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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.

Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

2. Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

Explore the lush mangrove forests of the Miyara River on this 2-hour kayaking trip. Kayak up and down the Miyara River and see for yourself why the forest has been designated a national monument. All ages and skill levels will enjoy this tranquil paddle through the beautiful natural landscapes on Ishigaki Island. Your instructor will give you the freedom to explore while ensuring your group stays safe.

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

3. 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

4. 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.

Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

5. Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Have fun kayaking amongst the mangroves on the Hija River. Appreciate the natural beauty and spot different plants and creatures living here in the rare ecosystem. As the river is calm, the kayak tour can be enjoyed by the whole family and all experience levels. The Hija River is just a few minutes drive from Route 58 in Kadena Town on Okinawa Island. Check in with the local partner, change into your swimsuit, and receive kayak instructions. Your guide will teach you how to paddle and introduce you to the living creatures you may encounter on the tour. Start kayaking through the mangroves. After listening to the guide's instructions, enjoy exploring the mangroves on your kayak as you look at the plants, rare birds, and small living creatures living in this unique environment for around 1 hour.  After the tour you can change at the shop.

Iriomote Island: Guided 2-Hour Canyoning Tour

6. Iriomote Island: Guided 2-Hour Canyoning Tour

Meet your guide at Uehara Port and let the adventurous day begin. Jump off rock platforms into the Ōmija river, slide down small falls, and feel the thrill of this unique way to explore Iriomote Island. Feel the freedom of exploration with the security and protection of a local guide. Allow yourself to focus on the fun while the best moments are captured with a water-proof camera.

Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Ishigaki Island: SUP or Kayaking experience at Kabira Bay

10. Ishigaki Island: SUP or Kayaking experience at Kabira Bay

Discover one of the most picturesque beaches in Japan by kayak or SUP with a guide in the unique emerald waters of Kabira Bay. Start by meeting your guide at the Ishigaki port. After your arrival at the field, receive instructions on how to use the SUP or Kayak for around 15 minutes. Enjoy 1 hour to explore the surroundings and to test your aquatic skills. Whether you are an expert or beginner, the instructor and safety equipment will be on hand to support you. Get your picture taken with a waterproof camera to remember the experience.

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What people are saying about Okinawa

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.

Kayaking was fun and the guide was very friendly, helpful and able to communicate in English well. Despite being the only non-Japanese speaker the guide made sure to explain everything during the tour in English and Japanese

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.

Fun guides and very nice stretch of river to kayak on.