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Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling
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Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling

By Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Buffet lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Muri Lagoon
What's not included
  • Towels
  • Alcohol
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Hotel return transfer : $17 per adult & $8.50 per child


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Muri Beach, Cook Islands
    Be at our Beach Hut located in central Muri on the beach - opposite The Rarotongan Sailing Club
Pickup details
  • Return bus transfers are available on the main ring road around Rarotonga at an additional charge of NZD11 per adult / NZD6.00 per child aged 6-11 years. Please reconfirm pickup time on arrival on Rarotonga - pickups start at 10am
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9214P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • You should arrive at the departure point 30 minutes prior to departure time
      • Bring you own towels
      • Infant meals not included
      • Alcohol beverages are not provided but you are welcome to bring your own
      • Return hotel transfers can be arranged at an additional cost of NZD17 per adult & NZD8.50 per child which can be paid on the day of the tour
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling?
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9214P1

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Muri Beach
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Muri Lagoon
        Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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      • 2
        Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes
        2,954
        Muri, Cook Islands
        Joined in November 2008
      • misscheyenneoliver
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend
        Such an awesome experience and a great way to see the cook island culture. Food was great, entertainment was great but the snorkeling really took the cake!
        Written April 1, 2024
      • JamesEadie44
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thanks
        Hi Tama’s Lagoon Cruise, We had a good trip and enjoyed getting be able to cruise with you. Blessed to be able to do this. Thank you, James
        Written March 31, 2024
      • daveandtricia2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant
        One of the best easy attractions good fun all around, very entertaining and a safe trip to do ,staff did a fantastic job
        Written March 31, 2024
      • erinreece1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent day out
        One of our favourite days in raro would highly recommend for anybody, beautiful food, amazing bunch of hosts and an all round excellent day out!!!
        Written March 29, 2024
      • SusieMulligan
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An incredible fun day!
        If you are hesitating whether or not to take a cruise with Captain Tama...think no more! Just sign up! This day was the highlight of our week on Rarotonga and I'm so glad we did it! I haven't snorkeled for at least 10 years and the attention and help I received from the staff was amazing to get me going. Snorkeling turned out to be so much fun! However, there is just so much more on this cruise. Seeing the beauty of the islands in the lagoon from a boat was awesome and can't be appreciated without a boat. The band had a camaraderie that was just absolutely over the moon. The music was fantastic, the staff dancing on the trip over to our snorkeling spot, the show (...well done!), the BBQ meal (delish!). Everything was just out of this world! Don't just do the snorkeling option, make it the afternoon with the meal & show & snorkeling. You won't be sorry! If there is one thing you do during your visit to Raro, this is it! Sign up now...quick...before the boats are full!
        Written March 28, 2024
      • michelletoia13
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing crew
        Activities and food were amazing. The crew makes the experience so much fun. Cant wait to do it again
        Written March 24, 2024
      • caseyanderson2015
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        100 recommend
        My husband and I had the most amazing time with Captain tamas lagoon cruises. The crew is absutlu hilarious and so talented and entertained us with the music skills and their singing. You got a 45 min snorkel session and they take you too a small island for lunch and a show, followed by some free time then back to the main land.. would deffinately recommend this tour if you are visiting raro!
        Written March 24, 2024
      • highflyerAuckland
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        Absolutely amazing day, the snorkelling, bbq lunch and entertainment. The captains are just beautiful people and so entertaining, highly recommended
        Written March 23, 2024
      • todaystheday2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Day Out
        Fabulous and funny crew. Delicious lunch. Good snorkeling. A great day out! Thoroughly recommended! :)
        Written March 18, 2024
      • leroyandjanet
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome Day Out
        This was an awesome day out, the guys were very entertaining. So glad we did this. Would definitely do it again.
        Written March 11, 2024
      • jujuw778
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        highly recommend
        We are family of 7 went out on the day , the staff were awesome. service was great, lunch was yum ! very much enjoyed our day
        Written March 6, 2024
      • farshadkiwi
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Love you all
        You guys are awesome. Will definately see you again and will bring you a bucket of KFC😊 Really enjoyed being with your whole team.
        Written March 4, 2024
      • danielvdm2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Island fun experience
        It was a fun full learning experience. The captains are hilarious. We loved the music. We will definitely recommend Captain Tamas to anyone visiting the Cook Island
        Written March 3, 2024
      • VickyL2642
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very Entertaining
        We did the option of Snorkel and lunch and weren’t disappointed. We were entertained from the moment we stepped foot on the boat and the food was great. Highly recommend
        Written March 2, 2024
      • doyled06
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Experience
        Amazing food, great show, plenty of time to snorkel and also explore when on the island. The entertainment on the boat was also such a cool experience
        Written March 1, 2024
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      5.0
      5.0 of 5 bubbles762 reviews
      Excellent
      686
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      62
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      9
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      MilamberNZ
      Auckland, New Zealand131 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      So, I’ve only given a 3 * rating, but I’ll start with that parts that I thought were really good. My husband and 4 year old son joined the trip, and we loved the snorkelling - in fact it’s some of the best snorkelling we did on our holiday, so I would highly recommend that part. The lunch was good too, with lots of options.

      I was disappointed in a few things. The trip is sold as a glass boat tour, with snorkelling and lunch. We were definitely on a glass floor boat, but because of the speed you can’t see anything on the trip itself… this was going to be a highlight for my son but it doesn’t actually happen - the only exception being when you stop to snorkel and the boat is still (but obviously your snorkelling at that point). Snorkelling only last 30 mins (of a 4 hour tour), I would have preferred longer. My last disappointment was that it felt like the trip was more for woman - this is possibly because it’s an all male crew, but it felt really sexist throughout (again, just my view). I personally wouldn’t do this tour again, but I’m glad to tick it off the list of things to do in Rarotonga.
      Written July 10, 2021
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      As a female, I'm a little insulted by your sexist comment that the tour is directed towards women. I can assure anyone reading this review that this is not the case. Females hold all the key management positions within our company and over the years we have employed many female tour guides, at this point in time we have an all male crew lead by some fabulous women.
      Written July 22, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      joker9
      Mangere, New Zealand17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      From being picked up at the hotel with a friendly smiling driver to being serenaded by the crew on arrival and throughout the trip this was a seemless enjoyable and endearing day out.
      The crew (4 locals) were all happy smiling and interacting with the guests the whole trip.
      The snorkeling was easy with marine life in and around the area we stopped at and it was good to have some steel tables in the area to stand on and get your bearings during the snorkeling.
      On the way back from snorkeling for lunch the crew spotted some turtles in the ocean so Captain "Sparrow " dived in and chased the turtle which made for an entertaining and funny spectacle.
      Off to an island off shore for a BBQ and more entertainment from the crew about climbing coconut trees to how to tie a sarong/lavalava for men and woman
      Thoroughly entertaining day and very worth every penny.
      Written February 10, 2022
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      We are so glad you enjoyed your day out with us recently. Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon! Ka Kite.
      Written February 11, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Lyzette H
      Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021 • Family
      We are a family of 5, with 2 young children. We had an amazing time!!! The kids were smiling the whole time and really loved the snorkeling and time on the motu. Captain Nice was an amazing entertaining and funny host and we felt super safe and confident with all our boatsman. The kai was great and it was a brillant day! The family wanted to do it all again the next day. Thanks heaps Captain Tama for a brillant day out with the whanau and for making the kiddies super tired!
      Written July 31, 2021
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      You're welcome! Come and visit us again. Ka Kite!
      Written August 18, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      tepaeav1
      Ngaruawahia, New Zealand9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021
      We had a group of 21 ranging in age from 3 to 65 years and this was the highlight of our stay in Rarotonga. Staff were friendly, funny, entertaining and definitely talented. Kept our boat laughing the entire time and entertained us with their singing and jokes. Although the water was a bit choppy everyone enjoyed the snorkelling experience - lots of big fish to swim with and saw a huge Conger Eel. Lunch on the beach was delicious (salads with BBQ fish and island bananas), followed by a coconut and sarong-tying demonstration all delivered with their island humour. Finished off with beach volleyball and swim before being returned to base. Highly recommend this activity
      Written July 20, 2021
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      Thanks so much for the great review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your day, the food and the show. Hope to see you on the boats again.
      Written July 22, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Brad
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely loved Captain Tama’s. From the moment we arrived until the transfer dropped us back at our resort, the staff all seemed to be having fun and enjoying their jobs. The snorkelling was great and the BBQ was really well done. The highlight of the day for us was probably the entertainment once you arrive on the island, the crew sing a few songs including one they’ve made up themselves. Then Captain Fantastic did a brilliant show, that man deserves a raise. Put this down as a must do while in Rarotonga.
      Written January 21, 2020
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      Kia Orana Meitaki Maata for your comments, great to have you for the day and hope we see you again soon
      Written March 11, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Karen F
      Whangarei, New Zealand242 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022
      The first day the weather was bad and the tour cancelled. Thank goodness I had paid for wifi at the hotel, as they e mailed me. Fortunately we could transfer our booking to the following day.
      We were picked up by an open air (no windows) green bus. The cost was $178 for 4 hours - including snorkelling (2 people), a cooked lunch, entertainment. I thought it was good value. Flippers were provided as were snorkels. A well run operation that has been around for a long time.
      We had a sunny day, but the lagoon was really choppy at our first snorkelling place. Several of us stayed on the boat and were content to watch fish through the glassed bottom. Our captain also threw food into the water which brought the fish to the surface. Round to the shallower water, and we had a yummy salad, fish and juice lunch, a lesson in how to tie a sarong, and learned all about the benefits of the coconut tree- the tree of life. The crew are so versatile and provided great entertainment drumming, and playing ukuleles. It was a great day out. My favourite part was when the crew at the back of our boat threw a mask and snorkel to the Captain so he could see, as the waves cascaded over the bow of the boat.
      Yes we even saw a turtle, who happened to go under the glass at the bottom of the boat. Well worth it.
      Written October 14, 2022
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      Awesome!
      Written October 25, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Amy
      Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Friends
      Our group had an amazing time on our lagoon cruise - one of the highlights of our trip! We had Captain Sharky, Smoothie, Salty and Smack Sparrow on our boat and they made everything so fun and funny - give these guys a pay rise! You can tell they just want you to have a great time and keep you entertained and happy the whole afternoon. They are also really safety conscious so made us feel safe while snorkelling and provided life jackets and pool noodles. The bbq lunch on the island is incredible, it’s hard to not eat more. The coconut show had everyone in fits of laughter - Captain Fabulous did a fantastic job keeping everyone engaged. This activity is well worth the money spent, so much so that we considered doing it a second time on our trip! It’s a really well planned and timed activity ensuring you get to do enough of everything while not overdoing it. We can’t wait to rebook when we return to Raro!
      Written April 11, 2024
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      Darkwind
      Auckland, New Zealand94 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Friends
      We had booked this trip before a spell of bad weather hit the island and I was very nervous about being out on the water. Fortunately, the weather gods smiled on us that day and, although it was still a little rougher than I would have liked, it wasn't nearly as bad as I'd imagined.

      The crew keep your safety in the forefront of their minds at all times, but still manage to be engaging and hilarious at the same time. The snorkeling spot was first-rate, and the crew ensured that anybody who was a little nervous about being in the water felt comfortable enough to venture in. I'm not a strong swimmer and the current was quite strong, but I felt very safe with the crew around.

      The BBQ was varied and delicious. Not your usual meat, meat and more meat either: we had tuna, sausages and a variety of salads. We ate rather more than we expected to, based on past experiences with this type of meal from other operators.

      The show was very enjoyable. It's not easy to engage a large group of people from a number of different backgrounds and cultures, but the crew managed it admirably. We were given a lot of information and demonstrations, while still managing to keep us all laughing.

      A big shout out to Captain Sharkey, who kept us laughing, and Captain Cupcake for getting us there and back safely.
      Written September 13, 2023
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      Fantastic! Thanks for joining us.
      Written September 16, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Glenys R
      Rockingham, Australia7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Friends
      I loved every moment of Tamas Lagoon Cruise

      The young men including the captain have excellent communication and people skills, they were great at getting others to interact as well.

      I enjoyed the singing, the drums, the non stop humour. We watched the fish through the glass bottomed boat and I went snorkelling for the first time. That was an amazing experience and also swimming amongst the fish that let me touch them.

      The sarong tying with the men was hilarious, and the food on the beach was delicious

      I highly recommend this tour, it was great value for money

      Unfortunately I lost my videos of the whole day 😕
      Written February 22, 2024
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      Fantastic! Oh you'll have to come back to get more video :)
      Written April 1, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Andrea M
      Lower Hutt, New Zealand60 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Such a amazing day out and about on the Muri lagoon with Captain Tama’s cruises.

      We had a bit of trouble with our travel agent doing the booking, but a huge thanks to Captain Tama’s for sorting it out for us!

      Weather was perfect, blue sky and hardly any wind. They took us out to the marine reserve part of the lagoon which was deeper than where we had been snorkelling. It was brilliant, saw loads of schools of fish and had a good amount of time.

      Back to Koromiri Island for some wonderful food, tuna freshly caught was amazing. The team put on various shows and we had time to explore the island, play volley ball and relax in the ocean some more.

      Overall we had lots of laughs and it was a great day, we would thoroughly recommend and definitely come back again!
      Written July 28, 2021
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      So glad we were able to help. Hope to see you again. Ka Kite!
      Written August 18, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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