Tours to Take from Alofi
Niue has an enticing range of land, water and culture tours, of which many we list in The Best Guided Tours in Niue. But if you find yourself without transport to get to Niue’s more far-flung tours, what tours can you take from the island’s main town? We go through the tours in Niue that depart from Alofi with this list of the best tours in Alofi.
1. Niue Orientation Tours
Get a kickstart to your Niue getaway with an orientation tour of Alofi and the west coast of the island where most attractions are. This 4h30min tour takes you to eight highlights on the west coast and also includes a resource pack with 27 locations to visit in Niue and when to visit them. Niue Orientation Tours run on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, the morning after flight arrivals in Niue, and includes pick-ups from your Alofi accommodation.
2. Explore Niue
Explore Niue offers an alternative orientation tour of the west coast, as well as a tour of the east, starting from Alofi. Join your local guide where you’ll be pointed out to some of the Alofi hotspots and restaurants, as well as attractions along the west coast on their West Coast Tour. The 4-hour tour takes place Tuesday and Saturday mornings, getting you accustomed to the island, its culture, attractions and history. They offer pick-ups from your Alofi accommodation and from the Visitor Information Centre. Learn more about this tour and the above tour in The Best Sightseeing Tours in Niue.
3. Magical Niue Sea Adventures
Located in Alofi North, Magical Niue Sea Adventures offers a wide range of water tours, including snorkelling, scuba diving, whale and dolphin swimming. The PADI dive operator offers a range of scuba tours for all abilities, while they are one of the main tour operators for swimming with humpback whales during the whale season. Learn more about them in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue, The Best Guided Snorkelling Tours in Niue and 5 Best Whale Tours in Niue.
4. Fish Niue Charters
Launching from Alofi Wharf, Fish Niue Charters offers half-day fishing charters, spearfishing charters and whale swimming tours. The fishing charter operator has two boats to choose from depending on your group size, while fishing techniques are available for your ability and what sort of fish you want to target. Learn more about the fishing side of things in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue and The Best Spearfishing Charters in Niue.
5. Niue Fishing Charters
Another fishing charter based in Alofi, Niue fishing charter not only offers half-day fishing charters and spearfishing experiences, but they also do sunset scenic cruises. While you can wise up to their fishing experiences in 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue. As for their sunset cruise, the evening tour takes you along the coastline with a cold beverage in hand as you check out the magnificent limestone cliffs of Niue from a different perspective.
6. Misa’s Nature Tour
About 1.5km (0.9 miles) from Alofi, opposite the Niue High School is Misa’s Nature Tour. You might only be a short drive from Alofi, but you’ll feel like a world away are you learn about making fire, husking a coconut and other techniques to help you survive in the Niuean forest. You’ll encounter uga (coconut crabs), flying foxes and learn a lot from your guide who grew up in the forests of Niue. Learn more about this tour in the 7 Best Nature Tours in Niue.
7. Niue Vanilla Tour
Visit an organic vanilla plantation of over 7,000 vanilla vines on the Niue Vanilla Tour in Alofi North. This 1-hour tour takes you through to process of growing vanilla pods, from growing organically to hand-pollinating each flower individually. The resulting products can be browsed in the Niue Vanilla Store on the Alofi main road.