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The humpback whales spend the summer in the northern sea around Aleutian Islands. In winter, the whales come back for reproductive activity near Zamami island in Okinawa where you can enjoy watching them!
- We offer 4 tours per day & each tour departs from Naha & Chatan.
- Departures from Naha, free pick-up & drop off service is available!
- Receive small whale-related gifts (a postcard)
- Receive post card (with coupon of famaos shop)
1）Naha Miegusuku Port (Adress:3-20 West, Naha city)
(500 JPY for all day parking if you come with a car)
2) Chatan fisharena Uminchu Wharf (Adress:Chatan-cho Mihama address 54)
Additionally, 100 JPY are requuired for facility charges. (per person ／pay on the day)
When you book, please tell me your hotel name and contacts.
Please inform whether you want a hotel pick-up from Naha and the preferred time.
What you need to bring
Warm clothes (the winter wind might be cold), a small towel (optional), medicines against motion sickness (optional).
We opted for pickup as oppose to getting to the meeting point by ourselves. The bus was prompt, came right on time. We were blessed with a sunny day, so the boat ride was quite calm. There was a little engine fume smell which is understandable, since we sat right at the rear of the boat. The captain and crew took us to various spots to spot the whale. We finally spotted one at the third spot. Still they took us to other spots after the first sighting. And we were able to see the whale quite a few times during this trip. Overall, it was a great experience. We really enjoyed this tour. Our thanks to the captain and crew for a wonderful experience!!
A little short but we did get to see 2 whales
The email confirmation and the website state its 3 hours, we left the dock at 130 and we docked back by 3pm. We did get to see a couple of whales which was fun but it was definitely disappointing to end early. Thanks..
What a great tour and the guides will try to get you close enough without distrupting the magnificent creatures. Only sad part was not seeing a whale fully breach but this is definitely worth the trip!
After we took off from Chatan Marina, it was about a 30-min boat ride to our destination. There were several other tour boats in the area and the captain did an amazing job of tracking them and the whales. We were worried about actually getting to see them, but boy did we! There were two of them that seemed to be "showing off" just for us. They would jump, wave, flip and swim right near out boat. We got plenty of great photos and it was an amazing experience overall. Govoyagin is the best website I've found for these tours!
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