Winter Whale Watching Cruise from Naha or Chatan, Okinawa Main Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Okinawa Main Island | VELTRA

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Winter Whale Watching Cruise from Naha or Chatan Instant Confirmation

Whale breaching the water in Okinawa

Whale watching in Okinawa

See whales as large as 15 meters play in the sea around the Zamami Islands on this popular whale watching tour. Watch as they breach and tail slap the water! From December 21 to April 5 only.

  • Whale breaching the water in Okinawa
  • A whale diving back underwater in Okinawa
  • 251043
  • 251039
  • 251040
  • 251041
  • 209868

Whale Watching Special! (until 2020/04/05)

In the case that whales were not spotted during the cruise tour:

1. Refunds will be conducted. Except for tours departing from
(Dec 21 to Jan 13, 2020).
2. Re-booking for another whale watching cruise tour will be available.
(until April 5th, 2020)
3. Whale postcard and whale guidebook (Japanese only)

Available for all participants.

One of the most popular whale watching tours in Okinawa. In the previous year, over 22,000 guests hopped on board to see majestic 15 meter long whales swim in their natural habitat. Departing from both Naha and Chatan (near the Onna area), enjoy a morning or afternoon cruise near the Zamami Islands.

Every year Alaskan humpback whales come to spend the winter months and rear their young in the warm waters of Okinawa. The whales come right up to the boat, and you can see them breach, tail slap and play right before your eyes. Come to get to know these beautiful creatures!
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Price
Naha Departure
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.03
USD 42.03
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 32.69
USD 32.69
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.01
USD 14.01
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.03
USD 42.03
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 32.69
USD 32.69
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.01
USD 14.01
  • 251039
    テイルスラップ
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Pick-up/Drop-off at Naha Hotels free (per group)
      Pick-up/Drop-off at Naha Hotels free (per group)
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Cruise fee / Insurance / Japanese-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 07:00-08:30 Pick-up at Centrally Located Hotels in Naha
  • 08:30 Check-in at Miegusuku Port Meeting Area
  • 09:00 Whale Watching Tour (~ 3 hours)
    251043 Experience the thrill of seeing whales in their natural habitat! Watch as they breach and play near the boat.
  • Okinawan Whales
    209868 Humpback whales and others winter in the warm waters. They love to play with their pod and children. Sometimes they tail slap the water, making big sprays!
  • Tour Ends at Miegusuku Port or Drop-off at Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
Chatan Departure
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.03
USD 42.03
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 32.69
USD 32.69
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.01
USD 14.01
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.03
USD 42.03
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 32.69
USD 32.69
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.01
USD 14.01
  • 251040
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Cruise fee / Insurance / Japanese-speaking guide / Facility fee
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
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  • 09:00 Check-in at Chatan Hamagawa Fishing Pier
  • 09:30 Whale Watching Tour
    251039 See whales in their natural habitat, and watch as they play and breach near the boat!
  • Okinawan Whales
    181941 The huge whales will often jump partway from the water, a magnificent sight with an even bigger splash!
  • 12:30 Tour Ends at Chatan Hamagawa Fishing Pier
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • As this whale watching tour operates during the winter, the waves can be much stronger than in the summer. Depending on sea conditions, young children and pregnant women may not be allowed on board.
    • The tour is mainly run for Japanese visitors, so only basic English assistance will be available.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Please wear warm clothes and waterproof gear.
    • For guests who get seasick, please take motion sickness preventative at least 30-minutes prior to boarding the boat.
Requirement(s) - Others
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The exact time for pick-up will be notified by phone:
      -9:00 departure: Previous day in the late afternoon.
      -13:30 departure: Late morning on the day of your tour.
    • As this is a shared tour, the pick-up route varies according to operation date. In some cases, guests may be asked to come to a specific location for pick-up, with the location being within 10 minutes walking distance of the guest's hotel.
    • Depending on the times whales are visible, the tour length may change slightly.
    • All guests must wear life jackets.
    • The tour may be cancelled or shortened depending on weather and/or sea conditions.
    • If you are not able to see any whales during the tour, we will follow one of these courses of action:
      1. 100% Refund (not available from Dec. 21, 2019~Jan.13, 2020)
      2. Complimentary Re-Booking (until April 5th 2020)
      However, in the following circumstances we will not provide refunds/re-bookings:
      -Guests were able to see whales blow from a distance
      -Some guests on the cruise were able to see whales
      If guests cannot make use of options 1 and 2, we cannot provide alternative compensation.
    • You have a higher chance to see whales between February and March. During January and April the numbers decrease. Please understand that it may take some time to spot the whales.
    • Pick-up and drop-off services to central Naha hotels are available. Transfer services are subject to availability.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 11 business days to 17:00 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 8 business days to 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 2 business days to 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 42.03
USD 42.03

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(3.72/5.00) 3.72 / 5
(100 reviews)

Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

My family tried booking last year but weather and a new family addition intervened. So we were very excited for this season! The boat crew was very friendly and accommodating. They helped us board w...more
Everything went really smoothly. We got picked up infront of our hotel, during the tour we could find a baby whale and an adult whale playing around, jumping out of the water all the time. I recommend...more
by: robi
We enjoyed the hospitality and til us right to the Whales. Beautiful pics
USD 42.03
USD 42.03
3.72 / 5
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