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Island Adventure Sea Kayak Tour(Ise-Shima)

Island Adventure Sea Kayak Tour(Ise-Shima)

By Kaito Yumin Club, One Day Tour
Come on an uninhabited island adventure by sea kayak! Large birds soar the skies while finless porpoises swim the coastal waters. Beneath the waves, fish swim and sea grass sways with the current, as Ama forage the sea floor for shellfish. On this tour, you will visit 3 small uninhabited islands in Ise-Shima National Park. Large wild birds, Black Kites, inhabit these islands. From February to June, you can spot small finless porpoises called “Sunameri”, diving in and out of the water. In the sea, discover the mysterious underwater seaweed forests swaying with the underwater currents. In these conditions, the traditional fishing methods of the free-diving fishing women : Ama-san, can be seen. The Ama’s fishing history dates back over 3000 years in the Toba-Shima area. If you are lucky, you can meet them in person. This tour will let you experience the close connection between nature and Japanese culture. The departure point is very close to Toba station and easily accessible. Our guide will assist you while kayaking, so you can enjoy it even if its your first time! Please mention at reservation if you need to rental (free) clothes and marine shoes!
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Ages 3-90, max of 12 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Japanese, English

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  • Kayak・Paddle・Life Jacket・Guide fee・ insurance fee

  • 小浜ベース(海島遊民くらぶ), Japan, 517-0015 Mie, Toba, Ohamachō, 205 広畑の浜
    Obama base [For those coming by car] Please use the kayak parking lot/Umijima Yumin Club (Near Hirohata bus stop, Obama-cho, Toba City) *Parking lot MAP ( *The parking lot can be used from 20 minutes before the tour starts. *Please come to Obama Base (2 minutes walk) with everything you need for kayaking, such as valuables, change of clothes for the return trip, and drinks. *There are no restrooms, so please finish your preparations before gathering.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 221991P3

    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • People over 90kg are not allowed to participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 221991P3

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