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Okinawa's most popular winter activity!
Large cruisers mean safety

Wintertime only! Tours depart daily from January 3 to April 7

Whale Watching


Whale Watching

Every winter, humpback whales migrating from Siberia arrive at the waters surrounding the Kerama Islands (about 50 minutes from the Okinawan mainland by ship) to breed. Witnessing the enormous creatures moving effortlessly through the water and breaching and blowing right before your eyes is an unforgettable experience! Whale watching tours have a high sighting success rate and are a much recommended winter activity.


4,500 yen for ages 12 and over

3,500 yen yen for ages 5-11

1,500 yen yen for ages 5 and under

Prices include life jackets & boat transportation & insurance & Fees for facilities usage and conservation efforts apply.

Activity placeSEA PARK Chatan

Capacity2 - 34 people

Meeting time9:00 / 13:00

Participation requirements
For safety reasons, women who are pregnant and people not able to walk without assistance may not participate in these tours.

Operating season
Winter only! Tours depart daily from January 7 to March 31.

Although the weather may be nice and warm on land, there might wind and ocean spray will make it chilly out on the water. Be sure to dress warmly and wear proper footwear to avoid slipping.

※Prices include tax.
※Refunds will not be given in the event that no whales are sighted. Full refunds are provided only when tours are cancelled due to sea conditions.
※We may ask refuse boarding of small children or people with limited mobility depending on sea conditions.
※We recommend that you wear proper shoes to avoid accidents as decks get slippery when wet during the tours.
※We recommend that you take seasickness tablets before your tour as seas are rough during winter.


Don life jackets » Board the vessel and travel for » Cruise » Board and return to port

Safety Rules

For everyone's safety in Sea Park Chatan,
please respect the following rules.

  • Park users must follow all lifeguard instructions.
  • For your own safety and the safety of others, please be courteous to fellow park guests by not engaging in unsafe or disruptive behaviors.
  • Upon admission to the park, please comply with all safety rules.

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    Watch out for people or objects in the water when diving.

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    Never swim under any recreational equipment; it is very dangerous.

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    Children under 6 years old will not be admitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Do not dive or slide headfirst. Please depart your landing zone upon entering the water.

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    Outside equipment or objects are prohibited.

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    Do not bring food or drinks into the park.

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    People under the influence of alcohol will not be admitted.

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    Smoking is prohibited.

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    You will not be admitted under the influence of drugs.

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    For safety reasons, pregnant women may not use the park.

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    Jewelry or accessories such as watches, keys or objects with sharp edges are not allowed.

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    Please note that we are not responsible for damaged, lost, stolen or water-damaged personal property in or out of the park.

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    Admittance may be denied, if park staff determines that nails, jewelry, etc. pose a risk of injury. Removal of nails within the park is not allowed.

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    Visible tattoos or tattoo stickers are not allowed in the park. Admission is allowed only if visible tattoos are covered with rash guards.

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    Only those who complete sign-up procedures will be admitted.

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    You must be 120 cm or taller.

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    You must be able to swim.

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    You may be asked to leave by park staff or a lifeguard if your behavior is determined to be risky or offensive to other patrons.

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    You must wear a life jacket.

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    You are advised to protect yourself from sunburn.

  • Please note that we may publish videos, photographs or articles about visitors on our website, SNS and YouTube for commercial purposes.
  • Use the park only if you are in good physical condition.
  • Since this is a paid facility, any person who enters the park without registering or outside of open hours without management permission will be reported to the police.
  • In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, visitors may be asked to leave the park if it is determined that park operations cannot be conducted safely.
  • Please note that we are not responsible any accidents or injuries caused by improper use of park facilities or noncompliance with safety rules.
  • The above rules are subject to change without notice.

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