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About Us

Captain's Retreat is the family home of local shipping tycoon Captain Don Silk. In the late 1950's the Captain built his own yacht from NZ Kauri with the help of close friend Bob Boyd. Together, with the Captain's wife and young daughter PJ, the four set sail from the Hokianga Harbour to island hop their way through the Pacific to set up a new life in Canada. This is as far as they got! 

Read all about their adventures and why they stayed in Don's book, only available in the Cook Islands. We are here to help make your stay in Rarotonga as perfect as possible.