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Whale Watching Cruise and Nagannu Island Stroll from Naha (January - March)


See mighty whales up close as they winter in the warm waters of the Kerama Islands. Meet the whales, then pop by the white sandy beaches of Nagannu Island for a short break.

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With a viewing success rate of over 90% and guaranteed refund if you are not able to see whales, this is the best tour to get up close and personal with these majestic mammals!
Departing from Naha, spend your morning near the Kerama Islands, where every year Alaskan humpback whales come to spend the winter months and rear their babies. The whales sometimes 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! Before heading back, stop off at Nagannu Island, a beautiful white sand island among the emerald green waters.
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Schedule & Location
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Starting time: 08:00 13:00
Starting time: 08:00 13:00
  • 08:00 Check in at the Tokashiki Tour Counter
  • 09:00 Nagannu Island (30 min)
    Step abroad Nagannu Island that has been designated as a National Park. Take a short stroll around the beautiful beaches and enjoy the island.
  • 08:30 Departure
    The boat will head to Nagannu Island, and stop there for 30 minutes.
  • 09:30 Begin Whale Watching
  • About Whales
  • Blow
    214375 Whales take a breath every 10 to 15 minutes and release air through a blowhole on the top of their heads. You will see white sprays as the whales take a breath.
  • Breaching
    214374 One of the most dramatic behaviors; where the whale partially jumps out of the ocean. It is thought that this is one of the ways these mammals communicate.
  • Tail Slap
    214373 Slapping their broad tails on the surface of the water, the whales announce their position
  • Head Slap
    214376 A head slap is where they rise out of the water at 90 degrees and hit the water. This is said to be used to intimidate other whales.
  • 12:30 Tour ends at Tomari Port
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • If no guests are able to see a whale, the tour fee will be entirely refunded. However, it will not be refunded if some guests see whales, and others do not.
    • According to the condition of the sea, we may ask infants under three years of age to refrain from boarding.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please wear sneakers or other shoes with good traction.
    • If you need binoculars, towels or anti-nausea medicine, please bring them with you.
    • There may be strong winds, splashes, rain and sudden temperature drops. Please bring warm clothes and rain gear.
Additional Note(s)
    • Pick-up and drop-off service is not available.
    • The times and order of the itinerary may be subject to change without notice.
    • Depending on the day the location of whale watching may change, so the return time may be earlier or later than stated.
    • According to the weather and sea conditions, you may not be able to land on Nagannu Island. In such case, refunds will not be available.
    • The crew can give basic explanations in English.
    • Depending on the point where whales can be seen, the time spent on Nagannu island may change.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 20:00 local time, 2 business days to 20:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 20:00 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.


(4.80/5.00) 4.80 / 5
(5 reviews)
Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4.5 hour(s)


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