Blue Cave Snorkeling and Bikuni Tour on the Shakotan Peninsula, Otaru/ Shakotan tours & activities, fun things to do in Otaru/ Shakotan | VELTRA

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Blue Cave Snorkeling and Bikuni Tour on the Shakotan Peninsula


Swim along the beautiful shore line of Hokkaido to encounter the underwater wildlife in a rare Blue Cave near the Shakotan Peninsula located right by Otaru.

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Free Photo Service! (until 2020/09/30)

Receive a free photo of your experience after the activity!
- Photos will be transferred through airdrop for iPhone users while for non-iPhone users, the photos will be sent through gigafile.
- Due to the location, please understand that photos from some vantages may not be taken.

Available to all participants.

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Adult/Child (Age 6 & over)
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 6 & over)
USD 61.35
USD 61.35
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking guide / Lecture fee / Equipment rental / Wet suit / Shoe rental / Insurance
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 09:00 12:00 15:00
Starting time: 09:00 12:00 15:00
  • 09:00 Meet at Ocean Days Shakotan Branch (2 - 2.5 hours)
  • Set Out for the Blue Cave
    Snorkel swim is for about 45 min.
  • Shakotan Blue
    20170417012417_1120114598_11158_0 Swim through the blue waters of Shakotan as the staff will take a picture of you under the water! If you can't swim, just hold on the rope, and the staff will support you.
  • Blue Cave Entrance
    20170704142348_123760539_11158_0 Just follow the staff into the mystical cave. See the schools of fish that make it their home.
  • Blue Cave
    20170417012417_978219994_11158_0 See the shining water and you forget about the time and listen to the sound of waves. Enjoy the views of the clear blue waters and the unique underwater sea life!
  • 11:30 Tour Ends at Ocean Days Shakotan Branch
    • Elementary students and above with a height of 140 cm tall and above may participate in this activity. While for August, participants with a height of 120 cm and above may participate.
    • Guests on their period may participate if they have appropriate sanitary items and do not have any restrictions to daily activities.
    • Please tell the staff about your condition on the day of the tour, truthfully.
      Even mild colds, hay fever, or cavities could affect you while diving.
    • Minors (under 20 years old) must obtain their parent or guardian's signature to participate.
    • Please note there may be cases where you need to submit a medical certificate by a doctor, or you cannot participate in the tour, if you experienced some medical conditions in the past.
    • Take medicine against motion-sickness if you easily get sick in a car or ferry.
    • Please wear contact lenses if you wear glasses.
      Disposable ones are recommended. Goggles will enlarge things 1.5 times larger than normal. There are some with prescription goggles, but will be limited in availability.
    • If you need to borrow a mask with prescription lenses, please let us know when booking. However, please understand that there is no guarantee that they will suit you.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Middle of Jun.- Oct.
      *Depending on every year's climate condition.
      Swim suit, beach sandals, bathing tools for shower, or dry suits not to get wet.
      In case you wear a dry suit, please bring a warm sweatshirt, clothes (top & bottom), and long socks.
Additional Note(s)
    • The staff will give you a CD-R with your photos.
      *For water activities, camera may be out of order. You may bring your camera, if it is waterproof.
      *During peak season, data may be sent with a downloadable link.
    • Tour might be changed depending on sea condition.
    • In case of any changes or cancellation due to weather, you will be informed on the phone number you provided during booking.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 2 business days to 00:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 1 business days to 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 75% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • The following cancellation policies will be applied if groups with 10 participants or more cancels after the tour is confirmed.
    - Same conditions will be applied if the number of participants are changed.

    30 days before: 50%
    15 days before: 75%
    1 week before: 100%

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

USD 61.35
USD 61.35

Taxes & fees included

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Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily