Okinawa’s No.1 winter activity!
The whale encounter rate during winter is nearly 99%!
Watch a humpback whale’s dynamic jumps and majestic movements up-close!
It is a winter-only activity that is extremely popular with both adults and children alike.
2023 Tour dates
24th Dec. 2022 – 2rd April 2023
*Refundable dates: from 1st Feb. 2023 – 31st Mar. 2023
Get your money back if nobody onboard could spot a whale!
*Please check “remarks” for refund conditions!
English and Chinese speaking staff members will guide you throughout the world of whales!
Roam the seas onboard a comfortable boat equipped with lavatories and a cabin to shield yourself from the wind!
Whale watching guidebooks in English and Chinese for free!
The best whale watching shots available for download free of charge!
Children can board for free up to 5 years old!
This activity is available to any age!
Whales show you a variety of performances!
Look forward to our whale guide as well!
- 8:00am / 1:00pmGathering
We will meet up at BERRY NAHA.
If you come by your own means, please be there at least 10 minutes in advance.
Please refer the access page for hotel transfers service and car park information.
- 8:15am / 1:15pmCheck-in
Please fill out your application form. Do not forget to get your whale watching guidebook!
- 8:30am / 1:30pmDeparture
Before departure, we will show you around the boat. Once this is done, let’s go in search of those giant cetaceans!
- 9:00am / 2:00pmSearching for whales
As for any encounters between humans, meeting with a whale rests for the most part, on your luck. You might spot one just outside the port or spend more than an hour looking for them.
While our seasoned captains while search for the cetaceans, let our guides give you interesting facts on whales and their behaviours, as well as tips on how to observe them responsibly.
- 9:30am / 2:30pmObserving whales
In order to behave responsibly, we limit our observation to an hour and avoid getting too close. If we spot a whale rather soon, we will move on and search for another one to admire.
- 11:30am / 4:30pmHeading back to Naha
After enjoying the powerful jumps and blows of the giants of the seas, we head back to Naha.
Drop by our store and browse our tour souvenirs and colourful Okinawan goods!
- 12:00pm / 5:00pmGoing home
After check-out, we will drive you back to your hotel if you opted in for transfer service.
The time of drop-off can vary but you can expect to be back at around 12pm for morning tours and 5pm for afternoon tours.
|Prices||・Age 13 or more : JPY 5,480|
・Age 6-12 : JPY 4,480
・Age 0-5 : FREE
|Prices include||Boat ride GuideLife jacket rental Rain coat rental Drinks Hotel pick-up and drop-off|
|Activity period||24/Dec/2022 – 2/Apr/2023|
*Money back guarantee dates: 1/Feb/2023 – 31/Mar/2023
・09:30 *Available on Feb. & Mar. only and Japanese briefing only.
・14:30 *Available on Feb. & Mar. only and Japanese briefing only.
|Duration||Around 4 hours|
|Requirements||・No age limit.|
・People with a history of stroke, epilepsy, or who may be pregnant cannot join the tour.
|Remarks||・Note that tours may be cancelled due to unfavourable weather or sea conditions. We will inform you of any such change the day prior to the tour.|
・The minimum number of people on a tour is 6. If it’s not reached by the day before the tour, cancellations or schedule changes may occur.
・Note that strollers are not permitted on board. Please bring a baby carrier for any children who cannot stand on their own.
・If no whale is spotted, we will give you a full refund. Please note that no refund will be given if someone on board including the staff spots a whale, a dolphin or their blows.
*Tours are refundable on the following dates : between 1st/Feb/2023 – 31/Mar/2023
*On other dates a re-trial voucher for another trip will be handed to you instead of a refund.
・Wearing a life jacket during our tours is mandatory.
・Please make sure that you read and understand our cancellation policy before booking.
|Bring with you||・Warm clothes|
・Motion sickness medicine
・For babies age 0-2, a baby carrier attached to an adult is required, please prepare it by yourself.
*If the sea condition is too rocky to bring an infant, we will contact customer to reschedule.
|Meeting point||Marine Club BERRY NAHA|
【Address】〒900-0001 2-3-13 Minato Machi, Naha, Okinawa,
【Free Transfer】Please check BERRY Naha Hotel Transfers Service page
【Free Car Park】Please check BERRY Naha Free Parking page
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