Cook Islands Cruising Info

Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Good news, the Cook Islands are opening up for cruisers again! As of current travel info May 1st, 2022, sailboats can visit, but the check-in is only possible in the main island Rarotonga so far. Check the official government page for updates and details http://www.mfem.gov.ck/customs/arrival-and-departure-information-for-marine-crafts. And here’s the link to a pdf with the full law text.

The form CICS 29: Advance Notice Of Arrival (DOC 74KB) must be sent at least 48 hours prior to arrival to customs.craft@cookislands.gov.ck using the file name format [ANA, name of craft, voyage or sail number if available, estimated time of arrival into the Cook Islands]

We visited the Cook Islands twice and explored from north to South for 3 months. Here is a short text document with the basic info and an article we had published in UK’s Sailing Today Magazine.

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