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All Reviews for Banana Boat/ Thrill Rides in Okinawa

Overall Rating

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Reviews

20 reviews

Parasailing with Okinawa Beach Activities or Snorkeling from Motobu

This Was the Best!

Reviewed by: Yuuna, 2016/08/09

When we said we would be a bit later than expected due to traffic, it was handled nicely which we were grateful for! Thank you so much! After our arrival, we filled out a simple survey and our requirements, then we went to the harbor (the first choice on our list) by car with the staff. We then went into the ocean on a boat, and started parasailing, alternating in 3 groups of 2. I was a little bit scared at first when we started to float above the water, but since there weren't too many ups and downs, I wasn't as scared and it was really fun from start to finish! We saw the most gorgeous scenery of the Okinawan sea in one fell swoop! We were told that once in the air, you can move your arms and legs as much as you want, so I definitely took them up on that. It's also okay to bring a camera (but if something happens to it, it's your responsibility to be careful) and I could take so many amazing pictures I wouldn't have been able to take anywhere else! This was my first time parasailing but the tour was very easy to understand and explained everything well so I felt relaxed and had a great time. This was an experience I'll never forget. Thank you very much!

(Translated from Japanese by Veltra.com)

Comments from activity operators

Hi, Yuuna!

Thank you for coming here in Okinawa with us!

I am soooo happy that you could enjoy this trip.
I think Parasailing looks scary but once you fly up in the sky, it's not to scared.

I hope you will come back again and join other activities!

Thank you again!

X-TRIP

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Attended as: Friends
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Great fun for family!

Reviewed by: Tim, 2018/06/29

This is the perfect activity for families. Safety and fun are the top priorities for the staff and you can see that as soon as you board the boat.

All safety instructions are explained thoroughly to all guests to make sure they understand what they can and cannot do while on the boat when it’s moving. When in the water, guests are broken down into small groups and assigned a staff member to lead each group through the water when snorkeling. Staff members made sure they had 100% accountability of everyone in their group at all times.

Make sure to bring extra dry clothes to change into after you are done swimming. There were two shower points on the boat we went on and there is a bathroom where you can change into your dry clothes. Mask, life vest and fins were provided for by the crew. Just make sure you submit your correct shoe sizes when purchasing activity online.

The staff will pick you up at your hotel as long as it’s within Naha City limits.

Snorkeling is not the only activity we got to experience during our trip. We also rode on a banana boat, U-tube and we got to swim with turtles. It was amazing and I am sure it will be for you too.

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Attended as: Families with Young Children
Activity Date: 2018/06/26
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Great fun for family

Reviewed by: Tim, 2018/06/28

This is the perfect activity for families. Safety and fun are the top priorities for the staff and you can see that as soon as you board the boat.

All safety instructions are explained thoroughly to all guests to make sure they understand what they can and cannot do while on the boat when it’s moving. When in the water, guests are broken down into small groups and assigned a staff member to lead each group through the water when snorkeling. Staff members made sure they had 100% accountability of everyone in their group at all times.

Make sure to bring extra dry clothes to change into after you are done swimming. There were two shower points on the boat we went on and there is a bathroom where you can change into your dry clothes. Mask, life vest and fins were provided for by the crew. Just make sure you submit your correct shoe sizes when purchasing activity online.

The staff will pick you up at your hotel as long as it’s within Naha City limits.

Snorkeling is not the only activity we got to experience during our trip. We also rode on a banana boat, U-tube and we got to swim with turtles. It was amazing and I am sure it will be for you too.

  • I took this photo right after encounter with green turtle.

  • I took a picture of the boat that brought us out to the snorkeling spot.

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Attended as: Families with Young Children
Activity Date: 2018/06/26
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

So much fun

Reviewed by: Rin, 2017/05/01

The tour is in Japanese, but the staff were all friendly and watched out for you, making sure you put on the snorkeling equipment correctly, etc. The snorkeling was so much fun and the underwater life was a beautiful sight. We even got to see a huge turtle! The thrill rides were also a fun addition - we did the monster ride and was dragged around and bounced on the waves of the jetski. The tour allowed for plenty of time to swim around and look at all the fish. I would love to do it again if I get the chance.

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Attended as: Couples
Activity Date: 2017/04/16
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Blue Cave Scuba Diving and Two Marine Thrill Rides Combo from Onna

Great deal

Reviewed by: Michelle, 2018/07/09

This package deal was perfect. The dive instructors were very helpful and made us feel safe even though we have never dived before. My only complaint would be that I thought we were getting jet skis that we could drive as part of the package but instead you had to ride with someone from the resort. Kind of takes the fun out of “jet skiing” Overall it was a great day and would recommend.

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Attended as: Friends
Activity Date: 2018/07/07
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Marine Sports Thrill Ride Package in Nago

Handsome and (nicely) mean Instructor

Reviewed by: Hyogo BABYS, 2015/07/10

This was my first trip to Okinawa and I went with a friend.
We were so excited that our instructor was really good looking.
But once we started, he changed! Haha
It was a very thrilling experience, the floats were really exciting.
I usually get motion sickness, but not today!
I enjoyed the activity a lot!

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Attended as: Friends
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Typhoon 6 was approaching...

Reviewed by: sea_time, 2015/06/03

Luckily it was sunny weather. Thanks to wonderful participants and the staff, I fully enjoyed the clear beautiful ocean, encountering clown fish while snorkeling, adventure tour on banana boat, ocean near the Keramas and many colorful fish. I'd definitely want to join again if I have a chance.

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  • The snorkeling point

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Attended as: Solo Travelers
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Parasailing with Okinawa Beach Activities or Snorkeling from Motobu

Wonderful experience

Reviewed by: Ning, 2017/03/02

My mom and I did parasailing and jet skiing and it was really fun for both of us! It's really something that you should try in your lifetime if you are scared of more dangerous sports but want to experience water sports. It was relaxing and fun for us!

Comments from activity operators

Hi,Ning!

Thank you for coming to our shop! I am so glad to hear that. Please come again some day!
I am looking forward to see you again!
Thank you very much!

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Attended as: Families
Activity Date: 2017/02/19
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Parasailing with Okinawa Beach Activities or Snorkeling from Motobu

Minnajima Parasaililng

Reviewed by: Barry, 2016/08/22

Very good indeed! actually I wish to join all activities which include snorkeling but failed to do so due to time constraints.

Will recommend to all friends and the crews are all friendly and supportive!

Comments from activity operators

Hi, Barry!

Thank you for your comment.

I am happy to hear that you could enjoy our tour.

I think snorkeling is also so so much fun!
You better to join it next time.

I hope you will come back here in Okinawa near future =)

X-Trip

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Attended as: Couples
Activity Date: 2016/08/19
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Stunning place

Reviewed by: Katarzyna, 2017/07/25

The trip was great, everything on time, staff was very friendly and helpful, and we made some pretty awesome underwater photos :)... next time scuba diving!!

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Attended as: Families
Activity Date: 2017/07/20
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Fantastic!

Reviewed by: Lee Jiyoon, 2017/07/29

It was awesome! Absolutely the best part of the trip. Certainly recommend to others who visit Okinawa!!! Thank you guys.

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Attended as: Friends
Activity Date: 2017/07/27
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Snorkeling Half day tour

Reviewed by: Jess, 2017/09/01

Snorkeling was awesome, there was a great variety of fish. Staff were very friendly and kind. Scenery was magic

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Attended as: Friends
Activity Date: 2017/08/30
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Family-Friendly Okinawa Beach Activity Value Pack in Onna

Great Fun

Reviewed by: June, 2016/08/06

My 5 year old girl enjoy the activity very much. It's fun and safe.

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Attended as: Families with Young Children
Activity Date: 2016/07/13
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Nice!

Reviewed by: Sheiloh, 2017/09/09

We started a bit late, since they arrived right on time but the preparation took a lot.
For first timers, like us, it would have been really good to separate us from the experienced ones, and slowly explain how to use the snorkeling stuff, etc.
We were able to enjoy after a while and had water activities. One thing I noticed was that they offered a different site for snorkeling for another fee but we ended up like just 20 meters away from the boat that we were able to swim back on it.
I did appreciate most of the staff for providing comfort and one went out of his ways to give us underwater shots.
I am still thankful for this, and hope to do it again in Okinawa. :D

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Attended as: Friends
Activity Date: 2017/08/31
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Beautiful and Fun

Reviewed by: Charlotte, 2017/07/05

Had some trouble initially due to traffic into the city and had trouble making our way to the pick-up location but the staff are very kind, understanding, and helpful in ensuring that we managed to make it.

It was a very clear day, so we were able to snorkel and had an amazing view. We also got to feed the fish, they're pretty aggressive so don't hold onto the bread when feeding! They also offer a range of sea sports you could pick from even if you didn't pay for it while doing the booking online. It's possible to add on and make your payment in cash on the boat itself.

I'd highly recommend it!

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Attended as: Friends
Activity Date: 2017/06/30
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Clownfish Snorkeling Adventure by Banana Boat from Onna

a lot of fun but water too wavy

Reviewed by: Singleeyed, 2015/07/30

The banana boat is a lot of fun and the snorkeling with clownfish is also good. The only issue for myself is the water is too wavy and I got a bit sea sick. Overall its highly recommend to couples and families with young children

Comments from activity operators

Singleeyed様

Thank you for using Nabibichi.
Also, please come to play in Nabibichi.

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Attended as: Couples
Activity Date: 2015/07/28
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Parasailing with Okinawa Beach Activities or Snorkeling from Motobu

Fun but no photos!

Reviewed by: 馮先生, 2018/11/16

Pre activity communication with Veltra very good. Place wasn’t easy to find because we were told the sign to look for was green when it was actually blue. Pre take off instruction was good considering language barrier. We were under the impression the second guy on the boat would take photos...he didn’t. You’ll need to make sure he knows you want photos.

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Attended as: Couples
Activity Date: 2018/11/12
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

For first timer oke

Reviewed by: IK!, 2018/05/28

Nothing special for me but I was non-Japanese speaker so probably that played the role. But as I've written above for first-time oke.

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Attended as: Solo Travelers
Activity Date: 2018/05/26
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

Stressful

Reviewed by: Winnie , 2018/07/18

The outline of the trip was good. We got picked up by a driver at our hotel and a short drive later we were at the harbour.

It was there evident that the guides spoke little/no English, but with basic sign-language we got along fine. The rest of the tourist were mostly Chinese, in the age of small child to Middle Aged. When we were about to start the snorkeling, the guides seemed to be more concerned of getting everybody into the water, rather than asking if they were comfortable going into the water. Many of the tourists seemed to have little or no sea/water experience and were scared of going into the sea. The favorite word of the guides were “let’s go! Let’s go!” (Sort if reminded me of Army Bootcamp)

On the plus - side, we did see a seaturtle :)

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Attended as: Couples
Activity Date: 2018/07/16
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Snorkeling Half Day Tour with Thrill Rides in the Kerama Islands from Naha

wouldn’t go with this company again

Reviewed by: Helena almeida, 2018/05/19

They give the fish food, to atract them. In other they advice us not to do it, to maintain the environment. They make us go into de water with lifevests, which turns the experience very boring and unpleasant. Swim and/or snorkel with a lifevest, for someone who can swim, is not pratical

Comments from activity operators

Thank you for joining our snorkeling tour.
And thank you for pointing that out too.
About feeding the fish, we use the food with less impact on the fish and environment. So please be assured.
We look forward to serving you again.

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Attended as: Solo Travelers
Activity Date: 2018/05/17
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