Winter Whale Watching Cruise from Naha or Chatan (Dec.23 to April 9) Instant Confirmation

Whale breaching the water in Okinawa

Whale watching in Okinawa

See whales as large as 15 meters play in the sea around the Zamami Islands on this popular whale watching tour. Watch as they breach and tail slap the water!

  • Whale breaching the water in Okinawa
  • 251043
  • 251039
  • 251040
  • 251041
  • 209868
  • 251042

Special Gifts (until 2017/04/09)

- Receive a free whale postcard and whale watching tour handbook (Japanese).
- For children ages 3 ~ elementary school students can experience wearing a Captain's uniform and taking a souvenir photo.

Applicable for all participants!

One of the most popular whale watching tours in Okinawa, in 2015 over 18,500 guests hopped on board to see majestic 15 meter long whales in their natural habitat. Departing from both Naha and Chatan (near the Onna area), enjoy a morning or afternoon cruise near the Zamami Islands. Every year Alaskan humpback whales come to spend the winter months and rear their young in the warm waters of Okinawa. The whales come right up to the boat, and you can see them breach, tail slap and play right before your eyes. Come get to know these beautiful creatures!
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Price
Naha Departure
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2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 37.97
USD 37.97
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 28.93
USD 28.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
USD 13.56
USD 13.56
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 37.97
USD 37.97
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 28.93
USD 28.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
USD 13.56
USD 13.56
  • 251039
    Tail Slap!
The tour departs twice a day (9:00 and 13:30) from Naha, and also offer pick-up and drop-off services to hotels in the city!
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Pick-up/ Drop-off at Naha Hotels free (per group)
      Pick-up/ Drop-off at Naha Hotels free (per group)
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Japanese-speaking guide / Insurance / Life jacket
  • Schedule
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  • 08:30 Pick-up at Naha Hotels or Check-in at Miegusuku Port Meeting Area
  • 09:00 Whale Watching Tour (~ 3 hours)
    251043 Experience the thrill of seeing whales in their natural habitat! Watch as they breach and play near the boat.
  • Okinawan Whales
    209868 Humpback whales and others winter in the warm waters. They love to play with their pod and children. Sometimes they tail slap the water, making big sprays!
  • Tour Ends at Miegusuku Port or Drop-off at Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
Chatan Departure
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 37.97
USD 37.97
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 28.93
USD 28.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
USD 13.56
USD 13.56
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 37.97
USD 37.97
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 28.93
USD 28.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
USD 13.56
USD 13.56
  • 251040
Perfect for guests staying in the Onna area!
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Japanese-speaking guide / Insurance / Life jacket
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
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  • Check-out
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  • 09:00 Check-in at Uminchu Wharf
  • 09:30 Whale Watching Tour
    251039 See whales in their natural habitat, and watch as they play and breach near the boat!
  • Okinawan Whales
    181941 The huge whales will often jump partway from the water, a magnificent sight with an even bigger splash!
  • 12:30 Tour Ends at Uminchu Wharf
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • As this whale watching tour operates during the winter, the waves can be much stronger than in the summer. Depending on sea conditions, young children and pregnant women may not be allowed on board.
    • The tour is mainly run for Japanese visitors, so only basic English assistance will be available.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Please wear warm clothes and waterproof gear.
    • For guests who get seasick, we recommend taking anti-seasickness medicine before boarding.
Requirement(s) - Others
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • For tours departing from Naha, pick-up and drop-off services are available. Please let us know if you wish to use the service when booking. As times may differ, we shall contact you with the pick-up time the previous evening (after 18:00). As we may have to pick up several guests, it may take longer to reach the port.
    • Depending on the times whales are visible, the tour length may change slightly.
    • All guests must wear life jackets.
    • The tour may be cancelled or times may be changed due to weather conditions.
    • At Miegusuku Port there is parking available for a 500 JPY fee. At Chatan Hamakawa Port parking is free, but adults will need to pay a 100 JPY facilities fee on the day.
    • If you are not able to see any whales during the tour, we will follow one of these courses of action:
      1. 100% Refund (not available from Dec. 23~Jan. 3, or Apr.1~9)
      2. Complimentary Re-Booking (until April 9th 2017)
      However, in the following circumstances we will not provide refunds/re-bookings:
      -Guests were able to see whales blow from a distance
      -Some guests on the cruise were able to see whales
      If guests cannot make use of options 1 and 2, we cannot provide alternative compensation.
    • You have a higher chance to see whales between February and March. During January and April the numbers decrease. Please understand that it may take some time to spot the whales.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:30 local time, 11 business days to 18:30 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:30 local time, 8 business days to 18:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:30 local time, 2 business days to 18:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:30 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 37.97
USD 37.97

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily
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