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Watch whales breach and rear their young in the waters around Japan, and take the chance to see these majestic animals up close. From Hokkaido to Okinawa, there are many locations across Japan where you can enjoy whale-watching cruises. Book in advance to reserve a spot, as these seasonal adventures are very popular.
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. 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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Special

    From USD41.05

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. Sail out into the Sea of Okinawa to marvel at the dynamic whales swimming freely during the winter season. See how its flippers and tail splash into the pristine waters and take a picture of the unforgettable action!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Special

    USD41.05

    Daily
    4 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. In winter Okinawa is famous as a migration spot for families of wild humpback whales. Join the cruise to see them splashing around playfully in their natural habitat, an unforgettable experience!
    Special

    USD50.18

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Have a once in a lifetime aquatic experience by getting a chance to see the magnificent humpback whales in the sea. Continue your underwater adventure by scuba diving, parasailing, snorkeling, and more!
    Special

    From USD43.79

    17%
    OFF
    Daily
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Humpback whales come to the warm seas of Okinawa for winter every year, making this a great chance to see their dynamic movement and power with your own eyes!
    Special

    From USD43.79

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Get up close to pods of humpback whales off Iejima Island as they winter and rear their young. See huge breach jumps and mighty tail slaps from the boat.

    From USD39.23

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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!
    Special

    From USD43.79

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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