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Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

1. Naha, Okinawa: Keramas Island Snorkeling Day Trip with Lunch

Embark on a full-day snorkeling excursion from Naha and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning natural seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from a designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check in and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork.  Next, do a fitting of your snorkel gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, and then follow the staff to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are briefed on how to snorkel. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles.  Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your drop-off point.

Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Full-Day Intro-Diving Trip

2. Naha, Okinawa: Kerama Islands Full-Day Intro-Diving Trip

Embark on a full-day introductory diving excursion from Naha and explore the underwater beauty of the Kerama Islands. Swim over colorful fish, discover stunning seascapes, and enjoy the convenience of a tour with roundtrip pickup service and lunch included. Start your sea adventure with pickup from your hotel or designated pick-up point. Head to the Naha office to check-in you and fill out all necessary health and safety paperwork. Next, do a fitting of your diving gear to make sure everything fits comfortably, learn about the functions of the diving equipment, and then follow your instructor to find the boat in the wharf. Climb on board and get to know the boat’s facilities. Go up to the upper deck to admire the views and breathe in the fresh air while you are further briefed on the basics of diving. Once at sea, jump in and begin to explore the crystal-clear waters of the famous national park alongside your diving instructor. Mingle with sea animals and play among colorful corals. If you’re lucky, you might spot sea turtles. Head to two different points to see different seascapes. Along the way, take a break and enjoy a lunchbox to replenish your energy. Continue to a third scenic location where you can snorkel. Use the hot showers on the boat when you are done swimming. Afterward, sail back to Naha port and be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.

From Ishigaki: Hamajima and Taketomi Island Snorkel Trip

3. From Ishigaki: Hamajima and Taketomi Island Snorkel Trip

Enjoy a day trip from Ishigaki Port. Go snorkeling at Hamajima, and be amazed by the marine life below the surface. After that, board the ferry to Taketomi Island and enjoy some time at your leisure. Meet your guide at the Ishigaki Port and head for Hamajima, known as Phantom Island because the island only appears when the tide is low. Take a tour and admire the scenery and emerald blue ocean. Move on to one of Okinawa's best snorkeling spots, located right next to the island. Enjoy instruction from your guide as you swim or snorkel amongst the vibrant marine life. Let them use a waterproof camera to capture you enjoying your experience. Head back to Ishigaki Port before boarding the ferry to Taketomi Island with a round-trip ticket. Enjoy this beautiful place with its traditional houses and gorgeous beaches at your leisure, then sail back to Ishigaki at a time of your choice.

Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

4. Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

Discover everything the beautiful wild coast of Ishigaki has to offer on a guided, 6-hour kayaking and snorkel trip in Kabira Bay and Blue lagoon. Choose pickup from your hotel or head to the meeting point to embark on a thrilling adventure on one of Japan's most popular resort islands. Begin with a visit to Kabira Bay, awarded 3 stars from the Michelin Green Guide for its crystalline waters, white sandy beaches, and a string of small islands just off the coast. After kayaking, tuck into a lunch of local food. After refueling on traditional cuisine, head to the Blue Cave and explore it by snorkeling. Then enjoy dropoff back at your hotel or meeting point.

Ishigaki Island: Guided Tour to Hamajima with Snorkeling

5. Ishigaki Island: Guided Tour to Hamajima with Snorkeling

Meet your guide at the Ishigaki port or your hotel depending on the option you choose, and set off on your trip. Sail to Hamajima, also called Phantom Island, as the island only appear when the tide is low. Land on Phantom Island and move to one of the best snorkeling spot nearby the island, you will be amazed by the colour of the ocean. The guide will help you with snorkeling, so don't worry about your skill level. Those who are new to snorkeling, not good at swimming, children and seniors are all welcome to experience the beautiful ocean with its local abundance of fish and coral.

Iriomote Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

6. Iriomote Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Go off the beaten path during this guided kayaking and snorkeling tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site, Iriomote Island. Of the island, 90% is untouched by humans, making this an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. This tour will first take you to the mangrove jungle for kayaking at a mangrove river. See various forms of life, plants, and a waterfall in the end. There is also the option to switch out your kayak for a stand-up paddle. After, enjoy snorkeling in the beautiful ocean of Iriomote. Spot a variety of fish and keep an eye out for roaming sea turtles. See the coral-pebble island that’s called the miracle island since it shows up only when it is at low tide. After enjoying your fun in the water, get dropped off back at the starting point of the tour or back to your pickup location, if applicable. SUP is for ages 12 and up. 3-11 year olds should choose canoeing. To ensure maximum safety for our guests, we require all guests to wear life jackets on all of our tours. Please refrain from removing your life jacket during the tour.

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What people are saying about Okinawa

It was one of the most unforgettable once in a lifetime experience I had & at the same time my most thrilling birthday as I celebrated my 31st under the sea. It was tough especially if it is your first time but the staffs were all so accomodating & so kind to everyone that is why they will help you conquer the fear & worries from within. You should maintain a complete presence of mind while under the sea & during the entire activity for it may cause harm or death.

It was a wonderfull experience. Crystal clear water gorgeous coral reef and beautiful marine life. The dive instructor was very friendly and kind and always smiling they even helped be get back back my camera from the sea floor which accidentally fell while i took a jump from the boat. Overall five star experience for beginner like me. If possible I hope to get back next year aswell.

Despite the initial disorganisation at the rental shop, the boat tour was amazing. The staff was well prepared; Tyler, the instructor who speaks English, was incredibly kind and took wonderful pictures of us snorkelling. The lunch was delicious, and the sea was just breathtaking. We saw plenty of fish and even turtles!!! Next time in Naha I’d choose this tour again.

Pick up from hotel, nice staff, clear instructions, lot of time for snorkeling and enough time for diving. I'm happy I did it. Great experience. Plus underwater pictures. Amazing.

The boat ride was fun, the lunch was very tasty, the hot showers felt great and the snorkeling was really good.