Ishigaki Island Snorkeling │ Complete introduction of recommended experience tours such as manta rays, sea turtles, and phantom islands!

Ishigaki Island Snorkeling │ Complete introduction of recommended experience tours such as manta rays, sea turtles, and phantom islands!
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On this page Experience tour of snorkeling (snorkel) held in Ishigakijima, a remote island in Okinawa Prefecture A big feature!

spots where you can swim with manta rays and sea turtles, landing tours to phantom islands, etc. Thorough introduction of recommended plans for Ishigaki Island snorkeling experience tour To do.

" How long can I enter the sea of Ishigaki Island? "or" Where is Phantom Island? ", " What are the coral spots on Ishigaki Island? Let's check it together with the information you care about.

The charm of Ishigaki Island snorkeling

Ishigaki Island Snorkeling │ Complete introduction of recommended experience tours such as manta rays, sea turtles, and phantom islands!

It belongs to the Yaeyama Islands, which are islands floating about 400 km southwest of the main island of Okinawa. Ishigaki Island ”.

A subtropical oceanic climate with a mild climate and beautiful seas and forest areas Attractive nature that remains untouched area.

Speaking of such a pronoun of Ishigaki Island sightseeing, "Snorkeling" where you can fully enjoy the emerald green sea Many marine activities such as.

The island has beautiful white sand beaches and beaches, Colorful fish, spots where you can swim with manta rays and sea turtles, and a phantom island (Hamajima) Popular snorkel points are scattered.

A snorkeling experience tour that uses these scenic snorkel spots as a playfield It is possible to participate regardless of age or gender, from small children to adults is.


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Ishigaki Island snorkeling season

Ishigaki Island Snorkeling │ Complete introduction of recommended experience tours such as manta rays, sea turtles, and phantom islands!

" When can I go snorkeling on Ishigaki Island? I think there are many people who want to know the best season and the season to enter the sea.

The average annual maximum temperature is about 24°C, and even in winter when the temperature drops (January, February, March), there are many days above 20°C. You can enjoy snorkeling all year round on Ishigaki Island. .

Ishigaki island trip and snorkeling experience tour Demand is highest in July, August and September, which includes summer vacation and Silver Week, and the Golden Week season. .

During the period from spring to autumn, including those times You can observe schools of a wide variety of fish, including manta rays and sea turtles, as well as coral reefs. It's the best season.

on the other hand, Winter is the time when the transparency of the sea in Ishigaki Island is high. This is the season when you can see sea creatures unique to winter, such as sea slugs.

Even in winter, the seawater temperature is warm at about 20 degrees Celsius. In the waters near Ishigaki Island, you can enjoy snorkeling comfortably by wearing a wetsuit.


Snorkeling spots in Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki Island Snorkeling │ Complete introduction of recommended experience tours such as manta rays, sea turtles, and phantom islands!

Ishigaki Island has many spots, from famous spots to little-known spots, from beaches to boat spots. Dotted with scenic snorkeling spots doing.

The keyword for enjoying Ishigaki Island snorkeling is " manta rays ", " sea turtle ", " coral reef ",and" phantom island "When" Blue Grotto "am.

Of course, those spots are represented by clownfish, etc. A lot of colorful tropical fish inhabit doing.

From here, Features and attractions of Ishigaki Island snorkeling will be introduced for each keyword.


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phantom island

What is Phantom Island? , is a crescent-shaped uninhabited island (sand beach) located about 10 km off the west coast of Ishigaki Island.

Although it is officially called Hamashima, Reveals itself only at low tide For this reason, it is called "Phantom Island".

on Ishigaki Island A tour to land on a phantom island on a boat is held and you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming.

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[Regional coupon target plan! ] This plan can use regional coupons for national travel support (national travel discount)! *Regional coupons can only be used for local payments. Please note that advance payment is not available in principle. [Phantom Island Snorkeling x Mangrove SUP / Canoeing] Landing and Shuno at the famous spot "Phantom Island" representing Ishigaki Island

manta spot

In the waters near Ishigaki Island, there is a fish with a length of about 5m and a weight of about 3t. manta rays ' is inhabited.

Manta Rays are classified in the genus Manta Ray world's largest stingray is.

Ishigaki Island has a high chance of encountering manta rays. "Manta snorkeling tour" is held mainly from March to November and is gaining popularity.

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[★☆ Comes with a gift for pre-ordering in spring! ★ ☆] Very popular! Manta and sea turtle snorkel! OK from 2 years old (2.5 hours)

Ishigaki Seaside Hotel
Ishigaki Island
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  • 4.2
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☆ Comes with a spring reservation bonus gift! ☆★~For those who participate until April 7, 2023! Privilege gift ♪ ~ Get a privilege with a plan with a spring reservation privilege! ! *For those whose participation date is before April 7, 2023! One free fish food per group! A lot of fish will come to you.

Sea turtle spot

In the waters near Ishigaki Island, you can find green turtles, loggerhead turtles, and hawksbill turtles. sea turtles live doing.

can be seen all year round, The period from May to September is the spawning season, so you have a high chance of encountering sea turtles. can.

At the coastal spots and beaches of Ishigaki Island "Sea turtle snorkeling tour" held It boasts a classic popularity like manta rays.

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◆ Nationwide travel support [regional coupon] is available! -------------------------------------------------- ----<Details of the plan> A tour where you can swim with the mysterious "blue cave", the lucky "star sand search", and "sea turtles" ♪ This is a very popular course that lasts about 2 hours and you can participate on the day you arrive or leave! ▶ Tour

coral spot

The sea of Ishigaki Island is filled with coral such as Porites coral and blue coral. Various coral reefs are alive .

In the snorkeling tour held in Ishigaki Island, those The real pleasure of seeing beautiful coral reefs is.

Many tropical fish such as clownfish live near coral reefs. Therefore, it is a perfect spot for snorkeling.

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<地域クーポン利用可能店> A store specializing in beginners! Phantom Island & Experience Diving & Sea Turtle Snorkel<初夢フェア実施中>

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Ishigaki Island
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★ ☆ Enjoy the sea on Ishigaki Island! Recommended for those who want to fully enjoy Ishigaki Island ☆ ★ Premium plan that includes phantom island landing + experience diving & sea turtle snorkel! This plan is recommended for those who want to fully enjoy Ishigaki Island in one day! ★ ☆ Miraculous uninhabited island! You can land on a phantom island ☆ ★ We will land on a phantom island that is very popular on SNS and TV! Lack of sandy beaches and corals

Blue Grotto

Like Cape Maeda on the main island of Okinawa, Ishigaki Island also has " Blue Grotto There is a scenic spot called ".

The sunlight shining into the cave reflects off the seawater Superb view shining in mysterious blue can enjoy

Ishigaki island's blue cave Snorkeling and scuba diving sites Many tourists visit as

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◉Can use national travel support regional coupons ◉Recommended to participate on the first day! Ships to remote islands, Taketomi water buffalo carts, souvenirs, etc. come with discount coupons! ◉ Free parking and free use of clubhouse facilities ♪ ◉ Lots of sea turtles, clownfish, and fish corals! ◉ Free transportation within 10 minutes of the city area Kabira Bay, Blue Cave, Mysterious Waterfall, 120% satisfaction rate for 3 major spots! Comfortable in the car

Ishigaki island snorkeling experience tour reservation information

Ishigaki Island Snorkeling │ Complete introduction of recommended experience tours such as manta rays, sea turtles, and phantom islands!

" How much does Ishigaki Island snorkeling cost? "or" From what age can children participate? I think there are many things you want to know before booking an experience tour.

From here, based on the plan data posted on Activity Japan " Ishigaki island snorkeling experience tour reservation information ” will be summarized.

Experience fee (price) market price, target age for tour participation, tour holding time / period, necessary belongings, etc. Check the basic information of the Ishigaki Island Snorkeling Experience Tour Let's do it.

Ishigaki island snorkeling experience tour fee (price)

At Activity Japan, 5,000 yen (tax included) per participant at the lowest price We are introducing Ishigaki Island snorkeling experience tours that can be booked from.

Experience fees include guide fees, equipment rental fees, facility usage fees, parking fees, etc. Includes everything for your snorkeling experience cases are common.

Participation age for Ishigaki Island snorkeling experience tour

At Activity Japan, You can participate from 3 years old (infant) Introducing the Ishigaki Island snorkeling experience tour.

Since many tours are intended for participation by elderly people up to 100 years old, For the whole family, from children to adults You can enjoy Ishigaki Island snorkeling.

Period of the Ishigaki Island Snorkeling Experience Tour

Ishigaki island snorkeling experience tour, Held in all seasons regardless of spring, summer, autumn, winter It has been.

The most popular seasons of the year include summer vacation and Silver Week. July/August/September and Golden Week Late April to early May is.

What to bring for the Ishigaki Island Snorkeling Experience Tour

In the snorkeling experience tour of Ishigaki Island, It is possible to rent all the equipment necessary for snorkeling is.

Participants need swimwear, towels, change of clothes, beach sandals, etc. Prepare belongings that are generally required for sea bathing Please join us.


Ishigaki island snorkeling experience tour popularity ranking

Finally, based on Activity Japan's latest reservation data " Ishigaki island snorkeling experience tour popularity ranking ” will be introduced.

Please use the tour content and experience fee (price), as well as the reputation based on reviews and word-of-mouth experiences, to compare and consider plan selection.


POINT!
Many reservations and inquiries are expected for each plan during long holiday seasons such as Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, Golden Week, summer vacation, and Silver Week. We recommend that you check the availability of the schedule and make early reservations.
1 Rank

[Okinawa Ishigaki Island] 3 popular spots ★ Kabira Bay + Blue Cave + Waterhole ★ Snorkel tour satisfaction 120%! Equipment, parking lot, shower free! New year's dream fair in progress

Ishigaki Island Tour Guide All Blue
Ishigaki Island
13,500 circle 6,000 Yen ~ (tax included)
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  • 4.8
  • (358 reviews and experiences)

◉Can use national travel support regional coupons ◉Recommended to participate on the first day! Ships to remote islands, Taketomi water buffalo carts, souvenirs, etc. come with discount coupons! ◉ Free parking and free use of clubhouse facilities ♪ ◉ Lots of sea turtles, clownfish, and fish corals! ◉ Free transportation within 10 minutes of the city area Kabira Bay, Blue Cave, Mysterious Waterfall, 120% satisfaction rate for 3 major spots! Comfortable in the car

2 Rank

[Ishigaki Island / 1 day] Local coupon target! Popular in winter! You might be able to swim with sea turtles! Natural Monument Mangrove SUP/Canoe & Blue Cave Snorkeling

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  • 4.8
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[Regional coupon target plan! ] This plan can use regional coupons for national travel support (national travel discount)! *Regional coupons can only be used for local payments. Please note that advance payment is not available in principle. [Mangrove SUP/Canoe x Blue Cave Snorkeling] Mangrove designated as a national cultural property as a natural monument

3 Rank

[Ishigaki island / half day] Local coupon target! No. 1 word of mouth★You might be able to see sea turtles! Blue cave snorkeling [equipment/photo/shower free] Hatsuyume fair in progress

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[Regional coupon target plan! ] This plan can use regional coupons for national travel support (national travel discount)! *Regional coupons can only be used for local payments. Please note that advance payment is not available in principle. It is a popular spot "Blue Cave" exploration & snorkeling plan located in the northern part of Ishigaki Island. As the name suggests, the water inside the cave is transparent.

4 Rank

[Ishigaki Island & Taketomi Island / 1 day] Local coupon target! Full of charm of remote islands! Phantom Island Landing & Snorkeling & Leisurely Taketomi Island Sightseeing [Hatsuyume Fair Underway]

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[Regional coupon target plan! ] This plan can use regional coupons for national travel support (national travel discount)! *Regional coupons can only be used for local payments. Please note that advance payment is not available in principle. [Phantom Island Snorkeling x Taketomi Island Sightseeing] Landing & snorkeling on the uninhabited island "Phantom Island" with a superb view and "Bamboo" which is indispensable for sightseeing in Yaeyama

5 Rank

[Okinawa Ishigaki Island] 1 day experience diving for national travel support area coupons! Meet the manta rays and sea turtles! With snorkeling Full lunch break Free fishing etc.

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Ishigaki Island
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  • 4.7
  • (45 reviews and experiences)

90% of people are the first experience diving. We will go to 3 points of Manta, Sea Turtle and Nemo as long as the weather strait is possible. Our staff are experienced staff instructors or licensed Divemasters. Season staff help staff will also be increased in the summer. For experience diving, choose 1 dive or an additional 2 dives.

6 Rank

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Sea Chan Ishigaki Island
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◆ Nationwide travel support [regional coupon] is available! -------------------------------------------------- ----<Details of the plan> A tour where you can swim with the mysterious "blue cave", the lucky "star sand search", and "sea turtles" ♪ This is a very popular course that lasts about 2 hours and you can participate on the day you arrive or leave! ▶ Tour

7 Rank

[Ishigaki Island / 1 day] Local coupon target! If you get lost in winter, this is it! Look for sea turtles! Kabira Bay SUPor Canoe & Blue Cave Snorkeling [Free hot shower]

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[Regional coupon target plan! ] This plan can use regional coupons for national travel support (national travel discount)! *Regional coupons can only be used for local payments. Please note that advance payment is not available in principle. [Blue Cave Snorkeling x Kabira Bay SUP / Canoe] SUP or canoe at the scenic spot "Kabira Bay" representing Ishigaki Island, people

8 Rank

[Ishigaki Island Diving / Afternoon] Regional coupon OK! Swim with sea turtles! PM Half Day Experience Diving Boat Tour with Sea Turtle Snorkeling

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Ishigaki Island
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It takes about 30 minutes by boat from Ishigaki Island to reach the sea turtle point. Here you can experience diving with beautiful fish in the underwater world of coral! You can take a lot of pictures underwater. And snorkeling looking for sea turtles! The encounter rate is over 90%! Sometimes sea turtles come to the surface to breathe. You may be able to see sea turtles in front of you! When

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[Ishigaki Island / Evening] Popularity No. 1! Sunset clear SUP tour "photo data free gift"

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《Sunset clear SUP》Sunset cruising with clear SUP, which is soaring in popularity! You can enjoy the beautiful sunset slowly setting in the sea of Ishigaki Island. ●Tour photo free gift The photo taken by the guide during the tour will be given as a free gift. We also rent gopros. ⚫️ Free transfer to the southern part of Ishigaki Island

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[Ishigaki Island/half day] Imadoku, boat cruise, manta and sea turtle experience diving & snorkeling, popular cafe lunch, transfer, equipment, drink, towel included

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Ishigaki Island
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[Now eligible plan! ] This plan is now a profitable activity until January! [Boat cruising x manta rays, sea turtles and coral experience diving & snorkeling] Kabira, Ishigaki Island, is the only place in Okinawa that has won 3 stars from the Michelin Guide, surrounded by infinitely transparent water and colorful coral. This is Eri, which boasts one of the world's leading manta encounter rates.

Ishigaki Island Snorkeling (Snorkel) Frequently Asked Questions

Q What is snorkeling?

A It is a marine activity where you can enjoy the world of fish and the sea by wearing a mask (underwater glasses) and a snorkel / snorkel (a tube that allows you to breathe through your mouth). If you wear fins, you can easily move forward even with light fluttering feet, and even those who are not confident in swimming can enjoy it. There is also a plan where small children can participate using a floating ring, and it is a popular activity that can be easily participated in than diving.

Q Basic knowledge of Ishigaki Island, temperature and best time for snorkeling (snorkeling)?

A Ishigaki Island, which belongs to the "Yaeyama Islands" floating about 400 km southwest of the main island of Okinawa, is one of the best tropical resorts in Japan where you can experience untouched nature such as the emerald green sea and tropical jungle areas. With Kabira Bay, a scenic beach spot, at the top of the list, there are many popular swimming beaches. Because of the warm subtropical climate throughout the year, snorkeling (snorkeling) can be enjoyed year-round with colorful coral reefs and tropical fish. .

Q What are the popular snorkeling (snorkel) spots in Ishigaki Island?

A Kabira Bay, which is one of Ishigaki Island's standard sightseeing spots, is basically prohibited from swimming except for guided tours, so be careful if you visit alone. Ishigaki Island's Blue Cave is a popular spot that children can easily visit, as it is accessible on foot during low tide. Ishigaki Island is also known as a sacred place for manta rays. In addition, the uninhabited white sandy island “Phantom Island (Hamajima)” floating on the west side and the area around “Yonehara Beach” where you can swim with sea turtles are also popular points.

Q What is the recommended snorkeling (snorkel) experience plan for Ishigaki Island?

A Many spectacular experience plans such as the classic "Manta snorkel" and "Sea turtle snorkel", "Blue cave snorkel" and the phantom island "Hamajima landing tour" are enjoyed throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons. I will. Even beginners can enjoy it empty-handed with peace of mind by participating in a tour that includes necessary equipment rental. If you are traveling with children or with your family, we recommend a small group plan. The staff will take care of children and safety.

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