Ishigaki Blue Cave Snorkeling & Mangrove SUP (or Canoeing)


Explore some of Ishigaki's best attractions in a day of water-sports fun! Snorkel the waters of the magical Blue Cave — one of Ishigaki's top snorkeling spots — and go canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) amid the mangroves of the Miyara River.


  • Snorkel the vivid-blue waters of the mysterious Blue Cave
  • Try stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing in the Miyara River mangroves, a National Natural Monument
  • Enjoy Ishigaki's beautiful waters and some of its most popular attractions all in one day
  • Beginner-friendly — your friendly guide will assist you throughout the entire tour
  • Photography service included — get digital copies of your photos after the tour

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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 • The order of the activities varies depending on the season and other conditions • This tour is only conducted in Japanese - Please be sure to check your Dashboard 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 - Free pick-up is only offered for those staying at hotels in southern Ishigaki. For those availing of hotel pick-up, please check your Emails for the pick-up time and other details 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.


Enjoy a fun-filled day in and on the waters of Ishigaki on this watersports tour! A friendly guide will take you to two of the island's most popular attractions: the otherworldly Blue Cave, and the fascinating mangroves of the Miyara River. The Blue Cave, named for its vivid blue waters, is one of Ishigaki's best snorkeling spots. When sunlight shines through this cave, its waters shimmer and look even bluer, and the cave seems as if it's bathed in blue light. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters here, and swimming among a great variety of colorful fish. After some snorkeling, you can have fun splashing in the basin of a crystal-clear waterfall too! At the Miyara River, which is famous for the mangrove trees that are symbolic of Ishigaki Island, you'll try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or canoeing. Cruising the placid waters amid the mangroves is blissfully peaceful — you’ll want to breath in deeply the pure air of these National Natural Monuments. This tour is beginner-friendly, so don't worry if you lack experience in any of the activities on the itinerary. Your guide will provide safety equipment and assist you throughout! This tour also includes a photography service — your guide will take photos with a waterproof camera. After the tour, you'll receive digital copies of the photos — memories of your Ishigaki adventure!

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