Okinawa Main Island North

Whale watching

Whale Watching Excursion is NOW accessible at Motobu, a town that sits on the northern part of Okinawa, Japan.

What's more? You may also maximize your time with family and friends from the notable sites nearby like Okinawa Chiraumi Aquarium and Nakijin Castle for cherry blossom season from the end of January until the first week of February. Wander on Sesoko Island (by bridge); Minna Island (by Ferry); and at the Pineapple Park.

Tourists and locals who keep on coming back to see the whales have an uplifting experience which makes them feel inspired and increase their longevity every time the whales appear just next to the boat. Everyone's excitement just can't be contained and see themselves screaming with satisfaction!

We have been organizing whale watching trip since 2005. And each year our team has spotted and successfully recorded 99% of whale appearances. With the use of an advanced equipment like sonar and radar by our naturalist on board, we offer you a unique experience that is worth reminiscing.

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Attention point

English Available
English Available
Wi-Fi Service
Wi-Fi Service
Credit Available
Credit Available
Plan detail

Entry Qualification

Participants must NOT have any of the following conditions:
1. Epilepsy, seizures, convulsions or under medications to prevent it; and
2. Pregnant women are prohibited to join.

Plan Validity

January 11, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Package Inclusion(s)

✔︎ Boat fee
✔︎ Drinking water
✔︎ Free Parking
✔︎ Guarantee of Whales
*If no whales or dolphins spotted on the trip, get a coupon to try it again next time or get a full refund.

1. Motobu whale-watching briefing is done in Japanese only. English whale watching booklet/pamphlet will be distributed on the boat.
*For English guide → 【Naha】Whale Watching Excursion
2. For motion sickness, taking a motion sickness pill about 30 minutes or an hour before the boat departs is highly recommended.
3. Wear sneakers or something with a rubberized sole for good traction from the wet and slippery boat deck.
4. Sometimes temperature does get very cold. Bringing a sweater/jacket is highly recommended.
5. Bringing or renting binoculars allows you to have a close-up view of whales or dolphins.
6. For participants who are bringing their 3-year-old infants, a baby carrier with a harness attached to an adult is required. Please prepare it yourself.
*If the sea condition is too rough to bring an infant, we will advise you to reschedule the trip.

AM. / PM.
09:00 / 13:00 - Gathering at the Shop
09:15 / 13:15 - Safety briefing and departure
09:30 / 13:30 - Open sea
12:00 / 16:00 - Return to Port
Cancellation Policy
☞ A 2,000JPY/person would be charged if cancellation is made 2 to 14 days from trip date.

☞ Full Charge Condition
NO REFUND on the following conditions:
1. Cancellation is made less than 24-hour notice from trip date;
2. Unable to turn up at the designated meeting location and time for any reason;
3. Undisclosed health conditions to Cool Okinawa Travel when booking was made;
4. NO SHOW on the trip day for any reasons;
5. Failure to be on boat departure time or activity booking time;
6. Undesirable/Inappropriate behavior(s) like under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohols that could jeopardize other guests or overall safety measures of the tour; and
7. Any changes from the original booking cause of the cancellation. This is considered INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION.

☞ Deposit Refundable Condition :
1. Trip cancellation by the organizer/management due to unfavorable weather/sea condition.

4,800JPY/person: Adult (13 years and older)
3,800JPY/person: Children (6 years old - 12 years old)
*FREE admission to children 5 years old below.


Meeting point

MAP CODE 206 795 681*21

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