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Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes
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$56.10*
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Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including...
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Join the crew of the famous Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes on our glass bottom boats for a memorable fun day you will never forget.We provide snorkelling, BBQ lunch, Cook Islands humour, fun and our friendly entertaining guides will leave you with a lasting impression of our Cook Islands people and a smile to put on your face. Can't snorkel? we'll teach you, or view the fish from the comfort of our glass bottom boats.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 27, 2013

... didn't appreciate the undercurrents in the banter of the crew. Right from the start they seemed to be chauvinistic, racist and sexist in an overbearing sort of way. In the meeting area at the beginning men were instructed to "find your woman a seat" and berated in an unpleasant and judgmental way if they appeared not to have done this. At one point I called out "lighten up mate" because of the unpleasant way we were being spoken to.
On the boat, our guide seemed to regard his job as simply being that of a stand-up comic, gave hardly any information about the fish we were going to see, nor did he give any instructions on how to use the snorkelling gear. People were blithely told "We don't do rescues" - very reassuring!! Any suggestion of the possibility of a shark for instance being in the water was similarly joked away.
The demonstration on the island of coconut tree climbing and husking coconuts was fun and interesting. The demonstration of sarong tying was interesting too, but bordered on the cringe-worthy especially in regard to using the garment for men's attire - quite embarrassing and humiliating for the men picked out for this, and involving overtly crude antics by the crew member performing the demonstration (there were children in the audience too!)
Altogether the outing was OK, but could have done without the underlying message that "men and women are not equal" which was poignantly reinforced at a number of points throughout the day.

6  Thank Derek B
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Went out with Captain Tama's boys on our first visit to Raro, and loved it. The 13 year old daughter was desperate to do it again, so with a few misgivings as Id rather do something different this time, we did book again, to keep her happy. And I have to say, even though it rained we werent disappointed. Same jokes but just as entertaining. Great food and we loved the snorkelling, especially seeing charlie the eel.

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We went on captain tamas for the first time last year & it was awesome. Took the kids to Rarotonga for the school holidays & took them on captain tamas they absolutely loved it & we really enjoyed it second time round too. Captain underpants & chocolate were fantastic & made our cruise an experience we will never forget. Great value for money don't leave Rarotonga without going on captain tamas cruise.

Thank Annette B
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had a fantastic day out with the tour .... excellent value for money - great entertainment, awesome food, and the snorkelling was excellent. Got to see a huge Moray Eel, some giant clams, and so many different varieties of the most beautiful fish you could imagine!

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Loved this cruise with the snorkelling, glass bottom boat, very funny crew and amazing BBQ fish lunch. They take you to a great part of the lagoon where coral and fish are abundant. Its a must do for visitors to Rarotonga.

Thank Carly O
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