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.
Special Bonuses (until 2017/03/31)
- Free re-booking
If you can' see the whales, you can re-book for free
- Free candy
Prevent sea sickness
- Free drink
- Free raincoat rental
No need to worry about being splashed or sudden rain fall
- Visit Nagannu Island
Stop by the island with beautiful beaches even in the winter
Applicable for all participants
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.
Adult Fee: Middle schoolers and above, Infant Fee: Under 3 years of age
- Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
- Available: Daily
- Pick-up: Not available
- Inclusion: Tea / Life jacket / Insurance / Japanese-speaking guide / Boat fee / Free raincoat rental / Candy
Time & Location
Time & Location
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 DepartureThe boat will head to Nagannu Island, and stop there for 30 minutes.
09:30 Begin Whale Watching
BlowWhales 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.
BreachingOne 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 SlapSlapping their broad tails on the surface of the water, the whales announce their position
Head SlapA 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.
- 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.
- 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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- 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.
Taxes & fees included