Whale watching season
During August to September humpback whales cam often be seen from the Rarotonga foreshore. The whales come from Antartica to the warmer waters of the Cook Islands to mate and calf. The Cook Islands Exclusive Zone (EEZ) has been formally declared a whale sanctuary.
Steady all year round with passing low pressure systems on the tropical belt, kitesurfing in the Cook Islands is best during the trade wind season of May to October. Learn more about kitesurfing in the Cook Islands.