exploring the diverse marine life in Aitutaki as well.
Taro, bananas, coconuts and tropical fruits are abundant in Aitutaki, and in the local cuisine as well. Dairy products like milk are almost non-existent in the traditional food, but you will find vegetables, fruits and seafood in surplus. The food is often served on plantain leaves, in outdoor settings. Traditional food at Aitutaki includes coconut-fed pork, beef, lamb and chicken that is served with vegetables.
One-foot Island in Aitutaki is speckled with lagoons and sandy beaches. It has the perfect setting for snorkeling, especially around the reef, away from the rocky ledges. You will also find the most secluded post-office here in One-foot Island. For one of the best swimming experiences in Aitutaki, you would want to stop by O’otu beach. Be sure to carry a pair of reef shoes and keep your eyes peeled, for you might just spot a hermit crab.