Guide to Educational Travel in Okinawa

Activity List

  • Glass-bottom Boat, Underwater Observatory
    Glass-bottom Boat, Underwater Observatory Busena Marine Park

    At the only underwater observatory on the Okinawa main island, you don’t have to get wet to see tropical fish in action. Another popular activity is a promenade over the sea in a whale-shaped glass bottom boat.

    Capacity

    36 people per glass-bottom boat, 24 people inside underwater observation towe

    Required Time

    90 min.

    Accepts Visitors

    All Year Round (Maybe cancelled due to the weather or sea conditions)

    Multilingual Services

    Pamphlet

    Wheelchair Acces

    Available

    Address/1744-1Kise, Nago City, Okinawa

    +81-980-52-3379

  • Beach Trekking(Ino observations)
    Beach Trekking(Ino observations) Okinawan Experience Nirai Kanai

    Students observe inoh (coastal shallows enclosed by coral reefs) where a variety of rare creatures live to learn about the ecosystem of the beautiful sea and environmental issues.

    Capacity

    20 – 60 people

    Required Time

    2 – 2.5 hours

    Accepts Visitors

    All Year Round

    Multilingual Services

    Pamphlet、Panel Display

    Wheelchair Acces

    Available

    Address/524 Yamada, Onna Village, Okinawa

    +81-98-958-3940

  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching Zamami Village Whale Watching Association

    From December to April every year, the whale watching tour offers people the opportunity to see humpback whales that have returned to the waters around Zamami Island.

    Capacity

    40 people

    Required Time

    2 hours

    Accepts Visitors

    27th Dec. to 5th Apr

    Multilingual Services

    Handbook

    Wheelchair Acces

    Available

    Address/1 Zamami, Zamami Village, Okinawa

    +81-98-896-4141

  • Coral Seedling Planting
    Coral Seedling Planting Gala Aoi Umi

    At Gala Aoi Umi, visitors have the chance to prune coral branches and plant coral seedlings set in artificial bedrock. They can also try their hand at making salt and take it home with them. The facility also has a café on the grounds.

    Capacity

    20 – 40 people

    Required Time

    40 – 60 min.

    Accepts Visitors

    All Year Round

    Multilingual Services

    Pamphlet

    Wheelchair Acces

    Available (Excludes a part of the Sango Batake (coral field)

    Address/915 Takashiho, Yomitan Village, Okinawa

    +81-98-958-3940

  • Mangrove Crab Fishing
    Mangrove Crab Fishing Miyako Island Tourism Association

    Guided by crab fishermen who know all the inlets around Irabu Island, visitors can take a tour on which they bring up crab pots set along the tidal flats and mangrove forest.

    Capacity

    10 – 80 people

    Required Time

    90 min.

    Accepts Visitors

    All Year Round

    Multilingual Services

     

    Wheelchair Acces

    Not available

    Address/2F, 187Nishizato, Hirara, Miyakojima City, Okinawa

    +81-980-73-1881

  • Marine Activities
    Marine Activities SEASIR

    Visitors are invited to experience snorkeling, sea kayaking or some of the many other activities. Safety measures and multilingual support services are provided so that visitors can enjoy these activities safely

    Capacity

    100 people

    Required Time

    3.5 hours (May differ depending on the program or ocean conditions)

    Accepts Visitors

    Oct. – Jun

    Multilingual Services

    English Speaker

    Wheelchair Acces

    Available for some programs (please confirm beforehand)

    Address/2-2-9 Minatomachi, Naha City, Okinawa

    +81-98-866-4519

※“Visitor capacity” indicates the maximum number of people allowed into a facility at one time.
※“Barrier-free” indicates whether or not the facility provides wheelchair access.