Beginner Friendly Okinawa Mangrove River Kayaking Adventure in Higashi, Okinawa Main Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Okinawa Main Island | VELTRA

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Beginner Friendly Okinawa Mangrove River Kayaking Adventure in Higashi

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Explore the mangroves of Okinawa!

Grab your paddle and hop aboard a kayak to explore the lush mangrove forest and the unique wildlife with an experienced local guide. Not too far from Nago, beginners and small children can also join the fun adventure for a memorable time in Okinawa!

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  • kayak okinawa
  • yanbaru mangrove
  • mangrove kayak
  • 240068
  • 164008
  • 164024

Photo and Cookies (until 2019/12/31)

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Receive photos taken during your tour as a special memory of your time in Okinawa, along with a few famous local Chinsuko cookies!

1 representative will be receiving on behalf of the group.

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See the wild side of Okinawa on a family-friendly, exciting kayaking tour to the vibrant Yanbaru mangroves of Higashi for an unforgettable outdoor experience!
Price
1.5 Hour Mangrove Kayak Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 47.52
USD 47.52
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 33.27
USD 33.27
Infant (Age 3-5)
USD 23.76
USD 23.76
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 13 & over)
USD 47.52
USD 47.52
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 33.27
USD 33.27
Infant (Age 3-5)
USD 23.76
USD 23.76
  • 163088
Spot the unique wildlife as you leisurely paddle through the mangrove forest. Perfect for small children and beginners who want to give kayaking a shot!
As you can only kayak in the mangroves at high tide, the tour times will change according to the tides.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Insurance / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking guide / Kayak rental
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 07:00 - 18:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 (Hide details)
  • 06:45 Meet at Yanbaru Club
  • 07:00 Get Ready!
    Upon arrival, fill out a simple form with basic information and medical conditions. Once you are ready, get changed into your bathing suit or clothes you do not mind getting wet. You can leave your change of clothes and valuables in a small locker available on site.
  • Safety First
    163998 Get into gear by securely wearing your life vest. During the hot summer months, it is recommended to wear a hat, rashguard or parka to protect yourself from the sun. Make sure to also have a bottle of water to keep hydrated during your adventure! (Vending machines are available on site.)
  • Learn to Kayak (15 min.)
    332518 Make way to the riverbank located right in front of the shop to learn the basic steps of kayaking on land. Learn how to get on and off the kayak safely without falling into the water and how to properly steer and stop the kayak with your paddle.
  • Practice in the River (Total Kayak Time:1 h)
    163913 Now that you had time to learn on land, it's time to practice in the waters. Slide your kayak into the water and hop on! Use your paddle and practice maneuvering the kayak in the waters until you get comfortable.
  • Mangrove Kayaking
    332520 Follow your guide to explore the rich mangrove ecosystem, surrounded by the lush green of the trees up close. Keep an eye out to catch sight of the many animals such as crabs and groupers in the area!
  • Return to the Base
    20130808063326_1125446309_2282_0 Paddle back across the waves to return to the starting point. Return to the shop and collect your belongings from your locker before changing back into your clothes. Private showers and changing rooms are also available for those who wish to use.
  • Take Home Photos!
    163923 Your guide will be taking photos of you during your kayaking adventure. After your tour is complete, receive your photos digitally to show your friends and family back home!
  • Tour Ends at Yanbaru Club
Package detail / Schedule
2.5 Hour Mangrove and Sea Kayak Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 47.52
USD 47.52
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 33.27
USD 33.27
Infant (Age 5 & over)
USD 28.51
USD 28.51
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 13 & over)
USD 66.53
USD 66.53
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 47.52
USD 47.52
Infant (Age 5 & over)
USD 28.51
USD 28.51
  • 332522
Experience the unique ecosystem of the mangroves up close and personal, with an experienced guide. If the weather permits, you can also sail out into the sea and enjoy kayaking in the Pacific Ocean!
As you can only kayak in the mangroves at high tide, the tour times will change according to the tides.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Insurance / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking guide / Kayak rental
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 07:00 - 18:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 (Hide details)
  • 06:45 Meet at Yanbaru Club
  • 07:00 Get Ready!
    Upon arrival, fill out a simple form with basic information and medical conditions. Once you are ready, get changed into your bathing suit or clothes you do not mind getting wet. You can leave your change of clothes and valuables in a small locker available on site.
  • Safety First
    163998 Get into gear by securely wearing your life vest. During the hot summer months, it is recommended to wear a hat, rashguard or parka to protect yourself from the sun. Make sure to also have a bottle of water to keep hydrated during your adventure! (Vending machines are available on site.)
  • Learn to Kayak (15 min.)
    332518 Make way to the riverbank located right in front of the shop to learn the basic steps of kayaking on land. Learn how to get on and off the kayak safely without falling into the water and how to properly steer and stop the kayak with your paddle.
  • Practice in the River (Total Kayak Time:2 h)
    163913 Now that you had time to learn on land, it's time to practice in the waters. Slide your kayak into the water and hop on! Use your paddle and practice maneuvering the kayak in the waters until you get comfortable.
  • Mangrove Kayaking
    332520 Follow your guide to explore the rich mangrove ecosystem, surrounded by the lush green of the trees up close. Keep an eye out to catch sight of the many animals such as crabs and groupers in the area!
  • Sea Kayaking (30 minutes)
    332522 If weather permits, leave the river behind and paddle out to the beach along the vast Pacific Ocean. Unlike the calm waters of the mangroves, you will be able to challenge the waves out in the sea!

    Please note that depending on the conditions of the sea, you may not be able to go out to the sea.
  • Return to the Base
    20130808063326_1125446309_2282_0 Paddle back across the waves to return to the starting point. Return to the shop and collect your belongings from your locker before changing back into your clothes. Private showers and changing rooms are also available for those who wish to use.
  • Take Home Photos!
    163923 Your guide will be taking photos of you during your kayaking adventure. After your tour is complete, receive your photos digitally to show your friends and family back home!
  • Tour Ends at Yanbaru Club
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • As you can only kayak in the mangroves at high tide only, the tour times depend on the tides. Please check the available times when booking.
    • Small children will sit in the same kayak as an adult.
    • Individuals who are pregnant, children under the age of 3, or those under the influence of medication or alcohol will not be allowed to participate.
    • Please make sure to give yourself enough time to arrive at the locations. Latecomers may not be able to take part in the tour.
    • From July through September, small children under 5 years old may only go on the 1.5 hour tour due to heat related risks.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Water shoes / sports sandals
    • Hat
    • Towel
    • Change of clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Drinks (water, tea, sports drink)
    • Please wear a bathing suit or clothing that can get wet. (Shorts, jersey, long-sleeved shirt on hot days. On cold days, windbreakers, parkas are recommended.)
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Due to the changes in tide, the start time will vary depending on the season.
    • The tour will still operate in the rain, however, if small children are present, cancellations will be accepted without charge.
    • Limited supplies of rain gear and beach sandals are available for free rental.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 1 business days to 23:59 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 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 47.52
From USD 47.52

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1% Reward Points
(4.66/5.00) 4.66 / 5
(98 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

My friend and I took part in the mangrove and sea kayak combo tour and they were both awesome! You can totally feel the difference while paddling through the river and the sea. Unlike our experience k...more
Guide was friendly, helpful, explained everything in English well. Kayaking was not difficult! Bring water and sunscreen!
by: Melissa
This tour is great! It was a nice morning slowly kayaking through the mangrove forest. The guide, Sho, was friendly, informative and not overbearing. I appreciated all the pictures he took of us a...more

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