Glass Bottom Boat
Fresh Fish BBQ
Great Snorkelling
Award Winning

Captain Tama’s Rarotonga Glass-bottom Boat Cruise.

World famous Muri Lagoon cruise in a tropical paradise including fresh fish BBQ lunch from only $89

Be entertained by Captain Tama’s and his crew on this once in a lifetime, most unforgettable experience. Watch the magical ocean through the glass bottomed boat, listen to island stories with typical Cook Island humour.

Leap off the boat, snorkel and meet the reef fish up close and personal. Or chill out and float above the coral paradise.

After snorkelling the crew will entertain you with hilarious coconut husking demo’s as well as how to shimmy up a coconut tree. Their demonstration of 100 ways to tie a sarong will have you in stitches.

Captain Tama’s and his entertaining crew have been sharing their tropical island playground with visitors since 1992 on their award-winning Muri Lagoon cruise.

Bring… towels, swim gear, sunscreen and camera’s… we’ll take care of everything else.

What To Expect

Your Boat Experience

You will be part of a natural aquarium, myriads of colourful fish and marine life including a moray eel, giant clams, giant trevellay, angel fish, butterfly fish, convict surgeon fish and trigger fish. Sometimes turtles visit the lagoon, this might be your lucky day!


Muri beach offers beautiful clear, shallow water – so it’s ideal snorkelling fun for everyone, from beginners to advanced and if you can’t snorkel, don’t worry, we’ll teach you. It’s easy! It’s such a great way to experience the variety of tropical fish and coral. Just relax and float on the water. Anyone over the age of 6 can safely snorkel these waters; while those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Equipment Included

We provide the masks and snorkels so you can float across the water; observing the magic of the tropical marine reserve. We also have some fins you can use if you want to get around a little faster. And of course, life jackets and other floatation devices are on hand for additional comfort and safety.



The day was overcast but this didnt detract from the cruise. The music on board was native to Raro, and interesting. Some were not able to snorkel, but you could either get in the water and look through your goggles at the fish below, or through the glass bottom of the boat. Later, as we landed at the beach on the Island, a delicious lunch was waiting. BBQ fish, bananas, onions and sausages, plus a variety of salads. Plenty of food for all. After lunch a coconut husking demonstration and sarong tying demonstration on two models from the audience. Great day out.

March 2020


Everything was super easy from booking the tour, checking in, getting snorkel gear that fit etc. The staff were all super friendly - just like family, they were hilarious. You go for the snorkeling but it's the team that make you want to come back. I'm not a strong swimmer but I felt completely at ease the whole time I was in the water, they have a couple of the team members stay in the boat to watch over those in the water, while there was team members in the water. They also have metal tables in the water for you to stand up on. The water was so clear and the fish abundant, we were lucky enough to see one of the local eels!! I recommend taking an underwater camera if you can!

March 2020


From the moment we stepped onto the boat, we had the most amazing friendly funny crew. Playing drums and singing till we stopped for a snorkel. The fish were incredible and the glass bottom boat was an unreal experience. We learnt so much about everything. Will def go back the lunch was fabulous. 10 out of 10 for the crew the scenery the crystal clear water.

March 2020

What's for lunch

The half day Muri Lagoon cruise includes a scrumptious, fresh fish BBQ lunch. After your snorkel we will head to a small island in the lagoon to enjoy a delicious fresh fish BBQ which includes: Fish cooked “Raro style” over an open fire, BBQ bananas (the captains speciality), potato salad, coleslaw, delicious paw paw salad, breadfruit salad mixed with gluten free mayo. Accompanied by seasonal fruits and crisp French bread. (Pawpaw and Breadfruit subject to seasonal availability)

Departure Times

Trips depart daily at 11:00 am (Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
Hilarious Crew
Family Fun
Great Adventure
Tropical Paradise

Private "BUBBLE" Snorkelling & BBQ Lunch Tour

Keep to your family or group bubbles by booking a private tour with us. Our friendly crew are available to guide your private experience across the lagoon and off to the island.

Watersports hire

Learn to windsurf, kayak, paddleboard and sailboat. You can do it all with Captain Tama’s and his crew. What you don’t know, we can teach you! But give it try, this is island time!

Stag & Hen parties

If an island cruize with your close friends and family is your way of celebrating your imminent marriage then we can create a once in a lifetime experience for you.

Our Location

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Environmental Commitment

One thing we are very serious about is the environment.

Captain Tama's makes every effort to ensure our impact on the environment is as small as possible, we even have a composting toilet on the motu and we always keep our boats regularly serviced. We always make sure all the scraps from the BBQ lunch go to our pigs and dogs so nothing is wasted!


Ra’ui is the traditional environment protection system that involves traditional leaders banning the harvesting of marine resources in designated areas. Traditionally, it was imposed by the chief of the tribe banning the harvesting of food resources for a set period of time to enable stocks to increase.

The main purpose of the ra’ui is to help protect the marine environment and to contribute towards an increase in marine life for present and future generations. There are 12 ra’ui areas in Rarotonga including Tikioki, where Captain Tama's  Lagoon Cruizes set up its marine site in 1992.