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Okinawa Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Okinawa Canoe & kayak tours

Ishigaki Island: 2-Hour Miyara River Kayaking Tour

1. 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.

Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

2. Okinawa: Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Have fun kayaking amongst the mangroves on the Hija River. Appreciate the natural beauty and spot different plants and creatures living here in the rare ecosystem. As the river is calm, the kayak tour can be enjoyed by the whole family and all experience levels. The Hija River is just a few minutes drive from Route 58 in Kadena Town on Okinawa Island. Check in with the local partner, change into your swimsuit, and receive kayak instructions. Your guide will teach you how to paddle and introduce you to the living creatures you may encounter on the tour. Start kayaking through the mangroves. After listening to the guide's instructions, enjoy exploring the mangroves on your kayak as you look at the plants, rare birds, and small living creatures living in this unique environment for around 1 hour.  After the tour you can change at the shop.

Ishigaki Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Day at Kabira Bay

3. 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.

Iriomote Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

4. Iriomote Island: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Go off the beaten path during this guided kayaking and snorkeling tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site, Iriomote Island. Of the island, 90% is untouched by humans, making this an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. This tour will first take you to the mangrove jungle for kayaking at a mangrove river. See various forms of life, plants, and a waterfall in the end. There is also the option to switch out your kayak for a stand-up paddle. After, enjoy snorkeling in the beautiful ocean of Iriomote. Spot a variety of fish and keep an eye out for roaming sea turtles. See the coral-pebble island that’s called the miracle island since it shows up only when it is at low tide. After enjoying your fun in the water, get dropped off back at the starting point of the tour or back to your pickup location, if applicable. SUP is for ages 12 and up. 3-11 year olds should choose canoeing. To ensure maximum safety for our guests, we require all guests to wear life jackets on all of our tours. Please refrain from removing your life jacket during the tour.

Ishigaki Island: SUP or Kayaking experience at Kabira Bay

5. 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.

Iriomote Island: Kayaking and Canyoning Tour

6. Iriomote Island: Kayaking and Canyoning Tour

Start by kayaking down a peaceful river surrounded by mangroves. See various forms of plant and animal life which are practically undisturbed by humans. Finish up at a picturesque waterfall before taking some time for lunch, where you can choose a local restaurant to sample local food at your own expense. Next, visit the Ōmija river where you will start the canyoning portion of the tour. Jump into the refreshing waters from the adjacent rock platforms and slide down the slide-like parts of the river for an exciting and thrilling way to enjoy the natural beauty of Iriomote Island. Sup is for ages 12 and up. 3-11 year olds should choose canoeing.

Iriomote Island: 3-Hour Guided Kayaking and Caving Tour

7. Iriomote Island: 3-Hour Guided Kayaking and Caving Tour

Go off the beaten path during this guided tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site Iriomote Island. 90% of this island is untouched by humans, making this an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Start your tour kayaking down the mangrove jungle river, admiring lush plants and even a waterfall as you paddle along. Next visit the natural limestone caves, formed by water over hundreds of years. Climb the limestone walls and inspect narrow tunnels as you explore the caves alongside your guide. Sup is for ages 12 and up. 3-11 year olds should choose canoeing.

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What people are saying about Okinawa

the best tour to explore the UNESCO sites Iriomote island in half day! We spent time cruising the mangrove forest with kayak and stand up paddle and watch the waterfall and the 3 natural limestone cave. we were lucky to see the endangered Crested serpent eagle in the beginning of the tour! The guide Tomo kun was so knowledgeable about all the mangroves, flowers and animals of the island, he was also helpful and nice tour guiding with family with small child. Also he took the most beautiful pictures we couldn’t take with our phones making our day memorable one Definitely worth visiting the island if you are into the beauty of the nature and animals!

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.