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 $79

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.


Fun and entertainment

This activity was an amazing relaxing event for us on our visit to Rarotonga. Even before we set foot on the boat we were entertained by the very talented, hilarious and energetic crew members who sang songs and performed drumming items and cracked lots of jokes. A special mention for Captain WiWi and Captain White Chocolate. Such funny, talented and amazing guys. There were lots of fish to see in the lagoon, including a mermaid who swam under our glass bottom boat. The barbeque and entertainment on the island were very memorable and we enjoyed the non stop fun and hilarity. This trip is a must, doesn't matter if you don't swim, you will enjoy it as much as those who do. Top marks Captain Tama and your wonderful crew.

Aug 27, 2019

Informative. Fun. And generally bloody good

Did the captain Tamas half day snorkeling bbq. Very helpful, funny, cheeky and informative staff. Snorkeling was amazing with clear blue water and so many fish they get in the way!! The boys in the crew kept us entertained with cheeky banter and beautiful rarotongan songs on the ukulele. The bbq was great with tuna steaks, sausages and amazing paw paw salad. The on island entertainment was a little history of the coconut tree with demonstrations of climbing a 40ft tree, husking it and how to make the cream. Really enjoyable trip and a pretty good price. Highly recommend

Aug 26, 2019

Fantastic Day out on the lagoon

Captain Cupcake and White Chocolate were great on our cruise. Love the info about the formation of the lagoon. They also make sure to keep the lagoon clean by drove back out to pick up trash they saw on our way back. 100% recommend for anyone visiting Rarotonga.

Aug 25, 2019

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 Charters

If you would like to charter a private lagoon cruize we can arrange this. 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.

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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.