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!

Snorkelling

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.

Reviews

Awesome day out

My partner and I did this cruise on my birthday & we really enjoyed it 😊 The crew had great vibes, were funny & friendly while also being quite informative of the rarotongan customs/cultures. The snorkeling site was great & a beautiful area, plenty of fish to see. The no touching island was a lovely spot with stunning views. The food was delicious & we appreciate the crew accommodating our food preferences (being non seafood eaters 😅) the coconut climbing & husking was fun & my partner got to be part of the sarong styling demo - one of the top highlights of our trip 💕👌 was so funny 😂 Thanks to the crew for a lovely time.

April 2022

Amazing!!

My partner and I booked the lagoon cruise through captain Tama's when we were in Rarotonga last week, everyone who was a apart of running the tour was amazing, super friendly and made the whole experience super fun. My partner is gluten free and they did a really good job of catering to his dietary requirements, which was fantastic as not many places would be able to do this. The show that they put on was very good and had us all laughing through the whole thing. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone that is heading over to Rarotonga, I know we'll definitely be booking the tour again next time we go back

April 2022

10/10

I couldn’t recommend this more. By the end of the day my mouth hurt from smiling so much! Greeted with joy, captain magic and captain smack sparrow were incredible and fun, as were the rest of the team. It was my birthday and probably one of my favourites so far! Food very local flavours and prepared on an open fire bbq. Don’t want to give too much away just go and find out yourself! 10/10

April 2022

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

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.