Mangrove Canoeing and Jungle Trekking on Iriomote Island, Ishigaki/Yaeyama tours & activities, fun things to do in Ishigaki/Yaeyama | VELTRA

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Mangrove Canoeing and Jungle Trekking on Iriomote Island

風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ07

Canoe through the tropical waters of Iriomote before setting off for Pinaisara Falls. The superb view from the top of the fall offers breathtaking views of the island and sea.

  • 風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ07
  • Canoeing in the tropics of Okinawa
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  • 風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ09
  • A delicious lunch
  • 風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ14
  • Kayaking through mangroves in Okinawa
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  • Duration (incl. transportation): 6.5 - 7 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Lunch / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking guide / Teacake / Rental equipment (shoes / around one rucksack per two people / life jacket / canoe)
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 08:00-08:30 Pick-up at Designated Locations or Meet at Kazaguruma
  • 08:30 Explanation and Preparation
    Come to the shop and leave your baggage. Then, listen to the explanation. The tour starts when you are ready!
  • 09:10 Exercise
    風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ01 Start with how to row canoes. It is very easy to learn and do, so no worries! Because the river is calm, we do not have to worry about working hard to go against the flow of the river.
  • 09:30 Canoeing
    Canoeing in the tropics of Okinawa Row down the river where thick groves of mangrove grow. You will see Pinaisara Falls ahead.
  • 10:20 Jungle trekking
    風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ05 Get off a canoe, and aim for Pinaisara Falls, a roughly 50 minute jungle trek. You may be able to see rare plants or creatures on the way. There is also an excellent view point you can look out at the sea from.
  • 11:10 Lunch
    風車 カヌー&トレッキング ピナイサーラ09 Enjoy lunch, and set out for the top of Pinaisara Falls.
  • 12:50 Pinaisara Falls Basin
    Japanese women playing in a cool waterfall Arrive in the basin of Pinaisara Falls! Please sense a drop of Okinawa's best. Enjoy the basin of a waterfall in a life jacket. The cool water makes for a refreshing swim with family and friends. Even if you are not a strong swimmer, there are life jackets.
  • 14:10 Return
    Kayaking through mangroves in Okinawa Begin the fun journey back.
  • 15:00 Tour ends at Kazaguruma or Drop-off at Designated Locations
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 10 and older, and those in good health, may join this tour.
    • Individuals with the following may not join this tour;
      Pregnant individuals, or those with a chance of pregnancy.
      Individuals with leg, back, or heart issues, or other chronic illnesses.
      Anyone nervous about their physical condition.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Hat, Towel, Suntan lotion, Sunglasses (for the summertime particularly), Drink (available for purchase on site too), change of clothes.
      *Guests are responsible for their own cameras. When it is not a waterproof camera, please prepare a waterproof bag for it.
      *Insect repellent is recommended for anyone who does not like insects.
    • Clothing:
      Wear comfortable clothing that is ok to get wet or dirty. Thin clothes with long sleeves and pants, made of quick dry materials, are recommended. The person participating in short sleeves, shorts, please refrain from exposure of the skin as much as possible, by putting on a thin jacket and wearing spats or leggings. You can swim in the basin of a waterfall on the summertime and the day when the temperature is high.
    • Please wear a swimsuit under your clothes. When there are windbreakers blocking the north wind in winter, it is comfortable. Put the baggage such as unnecessary changes of clothes in our store during a tour, and, please start on a tour. Please keep the valuables to the free locker (dial lock type).
Additional Note(s)
    • If joining from Ishigakijima:
      Please use Anei Kankou from Ishigaki Port. Please confirm the time for your ferry. You are expected to be able to board the return ferry leaving Uehara Port in the afternoon around 16-17:00.
    • No postponement for light rain.
      We may cancel or change to another course depending on weather. In addition, please understand that there is the case that the course changes due to weather until the day before.
    • You can choose either a canoe for 1 person or one for 2 person. You can request beforehand.
    • Because there are many people wanting to swim in the basin of a waterfall during the summertime and on days when the temperature is high, the time required may become longer.
    • The tour starts about 09:30. (From July to September about 08:30), The end is expected to be about 16:00.
    • This tour operates in Japanese with simple English assistance.
    • Free pick-up and drop-off service is available within 5km from Uehara port. Please check the schedule for other details.
    • Please note that there are 2 major ports on Ishigaki Island. The check-in location is near Uehara Port.
      Please make sure to double check your check-in or pick-up location.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 14.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 3 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • *There may be cases where the operating company has to stop the tour, if the weather changes suddenly during the tour. Please understand that in such a case, we cannot give you a refund of the tour price.
    *The operating company cannot compensate for your travel expenses etc, if the tour is cancelled after you come to the site.
USD 105.16
USD 105.16

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(4.92/5.00) 4.92 / 5
(145 reviews)

Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 6.5 - 7 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch


The highlight of the hike is definitely the waterfall viewing, which is spectacular. The canoeing (actually kayaking) is mostly a means of travel, but it's very safe and leisurely. The hike is dif...more
our guide was Satomi-san. She was super cool and an extremely patient translator. Also noticed my interest in the local wildlife and pointed out tons of cool things. I was expecting the lunch to be t...more
It was one of a few tours offering English guides in Iriomote. If you are planning to stay in Ishigaki and hop in a number of different islands, this tour is really worth trying. It was slightly c...more