Garinko II Drift Ice Sightseeing Cruise

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Crush through ice of the frozen Okhotsk Sea on this winter only tour

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  • Free Cancelation - 14 Days Notice
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  • 13 Hrs Duration
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  • See drift ice for a limited period from the end of January to the end of March
  • Board Garinko II, one of the most powerful drift ice cruises known for its professional crew and ability to break apart large blocks of ice with a giant drill
  • Stop by Okhotsk Tokkari Center and Okhotsk Tower, Monbetsu's top attraction sites
  • Choose a lunch package and savor your choice of famous Hokkaido crab legs, fancy seafood hot pot or the special 'Drift Ice Donburi'
  • Enjoy convenient roundtrip transfers from ANA Hotel in Sapporo or JR Sapporo Station
  • Get the chance to catch glimpses of wildlife such as seals and the white-tailed eagles
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US$ 115.55

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  • Seafood Hot Pot

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    US$ 115.55

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  • Drift Ice Donburi

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    US$ 120.00

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  • Scallops and Cured Salmonberries Donburi

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  • Crab Legs Hot Pot

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    US$ 125.35

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What To Expect

You will be picked up by a shuttle bus transfer at select hotels in Sapporo and be taken to Monbetsu, where your Hokkaido dirft ice cruise awaits. On the way to the port, you will stop by Sunagawa Service Area and Takinoue Service Area for a brief stop and to purchase refreshments for your journey. After approximately a four hour journey, you will board Garinko II, one of the better recognized drift ice cruises. You will then be taken to Okhotsk Tokkari Center where you can purchase admission to touch and mingle with seals up close. After that, you will visit Okhotsk Tower, a deck overlooking magnificant thick ice sheets across the land. If you booked lunch, you will enjoy your meal at local restaurant, Marukaichi Suisan, renowned for its incredibly fresh and delicious seafood. Later in the afternoon, free snacks will be handed out to everyone to keep you going until your bus trip back to JR Sapporo Station or ANA Hotel.

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Experience the power of a drift ice cruise as it takes you through ice sheets on the Okhotsk Sea
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Get up close to drift ice from the observatory deck of Garinko II
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Get up close and personal with the animals native to Hokkaido aboard the Garinko II
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Get the rare chance to see wild animals chilling on floating ice sheets as you sail by
okhotsk tokkari center
Get close to trained seals by purchasing admission to the Okhotsk Tokkari Center
drift ice donburi
Choose between the delicious lunch options that await you during your cruise
scallops and cured salmonberry donburi
Try the Scallops and Cured Salmonberry Donburi and enjoy the taste of fresh seafood
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. 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:

  • 6:40am pick up at ANA Hotel Sapporo
  • 6:50am pick up at Sapporo View Hotel
  • 7:00am pick up at Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • Rest stop at Sunagawa Service Area (15 minutes)
  • Rest stop at Takinoue Service Area (15 minutes)
  • 11:40am board GARINKO II at Monbetsu
  • 12:50pm lunch at Marukaichi Suisan (90 minutes)
  • 2:20pm enjoy complimentary refreshments at Dezka Suisan Market (20 minutes)
  • Return to Sapporo
  • 7:40pm drop off at Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • 7:50pm drop off at Sapporo view hotel
  • 8:00pm drop off at ANA Hotel Sapporo
  • Please note: This itinerary applies to all packages, please choose your package options according to your lunch preference
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Infant ticket: Age 0-2, (please buy a child ticket if they require meals)
  • Child ticket: Age 3-12
  • Vegetarian or allergy-friendly menus cannot be provided
  • In case sail suspensions occur due to inclement weather conditions, you will receive a partial refund on site of JYP1,700 for adults and JYP800 for children (no refund will be given 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 JYP2,700 for adults and JYP1,350 for children (no refund will be given for infants). You will 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
  • In case of cancelation due to weather conditions, you will be informed via e-mail by 6:00pm one day prior to your departure date. You will be given the option to request for a full refund, or reschedule your cruise date
  • Please note: If you cannot show up due to force majeure or unforeseeable circumstances, please provide relevant certificate for full refund or rescheduling
  • Emergency contact in Japan: +081-011-215-0828
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The lead traveler must present a valid passport to join the tour

Pick Up Information:

  • Please arrive at the pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time, no refund will be issued for being late or no show
ANA Hotel Sapporo
Sapporo View Hotel
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 14 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (6) 3.2
  • YuShun 15 Mar 2017
    Did not follow the scheduled itinerary. Had an hour at his own expense, after asking the team leader, actually said no time to cancel.
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  • Lai Chuen Kevin 10 Feb 2017
    The itinerary is not complete. The level of food is not up to the level of Japan. But if the purpose is mainly sitting icebreaker, the goal is to complete.
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  • Suk Bing Penny 10 Feb 2017
    Very satisfied, plenty of time, the scene of ice is shocking, will introduce friends to participate!
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  • SZE YU IVAN 9 Feb 2017
    The journey from Sapporo is too long and 8 hours a day on the road. Another food quality, not worth the price
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  • Man Kit Jackie 6 Feb 2017
    Morning collection time and place a bit unclear, no instructions to contact the local team leader, the rest is still good, the journey time is very good.
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  • Wai Yan 30 Jan 2017
    Because too much snow, so that the return journey is so slow, and finally to 9:00 before returning to Chase, in addition, lunch is very general, although the choice of more expensive meal, but really, not ideal, though, but the whole I was satisfied
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