Okhotsk Sea Drift Ice Sightseeing Cruise from Sapporo (Garingo II)

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  • Free Cancelation - 14 Days Notice
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  • 12 Hrs - 13 Hrs Duration
  • English / Japanese
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  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Embark on an exciting sightseeing cruise to witness the spectacular drift ice phenomenon along Okhotsk Sea
  • Hop aboard the Ice Breaker Garingo II modern vessel and sail through the northernmost coast of Japan
  • Get to spot adorable creatures along the way such as wild seals, white-tailed eagles, and many more
  • Replenish your energy with a scrumptious Japanese bento meal for lunch that will be given on the bus
  • Have a hassle free trip with pick up and drop off services available at specified locations in Hokkaido
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  • 1 Day Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Round trip transportation fee
    • Garinko-go II cruise
    • Lunch (Japanese Makunouchi Bento)

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Insurance
    • Admission ticket to Okhotsk Tokkari Center and Okhotsk Tower
    • Other personal expenses

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Round trip transportation fee
    • Garinko-go II cruise
    • Lunch (Japanese Makunouchi Bento)

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Insurance
    • Admission ticket to Okhotsk Tokkari Center and Okhotsk Tower
    • Other personal expenses
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What To Expect

Grab the rare opportunity to witness the drift ice phenomenon on an exciting sightseeing cruise from Hokkaido. Hop aboard the Ice Breaker Garingo II and start your sea expedition to see this natural winder. Be in awe of the magnificent display of brash ice dancing along Okhotsk Sea’s currents and watch the stunning whiteness of the drift ice, which shows its true light-blue color when it flips over. Get to spot adorable creatures playing around blocks of ice such as wild seals, white-tailed eagles, and other lovely animals along the way. Cap off your sightseeing cruise with a small taste test at the Dezuka Suisan Seafood Market - and if you're a little hungry, you can replenish your energy with a mouthwatering Japanese bento meal served on the shuttle bus for lunch. Don’t forget to layer up your clothing before the cruise so you can stay outside and get the best view of these breahtaking sights!

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Climb aboard the Ice Breaker Garingo II as it sails along the Okhotsk Sea
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Witness delicate ice drift slowly along the crystal waters of the sea
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Catch adorable sea creatures playing in the ice such as wild seals, white-tailed eagles, and more
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Please note that the itinerary is approximate and is subject to change depending on traffic, facility, and weather conditions
  • 6:40am pick up at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
  • 6:50am pick up at Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park
  • 7:00am pick up at Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • Have a rest at 2 service stations (15mins per station)
  • 11:40am-12:40pm board Garingo II at Monbetsu
  • 12:50pm-1:50pm visit Okhotsk Tokkari Center and Okhotskk Tower
  • 2:00pm-2:20pm visit Marukaichi Suisan Seafood Market
  • 2:20pm-2:40pm visit Dezuka Suisan Seafood Market
  • Have a rest at 2 service stations (15 mins per station)
  • 7:40pm drop off at Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • 7:50pm drop off at Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park
  • 8:00pm drop off at ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Infant ticket: Age 0-2
  • Child ticket: Age 3-12
  • Infants aged 0-2 will occupy a bus seat, however, no lunch will be provided. Please purchase child tickets instead if they will be requiring lunch
  • In case the cruise gets canceled due to natural disasters, the operator will inform you via email before 6:00am (Japan local time) on the cruise date and full refunds will be given
  • In case sail suspensions occur due to inclement weather conditions, you will receive a partial refund on site of JYP1700 for adults, JYP800 for children, none for infants) and be taken to visit the Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum as an alternative
  • In case the bus won't be able to arrive at Monbetsu due to weather or road conditions, you will receive a partial refund on site of JYP2700 for adults, JYP1350 for children, none for infants, and be taken to visit Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival as an alternative
  • Please note that the drift ice is a constantly moving natural occurrence, therefore, there is no guarantee that you will see drift ice during the cruise. In case of such event, the tour will change to a sightseeing cruise only and the operator will provide you a free souvenir
  • A Japanese bento meal will be served on the shuttle bus for lunch and you can choose to eat the meal anywhere you prefer. Please note that the cruise cannot accommodate vegetarian or other dietary restrictions
  • People in wheelchairs/mobility scooters must be accompanied by a relative or a health carer on the cruise
  • Please note: No refunds will be given for no shows, or cancelations due to the absence of drift ice
  • Emergency contact in Japan: +081-011-215-0828
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the specified date

Pick Up Information:

  • Please arrive at the pick up location at least 15 minutes before your bus schedule. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals
ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo
  • Time: 6:40am
  • Location: ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo, 1F Lobby
  • Address: 2-9, Nishi 1-chome, Kita 3-jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
  • How to get there: Walk for 5 minutes from JR/Namboku Line/Toho Line Sapporo Station
Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park
  • Time: 6:50am
  • Location: Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park, 1F Lobby
  • Address: Nishi 8-chome, Odori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
  • How to get there: Walk for 7 minutes from Namboku Line Odori Station
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • Time: 7:00am
  • Location: Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu, 1F Lobby
  • Address: 5 Chome-420 Minami 8 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
  • How to get there: Walk for 5 minutes from Namboku Line Nakajima-koen Station
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 14 days prior to the activity
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