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Ishigaki Island: Sunset Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

1. Ishigaki Island: Sunset Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

Join a sunset boat cruise from Ishigaki Island and set sail for the best spot from which to watch the sun go down. Sip on complimentary drinks and see the world change color as the sun dips below the horizon. Choose a private cruise with pickup on Ishigaki Island or opt for the group tour and head to the meeting point. Then, once you arrive at the harbor, hop aboard your boat and start your sunset cruise. Begin with a tour of the harbor and sip on a refreshing drink while you marvel at views of the city from the water. From here, you'll travel to the perfect spot to admire the sunset. Spend around 20 minutes here, watching everything around get bathed in a warm glow as the sun slowly disappears below the horizon. As you make your way back to the harbor at the end of your cruise, look forward to seeing the city lights glimmering in the distance, showing you a different side of Ishigaki Island. Your tour concludes with a transfer back to the meeting point or your accommodation, depending on which option you booked.

Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

2. Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

Explore the lush mangrove forests of the Miyara River on this 2-hour kayaking trip. Kayak up and down the Miyara River and see for yourself why the forest has been designated a national monument. All ages and skill levels will enjoy this tranquil paddle through the beautiful natural landscapes on Ishigaki Island. Your instructor will give you the freedom to explore while ensuring your group stays safe.

From Ishigaki: Hamajima and Taketomi Island Snorkel Trip

3. From Ishigaki: Hamajima and Taketomi Island Snorkel Trip

Enjoy a day trip from Ishigaki Port. Go snorkeling at Hamajima, and be amazed by the marine life below the surface. After that, board the ferry to Taketomi Island and enjoy some time at your leisure. Meet your guide at the Ishigaki Port and head for Hamajima, known as Phantom Island because the island only appears when the tide is low. Take a tour and admire the scenery and emerald blue ocean. Move on to one of Okinawa's best snorkeling spots, located right next to the island. Enjoy instruction from your guide as you swim or snorkel amongst the vibrant marine life. Let them use a waterproof camera to capture you enjoying your experience. Head back to Ishigaki Port before boarding the ferry to Taketomi Island with a round-trip ticket. Enjoy this beautiful place with its traditional houses and gorgeous beaches at your leisure, then sail back to Ishigaki at a time of your choice.

Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

4. Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

Discover everything the beautiful wild coast of Ishigaki has to offer on a guided, 6-hour kayaking and snorkel trip in Kabira Bay and Blue lagoon. Choose pickup from your hotel or head to the meeting point to embark on a thrilling adventure on one of Japan's most popular resort islands. Begin with a visit to Kabira Bay, awarded 3 stars from the Michelin Green Guide for its crystalline waters, white sandy beaches, and a string of small islands just off the coast. After kayaking, tuck into a lunch of local food. After refueling on traditional cuisine, head to the Blue Cave and explore it by snorkeling. Then enjoy dropoff back at your hotel or meeting point.

Okinawa: Ishigaki Island Snorkeling Cruise with Drinks

5. Okinawa: Ishigaki Island Snorkeling Cruise with Drinks

Swim and snorkel through the amazingly clear Ishigaki green ocean on a boat tour. Depart the harbor in the morning and take the 40-minute ride to Hamajima, also known as the Phantom Island. Enjoy unlimited drinks on board and, if you've selected the charter option, listen some background music along the way. Discover this island made of a sandy beach and emerald green sea. Continue sailing and enjoy a stop for snorkeling to see beautiful corals and various kinds of fish. You may even get lucky and spot some sea turtles.

Ishigaki Island: Guided Tour to Hamajima with Snorkeling

6. Ishigaki Island: Guided Tour to Hamajima with Snorkeling

Meet your guide at the Ishigaki port or your hotel depending on the option you choose, and set off on your trip. Sail to Hamajima, also called Phantom Island, as the island only appear when the tide is low. Land on Phantom Island and move to one of the best snorkeling spot nearby the island, you will be amazed by the colour of the ocean. The guide will help you with snorkeling, so don't worry about your skill level. Those who are new to snorkeling, not good at swimming, children and seniors are all welcome to experience the beautiful ocean with its local abundance of fish and coral.

Painushima Ishigaki Airport: Private Transfer to/from City

7. Painushima Ishigaki Airport: Private Transfer to/from City

Enjoy a private airport transfer between your accommodation in the city center of Ishigaki and the airport. Feel safe with a reliable service available at any time of the day or night. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system, whether you're a solo traveler, family, or on a business trip. Take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high hygiene standards.

Ishigaki, Okinawa: Scenic Night Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

8. Ishigaki, Okinawa: Scenic Night Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

The blue led lights from the ship shine on the surface of the sea. You can enjoy a mystical cruising experience. On clear days, you can look up at the sky and see the stars shining brightly. The sky is filled with stars. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of a lifetime. ■Time Table (October - March) 8:00 Departure from the harbor. If you choose the charter plan, you can request background music. 8:30 p.m. Tour around the harbor. The illumination of Ishigaki Island's urban area is vividly reflected on the surface of the sea. Beverages are all-you-can-drink. Please enjoy the cruise with your favorite beverages. 9:00 p.m. Arrival at stargazing point. You can see an astonishingly beautiful starry sky in the pitch-darkness of the sea with no light around. 9:30 p.m. We will head for the harbor. The lights of the city and the harbor change colors in the darkness of the evening. Reflected on the surface of the sea like a mirror. You should definitely see the contrast between the sea and the light of Ishigaki Island. 10:00 p.m. Arrive at the port. The fun time passes in the blink of an eye and the cruise comes to an end. Some of our customers also make reservations for Day Cruising or Sunset Cruising on the spot. Same-day reservations are also available. Please make a reservation on the day of your cruise. *Time Table depends on sea conditions and weather. *In the case of a charter, the cruising plan can be freely changed. ■Boarding Time 1) 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (April - September) 2) 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (October - March) ■About A luxury experience to enjoy the Ishigaki Island sea on a fully customized cruising ship. All seats are equipped with speakers. You can play your favorite background music by Bluetooth. You can drink as much as you like on an all-inclusive basis. ■Service ・Alcohol and soft drinks are free (except champagne) ・Free to bring your own food and beverages. ・Towels are provided. ・Pick up and drop off service is available. ※In the case of a ride together, we will go to the site as soon as we gather at the meeting place. We will contact you by e-mail after your reservation. ■We guarantee 100% safety. ・All staff members are certified water rescuers and have received instruction from them. We take safety-related training courses as needed. ・We always have two staff members on board to ensure the safety of our guests. ・We will never operate a tour when the sea conditions are bad. We will check the weather conditions with other operators in the area and sail only when it is safe to do so. No cancellation fee will be charged in the event of cancellation due to weather conditions.

Ishigaki Island: SUP or Kayaking experience at Kabira Bay

9. Ishigaki Island: SUP or Kayaking experience at Kabira Bay

Discover one of the most picturesque beaches in Japan by kayak or SUP with a guide in the unique emerald waters of Kabira Bay. Start by meeting your guide at the Ishigaki port. After your arrival at the field, receive instructions on how to use the SUP or Kayak for around 15 minutes. Enjoy 1 hour to explore the surroundings and to test your aquatic skills. Whether you are an expert or beginner, the instructor and safety equipment will be on hand to support you. Get your picture taken with a waterproof camera to remember the experience.

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What people are saying about Ishigaki

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Kayaking was fun and the guide was very friendly, helpful and able to communicate in English well. Despite being the only non-Japanese speaker the guide made sure to explain everything during the tour in English and Japanese

Fun guides and very nice stretch of river to kayak on.