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“Ok but not great!”

Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes
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Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Muri
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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 young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had heard so much about this experience and were really disappointed in many ways. There were way too many people on all 4 boats that went out ... Even the lagon was crowded. There wasn't enough food at the BBQ. Woman and children first my partner received a third of what I got and I'm not a big eater. Fish pieces were being halved and no bananas or potato salad. We had already snorkeled through the lagoon and been scuba diving so the swim in the lagoon very disappointing!!! the music was the best part of the day. A number of people had suggested the alternate firm but they were fully booked and weren't taking any extras. This would have been a positive - limited numbers would have allowed the staff, caterers and facilities to cope better. It was ok but would not be something I'd want to do a second time - we LOVED Rarotonga and would go again any day!

2  Thank Anna M
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I am surprised that this tour has received so many positive reviews. We really didn't enjoy our day out. Similar to other reviews on here, the snorkelling part was minimal, perhaps 20 minutes when we were told it would be at least 45 minutes. The snorkelling that you do get is great though. The glass bottom boats are fun and we were provided with the most basic of island info and general trivia.

Snorkelling was the best part of the day, after that the day went down hill for us. I agree with other reviews here - the "entertainment" was mostly crass and offensive. The guys running the tour think its funny to belittle paying guests and embarrass people for entertainment purposes. I felt sorry for the poor girls and guys humiliated during the long drawn out and inappropriate "sarong tying" demonstration.

The general feel of the crew is to be as sexually inappropriate as possible and constantly reassure you that they are running the show and we are just a pay-check. Lots of children on these tours and we sat next to a young family who were not impressed at all.

The BBQ lunch was adequate and tasty, though limited supply and some people missed out on certain items.

We were so glad when it was over, had our bags not been on the boats moored in the bay we would have swam across the lagoon to escape.

5  Thank bpk77
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great trip went snorkling and saw heaps of tropical fish. The guides helped us if we had trouble swimming or snorkling. Saw lots of fish through the glass bottom boat. Then they took us to and Island had a BBQ and entertainment which was part of the package deal So no need to take a wallet. On the day we went it was drizzling but that didn't stop any of the fun you can also see the fish better on and overcast day and they had shelter on the Island. I very much recommend this fun trip.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was one of our highlights. I would highly recommend it.
The group were so funny and talented. They entertained a very diverse group of people with ease.
I loved their singing, it was so effortless.
The BBQ lunch was delicious!

Thank Paekiri
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

great day including being picked up from the hotel. weather was a bit rainy but did not matter as going snorkeling. the guys where a little pushy and there was a constant jokes about your women which got boring quick. they looked after non confident swimmers. saw plenty of fish. good fish food and lovely fried banana. coconut show funny but sarong show dragged on a little. good solid day.

Thank foodloverNZ
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