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Humpback Whale Watching Cruise and Churaumi Aquarium Admission Ticket in Naha

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See the beautiful whales up close

Watch the extraordinary humpback whales swim freely in the seas of Okinawa. Then make your way to see grand whale sharks and other underwater creatures in the Churaumi Aquarium.
From 12/23-4/9 only!

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Book this popular tour from Naha that attracted over 18,500 guests in 2015. Witness the unique behavior of wild humpback whales caring for their young or playing in the beautiful sea of Okinawa. The majestic 15 meter creatures will be sure to amaze you as they breach and tail slap. Make sure to stop by the famous Churaumi Aquarium to learn more about the whales and other marine life of Okinawa, using the included ticket.
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Schedule & Location
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  • 08:30 Pick-up at Naha Hotels or Check-in at Miegusuku Port Meeting Area
  • 09:00 Whale Watching Cruise
    Whale breaching the water in Okinawa Hop on a boat and sail out to see the humpback whales up-close. After your whale watching tour ends, you will receive tickets to the Churaumi Aquarium. Make your way to the Aquarium on your own and enjoy exploring the many displays of unique aquatic creatures.
  • Tour Ends at Miegusuku Port or Drop-off at Hotels
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • 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.
    • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium:
      We will hand you the ticket to the Aquarium after your whale watching tour. (The ticket cannot be handed to you in advance.)
      Children under 5 can enter for free, so a ticket will not be provided for them.
    • After whale watching, please make your way to the Churaumi Aquarium on your own. You may enter the Aquarium any time after your whale watching tour.
    • The seas of Okinawa in the winter are harsher than the ones in the summer. Please understand that depending on the conditions of the sea, the staff may ask infants and pregnant participants to refrain from joining.
    • Pick-up times will be notified to you in the afternoon on the day prior to your tour.
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please wear warm clothes and waterproof gear.
    • For guests who get seasick, we recommend taking anti-seasickness medicine before boarding.
Requirement(s) - Others
Additional Note(s)
    • For tours departing from Naha at 9:00 and 13:30, pick-up and drop-off services are available for hotels in Naha. If you would like the service, please let us know when booking along with your hotel information. As times may differ, we will contact you with the pick-up time the previous evening (after 18:00). As we may have to pick up several guests, it may take longer to reach the port. If you have access to a car, we recommend you to go directly to the port.
    • 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. 23 ~ Jan. 3, or Apr.1~9)
      2. Complimentary Re-Booking (until April 9th 2017)
      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. In January and April, the numbers decrease. Please understand that it may take some time to spot the whales.
    • The tour is mainly run for Japanese visitors, so only basic English assistance will be available.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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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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