Water activity

Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

4.2 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Marine House SEASIR
Water activity

Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Marine House SEASIR

From US$ 41.30 per person

Marvel at whales and dolphins playing in the crystal-clear waters of Okinawa on an unforgettable whale watching trip that offers a convenient pickup service from Naha.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, English, Chinese
Pickup included
• Pickup is available form a select list of hotels and pickup locations in Naha • Please wait in the hotel lobby or in front of pickup locations 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time • Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time


  • Go on a magical whale watching trip on the beautiful waters of Okinawa
  • See the Humpbacks who come to Naha to breed and raise their calves
  • Witness families of whales swim and play and in the pristine blue waters
  • Benefit from an experienced crew and enjoy roundtrip pickup service from Naha
Full description
Embark an unforgettable whale watching boat trip along the blue waters of Okinawa. Benefit from round-trip transportation from Naha and join an experienced crew in the search for Humpback whales.  Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated pick-up point the head to the Naha port to board the boat, where you can sit back and relax on the spacious decks. See the Humpback whales that come every year near Naha to breed and raise their calves. Learn more about these amazing creatures during the tour, which can grow up to 15 m in length and weigh 30 tons as adults.  Witness the dynamic movements of the gentle sea giants moving in and out of the sea. Let them entertain you with their tail slaps and playful jumps from the water. You might also spot Dolphins during the trip. Observe the whales for 1 hour before sailing back to Naha to be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Life jacket
  • Drinking water
  • Raincoat (if needed)
  • Digital copies of photos of the whales taken during your tour
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with epilepsy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Motion sickness prevention

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Swimming
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • It is required that customers with children under 2 years old must have a baby carrier with a harness attaching them to an adult. Please bring your own as these will not be provided. If the sea condition is too rough to bring infants, you will be advised to reschedule on the day before the tour
  • If no whales or dolphins are spotted on tours in Feb and Mar, you will get a full refund
  • If no whales or dolphins are spotted on tours in Dec, Jan, Apr. you will get a voucher to use on another day
  • Guide languages cannot always be guaranteed, but everything will be done to accommodate your request
  • Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather or sea conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
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I had a wonderful time on the whale watching excursion. The crew was great and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. We did not have a whale jump out of the water or any noteworthy close ups, but we did see a couple whales due to the crew’s string efforts to ensure at least a few sightings. The outfit back at the shop running this excursion was also fantastic. I had some challenges with travel, internet connectivity and communication for this outing. They were patient and very helpful to make sure I made the trip. Definitely go out and enjoy this adventure!!!

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March 31, 2023

A lot of people were sea sick and the staff was very helpful and provided all required things that were needed. Make sure to take motion sickness medication prior to going! The day started out rough, but ended up being a very nice day with whale families!

March 31, 2023

They had a English translator who provided us with feedback prior to departing. During the trip he was around if anyone had questions. They took you out to where whales are spotted and after awhile of joy seeing one they moved us to another location. They were awesome in pointing out where to look and moving us closer to see the whales

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 393789