What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?
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On this page, you can find marine sports that are popular both domestically and internationally. Snorkeling (snorkel) Special feature on experience tours!

Including popular experience tour rankings nationwide, " Recommended spots and points for snorkeling will be carefully selected and introduced.

In addition, a list of recommended time slots and items to bring, etc. Useful information for your first snorkeling experience Let's check it out.

What is snorkeling?

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

First of all" What kind of marine sport is snorkeling? Let me give you a basic overview.

Snorkeling means putting your face in the water Marine sports where you can enjoy swimming while observing the underwater (underwater) scenery is a generic term for

so that you can open your eyes underwater mask (goggles) , to be able to breathe Snorkel (breathing pipe) , for smooth surface swimming fins (fins) It is basic to wear and enjoy.

Marine life such as colorful fish and coral reefs, or spot by spot Observing the underwater world The main purpose is to

At marine spots all over Japan, A popular snorkeling experience tour is held for beginners and children are collecting.


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Best time for snorkeling

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

Although the conditions differ depending on the place / spot to enjoy, or the weather on the day, Best time for snorkeling there is.

For example, it is no exaggeration to say that it is the most famous spot in Japan for snorkeling. Morning is the best time to visit Cape Maeda and Blue Cave in Okinawa It has been with.

The seawater is highly transparent, congestion can be avoided, and hungry fish gather in search of food, etc. Perfect conditions for snorkeling This is the reason.

Of course, the scenery in the sea and the marine life you can see may differ depending on the time of day, so Benefits of enjoying snorkeling in the afternoon or evening I have.

Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of snorkeling spots Join an instructor-led hands-on tour Please select the AM course or PM course and enjoy.


Equipment set for snorkeling

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

Next, Tools and equipment necessary for snorkeling We will introduce the set of

The snorkeling goods sets listed below are sold by various brands, so you can find them at marine shops or on the internet. It is also recommended to purchase your own goods. am.

Held at tourist spots The snorkeling experience tour fee includes basic snorkel set rental fee cases are common.

snorkeling gear list

  • mask (goggles)
  • Snorkel (snorkel)
  • fins
  • marine shoes
  • marine glove
  • snorkeling vest

The above is a list of basic tools and equipment necessary for snorkeling.

When participating in a snorkeling experience tour, swimwear, change of clothes, towels, beach sandals, etc. Prepare belongings necessary for sea bathing let's do it.


beach snorkel and boat snorkel

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

For tours held at snorkeling spots all over the country Two types of "beach snorkel" and "boat snorkel" there is.

What is beach snorkeling? , It is a way to enter the sea from land such as a sandy beach and aim for a snorkeling spot.

Because I do not board a ship (boat) Benefits include being able to enjoy it easily and not worrying about getting seasick is listed.

on the other hand What is boat snorkeling? , is a way to get on a ship (boat) and aim for a snorkeling spot offshore.

At snorkeling spots far from land, You can observe various marine life and topography that cannot be seen at Beach Point. There are benefits.

In the snorkeling experience tour accompanied by a professional instructor, either Guide the best snorkeling points in the best way They will do it for you.


Recommended spots for snorkeling

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

" Where is the best place for snorkeling? I think there are many people looking for a spot to enjoy snorkeling.

Japan, an island country surrounded by the sea on all sides, has a warm coastline. From Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, there are many scenic snorkeling spots all over the country. doing.

From here, based on Activity Japan's latest reservation data " Snorkeling Experience Tour Popular Prefecture Ranking ” and recommended spots.

Snorkeling Experience Tour Popular Prefecture Ranking

Okinawa
Kagoshima
Shizuoka
Chiba
Tokyo
Hokkaido
Wakayama
Hyogo
Kanagawa
Tokushima
Based on the number of Activity Japan reservations

Okinawa Main Island Blue Cave

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

A snorkeling spot where you can enter from Cape Maeda, Onna Village, located in the central part of the main island of Okinawa. Blue Grotto ”.

In the number of Activity Japan reservations, not only in Okinawa Prefecture The most popular snorkeling spot in Japan is one of

Sunlight enters the cave and reflects with the seawater shining in mysterious blue That is the origin of the name.

If you are looking for the first snorkeling experience on the main island of Okinawa, Experience the superb view of the "Blue Grotto" Let's try.


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Okinawa remote islands and Miyakojima

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

Like Ishigaki Island, which is also a remote island of Okinawa, the popularity of travel and activities continues to rise in recent years. Miyakojima ”.

Miyakojima has The Miyako blue sea called "the most beautiful sea in the Orient" There are numerous snorkeling spots with spectacular views.

The reason why the sea is so clear and clean is because There are no large mountains on the island and no rivers flow. and so on.

It can be said that it is synonymous with Miyakojima snorkeling Colorful fish and coral reefs including "sea turtles" Please enjoy the underwater world woven by.


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Kagoshima Remote Islands/Amami Oshima

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

The second most popular snorkeling spot after Okinawa is a remote island in Kagoshima prefecture. Amami Oshima "am.

high transparency A beautiful sea called "Amami Blue" is home to sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, coral reefs, and other tropical marine life.

In recent years, the neighboring Amami Oshima The popularity of snorkeling experience tours that include Kakeroma Island in the course is rising .

"Scuba diving" and "skin diving" together with "snorkeling" It is a recommended way to enjoy.


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Shizuoka Minamiizu/Hirizo Beach

What are the best snorkeling spots and when is the best time to enjoy the beach or boat?

An unexplored region belonging to the Nakagi area of Minamiizu, Shizuoka Prefecture Hirizo Beach ”.

It cannot be accessed by land and is only in service during the summer. The reason why it is called an unexplored region that can only be reached by ferry am.

Landing is possible by participating in a snorkeling experience tour with a ferry boarding ticket. "Hirizo Beach" is a hidden private beach .

Ships appear to float due to excessive transparency Please enjoy the experience that you can not enjoy at a general beach at a scenic spot that has become a hot topic on SNS.


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In addition to the spots introduced There are many snorkeling spots in Japan doing.

Click on the prefecture near your destination or home Check popular snorkeling experience tour plans by region let's do it.


Nationwide snorkeling experience tour popularity ranking

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

Please use the experience fee (price) and plan contents, as well as the reputation based on reviews and word-of-mouth experiences, to help you 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

Same-day reservations welcome! [Okinawa Blue cave snorkeling] ★ Free photo shooting during the tour & free feeding!

Okinawa Diving Shop Seamall
Blue Cave/Onna Village
4,000 Circle 900 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.7
  • (1688 reviews and testimonials)

[Satisfaction No. 1] Fly board, wake board, banana boat, etc. 11 kinds of marines such as 2 hours all-you-can-play + blue cave snorkel set is also very popular!! → https://activityjapan.com/publish/plan/36941 ◆ GO TO Regional Coupon Dealer ◆ [Our Coronavirus Countermeasures] Customers

2 rank

Same-day reservations welcome! [Blue cave] Experience diving! Photos during the tour & free gifts, with feeding experience, we also recommend a separate set with Marine!

Okinawa Diving Shop Seamall
Blue Cave/Onna Village
10,000 Circle 3,800 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.9
  • (692 reviews and testimonials)

There is also a set plan of marine activities and blue cave tour. → https://activityjapan.com/publish/plan/36922 ◆ GO TO regional common coupon dealer ◆ [Our company's measures against coronavirus] Information on our measures against coronavirus so that customers can participate with peace of mind! !

3 rank

Same day reservation OK! Blue cave snorkel [Okinawa Cape Maeda] GoPro photography & feeding free English guide available!

MalDive
Blue Cave/Onna Village
3,240 Circle 1,000 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.8
  • (905 reviews and testimonials)

-Countermeasures against corona infection- # Sterilize the equipment used with alcohol and hypochlorite. Enjoy fun, safe and secure snorkeling at the "Blue Cave"

4 rank

【Okinawa・Ishigaki Island】大人気3大スポット★川平湾+Blue Grotto+滝壺★シュノーケルツアー満足度120%!器材・駐車場・シャワー無料!

Ishigaki Island Tour Guide All Blue
Ishigaki Island
13,500 Circle 6,000 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.8
  • (366 reviews and testimonials)

◉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

5 rank

【人気NO,1】絶叫ウォータートイ&ボートでBlue Grottoシュノーケル【まるごと恩納村で快適開催】

Marine Leisure High Side
Blue Cave/Onna Village
9,000 Circle 6,500 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.9
  • (86 reviews and testimonials)

ー★Very popular, limited to 5 groups every day★From 11,000 yen per person (tax included) Blue cave snorkeling and spectacular parasailing set is also available. https://activityjapan.com/publish/plan/18303 * Many other set plans are also available. Handling of marine leisure high side at the bottom of the page

6 rank

【Ishigaki Island/半日】地域クーポン対象!口コミNo.1★ウミガメに会えるかも!Blue Grottosnorkeling【備品/写真/シャワー無料】学割実施中!

Ishigaki Island ADVENTURE PiPi
Ishigaki Island
13,500 Circle 6,400 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.8
  • (543 reviews and testimonials)

[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.

7 rank

[Blue cave boat snorkel] + [Okinawa Shisa Parasailing] Okinawa popular set! Nationwide travel support coupon OK!

ocean island okinawa
Blue Cave/Onna Village
14,000 Circle 7,900 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 5.0
  • (10 reviews and testimonials)

[Okinawa's sea that the world loves] Okinawa's sea loved by people all over the world! It is a set plan that carefully selects the most popular activities among them! At the popular "Blue Cave Boat Snorkeling", enjoy the beautiful sea! You can enjoy feeding the fish. "Shisa Parasailing" takes a big flight over the blue sea of Uruma City's "Sea Road", a tourist attraction

8 rank

[Regional coupon correspondence] [Okinawa Onna village] Sea walk tour by boat! With 8 major free benefits [Departure probability, comfortable facility No. 1]

Okinawa blue cave specialty store Blue Ocean
Blue Cave/Onna Village
8,000 Circle 6,000 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.8
  • (22 reviews and testimonials)

Sea walk course where you can easily walk in the water You can enjoy the water while walking on the sand After slowly descending the stairs from the boat, you will find yourself in pure white sand and blue sea. "Blue Ocean" is the best shop in Onnason that offers sea walk tours that can only be enjoyed here. GoPro free rental available

9 rank

【絶景パラセーリング◆4歳~OK】お子様から大人まで楽しめる!選べる高さ60m/120m/200m【Blue Grotto&JETオプション有】

Sky Walker
Urasoe/Ginowan
5,500 Yen~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (61 reviews and testimonials)

・スカイウォーカーだけ商標取得済みサウンドパラセーリング♪上空でも音楽が響き渡り気分爽快!またお子様や高所が苦手な方の緊張も和らげます.・パラセーリング専用ボートに乗り、ライフジャケットとハーネスを装着したら船上から飛び立つだけ!泳げなくても体力がなくても、Okinawaの空と海を満喫できますよ!ぐんぐん上昇

10 rank

[Free up to 3 years old] 1 group charter system Blue cave snorkel <<Participation from 2 years old to 70 years old>> OK for first-timers and those who are not good at swimming! New year's dream fair in progress

Diving shop Ryo
Blue Cave/Onna Village
5,900 Circle 4,900 Yen~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 4.9
  • (381 reviews and testimonials)

The summer of 2 years old, the summer of 5 years old, only once in a lifetime. It is a popular snorkeling plan for families, couples, friends, Okinawa trips, and families with small children as the best memories of this trip. It's okay if your child is small, so it's your first time in the ocean, or if your mom and dad can't swim, it's okay! ! Instructors in charge of children as well as adults

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