Okinawa Winter Whale Watching Tour (Naha/Chatan Departure)

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 3 Hrs Duration
  • English / Chinese / Japanese / Korean
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Get up close to the humpback whales of Okinawa in this 3 hour whale watching cruise!
  • Watch the whales swim, sing, leap and more, as well as learn of their environment
  • Get a free pick up service if you're staying in a hotel in Naha!
  • In the unlikely occasion you won't see any whales that day, you get a full refund
  • You can get a booklet about humpback whale and special postcard during the tour!
  • Book from 20 Nov 2018 onwards to receive a special gift, an original telescope or Whale doll keychain!
Most Recent Review

  • PIK YEE 26 Mar 2019
    It is very good activity, if you never see Wales, I strongly recommend you to join this tour, I saw around 5 wales, some just swim next to our boat, it was amazing. The tour pick and drop off service was ok, but if your hotel is far from the departure port, you will be the first hotel to pick and last hotel to drop off, you will lose time, and you must prepare medicine for prevent see sickness, we prepare by our self , and we have medicine when we reach the pier, but it’s not work, it is too late to have the medicine, I really recommend you to buy the medicine when you reach the pier, because they sell liquid medicine, that’s much better than you buy in your place. So we are 5 ppl, 4 of us vomited. But it is still worth to join the tour.

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  • Depart from Naha

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What To Expect

Get a close look at the incredible humpback whales off the coast of Okinawa with this winter whale watching tour that departs from either Naha or Chatan! You get three glorious hours out in the water to see pods of whales swimming, with a full refund if you don't get to come by any. Learn about the whales and stay updated through multi-language broadcasts in the boat that speak in English, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean. It's a great excursion for the whole family to enjoy, as you get to see and learn about these majestic giants of the sea!

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See humpback whales in their element
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Watch them swim, play, and sing!
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Learn about their environment and ecosystem
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A perfect sea excursion for the family
Activity Information
Confirmation

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  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

Depart from Naha
  • 8:30am/1:00pm meet in the Naha Miegusuku Port
  • 9:00am/1:30pm departure
  • Whale watching tour (maximum 3 hours)
  • 12:00pm/4:30pm back to the port, disband
Depart from Chatan
  • 9:00am/1:00pm meet in the Chatan Hamagawa Fishing Pier
  • 9:30am/1:30pm departure
  • Whale watching tour (maximum 3 hours)
  • 12:30pm/4:30pm back to the port, disband
Okinawa Glass-Bottom Boat and Whale Watching Tour (Depart from Naha)
  • 10:00am/2:00pm meet in the Naha Tomari North Port (in front of the glass-bottom boat HARMONY)
  • 10:15am/2:15pm departure
  • Whale watching tour (maximum 1 hours)
  • Coral reef sightseeing (maximum 20 minutes)
  • 12:45pm/4:45pm back to the port, disband
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please wear clothes that can keep you warm and dry. We recommend wearing a wind breaker as well
  • If you are worried about seasickness, please take motion sickness pills to prior to the tour
  • If you will drive by yourself to the Naha meeting place, the parking fee is JPY500 a day
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Infant ticket: Age 3-4
  • Child ticket: Age 5-11
  • Children aged 0-2 can join free of charge. Please inform us the number of participants who are aged 0-2 when booking
  • The free hotel pick up service is only available for customers depart from Naha. The exact pick up time will be sent to you via e-mail the night before the tour
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes in advance
  • Pregnant women or customers with infants may not be allowed to board due to sea conditions
  • For your safety, please always wear your life jacket during the tour
  • The first 1,000 paid customers who booked from 20 Nov 2018 will receive a Whale doll keychain only, while succeeding customers will receive an original telescope. The number of items is limited, thus the giving of gifts will continue until stocks last. The gifts will be given by the guide at the meet up location
  • Children aged 0-2 for the Okinawa Glass-Bottom Boat and Whale Watching Tour are required to pay an infant ticket. Please note that this tour does not have hotel pick-ups
  • A minimum of 10 participants is required for the Okinawa Glass-Bottom Boat and Whale Watching Tour to push through. If the minimum number of bookings (10) is not met (1) day before the scheduled departure, the tour on that date may be canceled. You will be notified via email or contact number and will be given the option of booking an alternative date or requesting a full refund
  • Only Japanese staff will be on board. The staff mainly communicates with gestures for the Okinawa Glass-Bottom Boat and Whale Watching Tour

Important Information:

  • If you do not see any whales during the tour, you can either participate in the tour again on another date (before 7 Apr 2019) or get a full refund
  • Please note: No refunds will be issued if whales are seen blowing water (even from far away) or if other customers are able to observe the whale
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only for the date specified

Meet Up Information:

Departing from Naha
  • Location: Naha Miegusuku Port
  • Address: 3 Choume-20 Nishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken
  • Time: Morning course: 8:30am (9:00am departure)/Afternoon course: 1:00pm (1:30pm departure)
How To Get There
  • If you wish to drive to the meet up yourself, there is a parking area in Naha Miegusuku Port, with a parking fee of JPY500 a day
  • Hotel pick ups are also available for this tour. Please indicate when booking if you require the pick up service - the exact pick up time will be sent to you via e-mail the night before the tour
Departing from Chatan
  • Location: Chatan Hamagawa Fishing Pier
  • Address: Okinawa Prefecture, Chatan-chou 4
  • Time: Morning course: 9:00am (9:30am departure)/Afternoon course: 1:00pm (1:30pm departure)
How To Get There
  • Please the information of Hamakawa Port on your GPS: “33 - 555 - 347”. Upon arrival at the port, you will see a building with the word “冰”. The meeting place is here and the parking lot is in the port
  • Parking in Hamakawa Port is free
Okinawa Glass-Bottom Boat and Whale Watching Tour (Depart from Naha)
  • Location: Naha Tomari North Portin front of the glass-bottom boat HARMONY
  • Address: 3 Chome-13-1 Tomari, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken 900-0012, Japan
  • Time: Morning course: 10:00am (10:15am departure)/Afternoon course: 2:00pm (2:15pm departure)
How To Get There
  • Take the Yui Rail to get off at Miebashi Station and walk for about 15 minutes

Depart from Naha (Meet Up Location)

Depart from Chatan (Meet Up Location)

Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (97) 4.1
  • Pui Kwan 23 Jan 2019
    It is a great experience to watch whale in Okinawa, it is my first time to have whale watching in winter time. It is quite fun and you can see different posture of the whale when they are swimming. I would highly recommend you to join this tour, the guide speak in English so that you can understand more about whale
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  • PIK YEE 26 Mar 2019
    It is very good activity, if you never see Wales, I strongly recommend you to join this tour, I saw around 5 wales, some just swim next to our boat, it was amazing. The tour pick and drop off service was ok, but if your hotel is far from the departure port, you will be the first hotel to pick and last hotel to drop off, you will lose time, and you must prepare medicine for prevent see sickness, we prepare by our self , and we have medicine when we reach the pier, but it’s not work, it is too late to have the medicine, I really recommend you to buy the medicine when you reach the pier, because they sell liquid medicine, that’s much better than you buy in your place. So we are 5 ppl, 4 of us vomited. But it is still worth to join the tour.
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  • Lam 1 Mar 2019
    Customer service of Klook is absolutely worse of all agents I had ever encountered. Whatever you had booked, please do not change it, as Klook can’t help at all. What we need to do is to contact the vendor ourselves and discuss if any possibly of changes, remember never thru Klook customer service or support cuz they don’t have any reply at all until the event is over. But the whale watches is definitely a great worth of a visit. The vendor who provided this service was great, they are very considerate and helpful.
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  • Foong Peng 14 Jan 2019
    The pick-up provided to and fro the hotel was really good. We had sight of the whales many times and it was a really fun experience. The sea was rather choppy so people with seasickness should consider the anti-nausea pills.
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  • Angela 12 Jun 2018
    Crew was dedicated to finding a whale for us to see. Sea was calm, weather beautiful. After 1+h, then we spotted a small whale. Even though we saw only a bit from far for a few seconds a few times. we enjoyed it. Boat had enough indoor seating but outdoor seating limited though that is normal.
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  • Ping Chuan 4 Feb 2019
    Do take note to eat seasick pills as it's quite choppy during the wait for whales. bring watwrproof outerwear to keep warm and dry.
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  • Pei Shi 20 Feb 2019
    Really did see the whale from far. Is a bit sea sick so encourage not to eat too full before attending the event
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  • Kok Heng 19 Feb 2019
    everything fine but just the hotel pick up serve. they will inform you that their bus can't wait outside your hotel and ask you move to one location and pick up everyone thats near the area.
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    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further improvements. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • Teck Chuan 5 Mar 2019
    We were lucky managed to see a pod of 3 humpback whales after leaving port for 25mins, however we just stay around the area for a duration of 90mins before we head back. The guide and the ship crews were attentive to the participant and provided assistance when required.
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  • Azraa Illiani 6 Feb 2019
    The tour is great. They informed us earlier through whatapps on the meeting venue and the expectation of cancelation due to weather. Bus picking us from the hotel is punctual. The tour guide may need to learn english because she was explaining in chinese the whole time. Anyways, saw several whales and that is the whole point right.
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