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Half-Day Snorkeling & Water Buffalo Cart Ride at Taketomi Island (includes lunch of choice)(400849)

7 hours and 45 minutes
Half-Day Snorkeling & Water Buffalo Cart Ride at Taketomi Island (includes lunch of choice)

You will be guided by an experienced instructor, so even if it's your first time snorkeling you can participate with peace of mind!

We will take you to the best point for each given day.

In the afternoon go on a leisurely water buffalo cart ride and go sightseeing around Taketomi Island, where the scenery of olden-day Okinawa remains!

Regarding the Lunch Venue

The regular lunch venue is Blue Cafe Ishigakijima, however if it is closed (typically on Thursdays) then the lunch venue will be changed to a lunch buffet at a hotel.

Shuttle Bus Service

There is a free shuttle bus between certain hotels in Ishigaki City and the Ishigaki Port Inter-Island Ferry Terminal. The shuttle stops at the following hotels: Fusaki Beach Resort Hotel & Villas, Ishigakijima Beach Hotel Sunshine, Granvrio Resort Ishigakijima, Hotel Royal Marine Palace Ishigakijima, Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima, ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort

**Guests not using the shuttle bus should meet directly at the Ishigakijima Dream Tours counter located in Ishigaki Port Inter-Island Ferry Terminal at least 15 min. before departure.

Baggage Storage Service

Baggage storage is free of charge for guests participating in the tour. Even if you have just arrived in Ishigaki Island or have already checked out from your hotel, you can enjoy the tour with free hands!

*Please note that baggage must be picked up the same day and cannot be held overnight.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled the day of the tour, before the tour starts, 50% cancellation fee will be charged.

If cancelled after the tour starts or if cancelled without notice, 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

Supplier:

Ishigaki Dream Tours

Includes

Snorkeling (boat ride, equipment rental, insurance)

Round-trip boat fare

Taketomi Island water buffalo cart ride fee

Lunch

Please note

Please read the following prior to booking the tour:


We may ask individuals with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, epilepsy, or a history of other diseases to submit a medical certificate from a doctor in advance.

You may be required to to submit a medical certificate from a doctor in advance if you have a past history of medical conditions or if you are currently taking any medications.


 If any of the following apply, please consult with us.

  • If you are an expectant mother.
  • If you have a respiratory illness.
  • If you are regularly taking any medications. (Please report the name of the medication and your medical condition.)
  • If you have a history of tuberculosis, emphysema, pneumonia, or asthma.
  • If you have a chronic medical condition such as heart disease, hypertension or diabetes.
  •  If you are currently receiving any medical treatment or taking any medications. (Please state your medical condition.)

**Depending on your medical condition, the marine tour operation company may call you in advance to confirm your condition.

**Those 65 years old and over must submit a medical certificate regardless of whether or not the health conditions above apply.

Additionally, for safety reasons, we reserve the right to refuse your participation on the day of the tour if your health condition is deemed unfit, for the following reasons.

  • If you have a cold or are injured.
  • If you have a medical condition, have consumed alcohol, or are hungover.
  • If you have taken medications.

**We do not accept reservations for people who have trouble communicating in Japanese or English.  

**Lunch is not included for infants. Please make a request if you would like to order a meal for an infant.


◆ Notes of Caution ◆

  • The order of the tour itinerary may be changed depending on tide conditions and congestion on the islands.
  • The tour will not be accompanied by a tour guide. Local assistants on each island will guide the tour.
  • The tour may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, such as typhoons.
  • The tour will be conducted entirely in Japanese language.
  • The parking at Ishigaki Port Inter-Island Ferry Terminal is not free. The parking fee is 100 JPY for the 1st hour and 50 JPY for every additional 30 min.

Requirements

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

**Please change into your swimsuit prior to arrival.

(We will prepare the equipment necessary for the tour.)

Experience type

Day tour / Activity

Advance booking

Cancel : 1 day

Duration

7 hours and 45 minutes

Live guide

English Japanese

Meeting Time & Place (Equipment Fitting & Course Briefing)

Meeting Place:

Ishigaki Port Inter-Island Ferry Terminal (Ishigaki Dream Tours counter)

1 Misakicho, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa 907-0012

**For guests coming directly to the venue, such as by rental car, please come to the Ishigaki Dream Tours counter located in the Euglena Ishigaki Port Inter-Island Ferry Terminal by 8:10 am.

8:30 am

Equipment fitting and course briefing at the shop

8:50 am

Depart for the snorkeling spot!

Depart Ishigaki Port

  • 8:50 am

  Depart for the best point of the day!

Snorkeling / Lunch

  • 9:30 am

Arrive at the snorkeling spot!

After some snorkeling instructions, start snorkeling in the emerald green sea!

  • 11:30 am

Return to Ishigaki Port for lunch!

Have lunch a a cafe with an ocean view! Tour includes choice of lunch plate and coffee.

About the Lunch Venue

**Please note that the regular lunch venue is Blue Cafe Ishigakijima, however if the venue is closed (Mondays, Thursdays), the lunch venue will be changed to a hotel. 

**Meals for infants are not included. Please make a request if you would like to order a meal for an infant.

Sightseeing at Taketomi Island

1:00 pm

Depart for Taketomi Island!

After arriving at the island, go sightseeing on a water buffalo cart!

After sightseeing you will have free time so feel free to rent a bicycle and explore the island on your own!

Depart Taketomi Port

After sightseeing on Taketomi Island, choose from the following departure times for your return trip to Ishigaki Island. 

Departure Time from Taketomi Port
4:00 pm, 5:00 pm(Boat Ride Duration:about 15 min.) 

End of Tour

Choose between the following ferry departure times for your return to Ishigaki Island.

Departure from Taketomi Port: 4:00 pm / 5:00 pm (required time: about 15 min.)

You can start the experience from the following places.
石垣島ドリーム観光窓口 ユーグレナ石垣港離島ターミナル内

1 Misakicho, 907-0012 Ishigaki, Japan

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