Half-Day Winter Whale Watching Tour from Motobu (January ~ April) Instant Confirmation

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Get up close to humpback whales as they swim and play in the waters in the Motobu sea. Continue your marine adventure with an optional ticket to the Churaumi Aquarium for a day of fun!

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7 Gifts from the Island Crew (until 2018/04/06)

1. If you can't see the whales on day of your cruise, you can get a full refund or reschedule for another day!
2. 1 water bottle.
3. Whale guide book in Japanese.
4. Free raincoat rental.
5. Around 10 photos from your journey.
6. Infants (0-3 years old) can board free
7. Discounts to the Churaumi Aquarium

Eligible for tour participants only.

With a viewing success rate of over 98%, and guaranteed refund or rescheduling if you are not able to see whales, this is the perfect chance to get up close and personal with the whales! Set out for the seas between Iejima Island and the main island and watch the whales come right up to the boat. You can see them breach, tail slap and play right before your eyes. Come get to know these beautiful creatures! Located near the Churaumi Aquarium, you can make a stop there during your day in Motobu!
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Price
Whale Watching Package
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 44.30
USD 44.30
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 35.07
USD 35.07
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 44.30
USD 44.30
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 35.07
USD 35.07
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
You can select either the morning or afternoon plan.
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Ship fees / Insurance / Whale watching guidebook (Japanese) / 1 free bottled water / Raincoat rental / Photo service / Life jacket fee
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 09:00 13:30
Starting time: 09:00 13:30
  • 08:30 Check-in at at Island Crew
  • 09:00 Whale Watching
    crew6 Experience the thrill of seeing whales in their natural habitat! Watch as they breach and play near the boat.
  • End Time Will Vary According To Sightings of the Whales
  • 12:30 Check-out at Island Crew
Package detail / Schedule
Whale Watching with Churaumi Aquarium Package
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult
USD 53.54
USD 53.54
Intermediate school
USD 48.92
USD 48.92
Elementary school
USD 39.69
USD 39.69
Child (Age 4-6)
USD 35.07
USD 35.07
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 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
USD 53.54
USD 53.54
Intermediate school
USD 48.92
USD 48.92
Elementary school
USD 39.69
USD 39.69
Child (Age 4-6)
USD 35.07
USD 35.07
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
Enjoy spotting whales then visit the Churaumi Aquarium (ticket valid for 1 year) during your free time!

You may receive your tickets to Churaumi in advance, however you must stop by the shop to pick it up.
In the case your whale watching tour gets cancelled due to the weather, you will receive a refund for the amount deducting the price of Churaumi Aquarium (Adults: JPY 1,600, Child JPY 550) .
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Ship fees / Insurance / Whale watching guidebook (Japanese) / 1 free bottled water / Raincoat rental / Photo service / Life jacket fee / Churaumi Aquarium ticket
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 13:30
Starting time: 09:00 13:30
  • 08:30 Check-in at at Island Crew
  • 09:00 Whale Watching
    crew6 Experience the thrill of seeing whales in their natural habitat! Watch as they breach and play near the boat.
  • End Time Will Vary According To Sightings of the Whales
  • 12:30 Check-out at Island Crew
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guests who are suffering from the ill-effects of the excessive consumption alcohol or are under the influence of alcohol on the day of the activity, are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of elementary school age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants under the age of 20 require signed permission of a parent or guardian to join this activity.
    • Infants (ages 0-3) may participate for free, but will not receive a bottled drink or whale watching guide book.
    • On days when the conditions of the sea is bad, infants may not be able to join for safety reasons.
    • Children ages 0-6 may enter the Churaumi Aquarium for free.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • On the boat you may experience strong winds, cold weather and splashing. Please wear warm, water resistant clothing.
    • Depending on the condition of the sea on the day of your tour, there are chances of becoming sea sick. It is recommended for you to take motion sickness preventative prior to attending the tour.
    • Ladies are recommended to wear pants that are easy to move around in.
    • Please wear sneakers and shoes without heels. The surface of the boat may get slippery.
    • This tour will operate in small amounts of rain. It is recommended to have rain coats or ponchos on rainy days.
      (There are raincoats for rent at the shop as well.)
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The tour may be cancelled due to weather or ocean conditions on the day of the tour. In case of cancellations, you will be contacted the day before or the morning of your tour to the phone number you provided.
    • If no guests are able to see a whale, the tour fee will be entirely refunded, or may be rescheduled.
      For Churaumi Aquarium plan, if your whale watching tour gets cancelled due to the weather, you will receive a refund for the amount deducting the price of Churaumi Aquarium (Adults: JPY 1,000, Child JPY 500) .
    • The estimated time may be changed based on whale sighting conditions on the day of the tour.
    • Please understand that if at least one customer spots a whale blow or dolphins (part of the whale family), a refund or rescheduling cannot be issued.
    • Whales are wild animals and there is no guarantee for a viewing. However, there is a good chance to see the whales every year.
    • The guides mainly speak Japanese and very basic English.
    • Tickets to the Churaumi Aquarium is valid for one year. Feel free to visit any time or date according to your schedule.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 44.30
From USD 44.30

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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