Ishigaki Blue Cave & Hamajima Snorkeling Tour in Okinawa

Overview

No Ishigaki Island adventure is complete without some fun in the water! Book this tour to snorkel the scenic Hamajima Island — a popular shooting location for ads, shows, and more — and the enigmatic Blue Cave, one of Ishigaki's must-visit locations.

Highlights

  • Visit Hamajima Island, nicknamed "Phantom Island" because it only appears at low tide
  • Have fun snorkeling the crystal-clear waters around Hamajima
  • Snorkel Ishigaki's mysterious Blue Cave, one of the must-see spots when in Ishigaki
  • Beginner-friendly — your friendly guide will assist you as you snorkel
  • Photography service included — get digital copies of your photos after the tour

Key Information

Important Information

• In principle, this tour will push through rain or shine, but it may be canceled at the host's discretion in the event of inclement weather. In this case, we will contact you to refund or reschedule • This tour is only conducted in Japanese - A minimum of 4 participants is required for us to accept your booking - Please be sure to check your registered Email for messages from us; we may contact you for further joining instructions and/or emergency cancellations - Please gather at the meeting point already dressed in clothes that you don't mind getting wet - Toilets may be hard to come by at some stops on the itinerary, so please be sure to use the restroom before the tour - Please be punctual; if you will be late, please contact us for further instructions - Guests who are intoxicated will not be allowed to participate; there will be no refunds Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.

Description

When in Okinawa, marine activities are a must-do! This snorkeling tour will take you to some of Ishigaki Island's most popular and photogenic locations. Snorkel around the waters of Hamajima Island and in Ishigaki's Blue Cave — all part of Iriomote Ishigaki National Park, home to Japan's largest coral reef. Also known as "Phantom Island" because it only appears at low tide (and its appearance also changes depending on the tide), Hamajima is an uninhabited island that's just 30 minutes away from Ishigaki by ferry. This island that was naturally formed atop coral skeletons is a popular filming location because of its white sand and the crystal-clear blue waters that surround it. Meanwhile, Ishigaki's Blue Cave is called such because it's submerged in vivid-blue waters, and it looks as if it's bathed in blue light. Enjoy snorkeling in the Blue Cave's waters, and watch schools of fish swim by! This snorkeling tour is beginner-friendly, so don't worry if you lack snorkeling experience — your guide will assist you all throughout. This tour also includes a photography service; after it ends, you'll receive digital copies of all photos taken during the tour — memories of your Ishigaki adventure!

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