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Winter Whale Watching Cruise from Naha or Chatan (Dec.22 to April 7, 2019) 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 22 to April 7 only.

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

Freebies for First 500 Participants! (until 2019/04/07)

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Naha departure plan participants will be given free binoculars and whale key holder!

Available only for Adult participants departing from Naha (Naha departure with Churami Aquarium tickets is not applicable for this promo.)

Whale Watching Special! (until 2019/04/07)

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

1. Refunds will be conducted. Except for tours departing from Dec 22, 2018, to January 6, 2019.
2. Re-booking for another whale watching cruise tour will be available. (until April 7, 2019)
3. Whale postcard
4. 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
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.54
USD 42.54
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 33.09
USD 33.09
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.18
USD 14.18
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 42.54
USD 42.54
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 33.09
USD 33.09
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.18
USD 14.18
  • 251039
    Tail Slap!
  • 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
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 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 43.49
USD 43.49
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 34.03
USD 34.03
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 15.13
USD 15.13
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 43.49
USD 43.49
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 34.03
USD 34.03
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 15.13
USD 15.13
  • 251040
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Cruise fee / Insurance / Japanese-speaking guide / Facility fee
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 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
Naha Departure with Churaumi Aquarium Entrance Ticket
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 16 & over)
USD 53.89
USD 53.89
Intermediate school (Age 13-15)
USD 47.27
USD 47.27
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 37.82
USD 37.82
Child (Age 5)
USD 33.09
USD 33.09
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.18
USD 14.18
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 16 & over)
USD 53.89
USD 53.89
Intermediate school (Age 13-15)
USD 47.27
USD 47.27
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 37.82
USD 37.82
Child (Age 5)
USD 33.09
USD 33.09
Infant (Age 0-4)
USD 14.18
USD 14.18
Please understand that the Churaumi aquarium tickets will be offered after the whale watching cruise. You may select to go to the aquarium at your preferred time, however, you will have to go to the aquarium on your own.
  • 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 / Churaumi Aquarium ticket
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 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
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.
    • Churaumi Aquarium tickets will be given to you when you board the whale watching cruise. Please note that the tickets will not be available prior to your tour time.
      Infants 5 years old and below can enter the aquarium for free.
    • Please go to the Churaumi Aquarium on your own. As long as the time and date is after your cruise, you may go any time you wish.
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
    • 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 times may be changed due to weather 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. 22, 2018~Jan.6, 2019)
      2. Complimentary Re-Booking (until April 7th 2019)
      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.
      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.
      Depending on the hotel, your pick-up time may be earlier or later depending on traffic and weather conditions.
Activity provider
FAQ
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:30 local time, 11 business days to 18:30 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 18:30 local time, 8 business days to 18:30 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 18:30 local time, 2 business days to 18:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:30 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.
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(4.43/5.00) 4.43 / 5
(7 reviews)
Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

Checking in was speedy and hassle free. The boat was loud but we found a mama whale with her baby relatively fast. Our driver kept up with them pretty well. What fun! The baby jumped out twice, it was...more
The service is perfect The staff also good as well
by: WeimMama
Easy to book and the company used were very organized and nice to deal with. We had a great time!
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