Kia Orana!
Welcome to Sailing Aitutaki!


Sailing Aitutaki is locally owned and run by Ted Tavai a.k.a ‘Captain Ted’ who moved from New Zealand back to his motherland Aitutaki in 2008. Being surrounded by the beautiful lagoon he decided to have a go at sailing and grew a passion for the water. Within a year he taught himself how to sail and started up his own business.

Ted has mastered the art of sailing and is a certified Oceania Race Coach (granted by the Oceania Sailing Federation), has the 2016 title for 'Cook Islands Coach of the Year' and is the current Club Coach for the Aitutaki Sailing Club. He’s taught many aspiring young sailors who have gone on to compete and win at national and international sailing regattas.  

Sailing Aitutaki is the only tour operator offering sailing in the lagoon and what’s even better is that it leaves no ecological footprint!

“I’m playing my part in sustainability.  It is really important not to have more petrol boars as we want to keep our lagoon clean and pristine.” -Captain Ted.