If you would like to peek at the underwater world, but would prefer to do so from the surface, then choose our Okinawa snorkeling trips!
Even if you cannot swim, do not worry, the guide will bring along a safety flotation device and will always be in close proximity to you. In addition, you will wear a wetsuit and life jacket so that you can comfortably and effortlessly float on the surface.
Just prepare yourself to be amazed by the beauty of the ocean and dip your face in the water. You will see many colorful tropical fish and healthy corals teeming with life. Most of our guests particularly enjoy spotting clownfish (nemo) hiding in sea anemones and sea stars lying on the ocean floor.
If you join us on a boat trip and have a lucky day, you can even see turtles!
We will take plenty of pictures and videos during your tour so that you can preserve your underwater memories for the years to come and share them with others. You will receive the files at no additional cost.
If you feel adventurous and can swim, we would also recommend that you check out our discover scuba diving program. And in case you want to deepen your connection with the ocean, please consider signing up for our Open Water Scuba Diving course.
Beach entry vs. Boat entry
Currently we offer both beach snorkeling and boat snorkeling. If you would like to do a beach entry, we can take you to the Maeda Blue Cave, Motobu, or Sunabe (Chatan). If you prefer riding a boat, you can choose among Cape Manza, the Kerama Islands, and Minna Island.
The advantage of beach snorkeling is that the time is not limited and the activity starts in shallow water, which some of our guests find reassuring. In addition, scheduling a beach snorkeling session is very flexible. The only disadvantage is that we can only visit sites that are close to shore. However, for most people this is not really an issue.
If you choose boat snorkeling, being on the boat certainly adds to the experience. In particular, the Kerama Island all-day trip is a favorite among our guests. The downside is that, when on a boat, snorkeling times are limited to 40-45 minutes at each location, water is too deep to stand while entering, and, occasionally, the boat rocks due to unfavorable sea conditions which could be a problem for guests prone to seasickness.
If you are a large group or would prefer not to share the boat with others, you can also charter the dive boats we use for private trips.
- Location: Cape Manza (Onna village)
- 1 time (40 min) - ¥ 6000
- 2 times (40 min each) - ¥ 10000
- Location: Kerama Islands
- up to 3 times (40 min each) - ¥ 17000
- Location: Minna Island
- 2 times (40 min each) - ¥ 11000
† Gear rental is included.
‡ The prices above are for a single day of snorkeling.
§ Drinks and snacks are provided, however lunch is not included. We usually get food for lunch at one of the restaurants or convenience stores close to the port. Prices range between ¥ 400 and ¥ 1000 depending on your order.