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Kayaking & Trekking to Sangara Waterfall & Snorkeling at Barasu Island (APR-OCT) provided by Hirata Tourism

Kayaking & Trekking to Sangara Waterfall & Snorkeling at Barasu Island (APR-OCT)

Kayaking & Trekking to Sangara Waterfall & Snorkeling at Barasu Island (APR-OCT)
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
We take a gentle kayaking adventure for approximately half an hour along the river, which is lined with mangrove trees and wildlife which inhabit the forest. We alight at the base station and then have a gentle hike through the forest to the magnificent Sangara Falls. There, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before the 30 minute walk back through Iriomote's unspoilt forests to our kayaking base camp. You will be transported to the nearby small port to take the boat to Barasu Island. There you will have 45 - 60 minutes to go snorkeling, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views. Barasu Island is a small island formed entirely from dead coral. It has an abundance of sea life living and feeding close by. NOTES: Bring a set of your clothes and towels. Put on your swimsuits under your clothes. This tour require a basic swimming skill. People who can swim 25 meters with snorkeling can join the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
For the more adventurous, this tour combines an unforgettable kayaking trip through an unspoilt mangrove forest on the Nishida River, with a hike to the Beautiful Sangara Waterfall. Then after lunch we travel to Barasu Island for snorkeling.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6781P21
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Return ferry tickets between Ishigaki and Iriomote islands • Waterproof gear hire (trekking shoes, snorkeling set, wet suit) • Basic-English-speaking guide on Iriomote Island • Rental kayak gear (life jacket, kayak and paddle) • Lunch
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
9h
Departure details
Hirata tourism, Japan, 〒907-0012 沖縄県石垣市美崎町1 Meeting time: 8:00AM Meeting point: Hirata Tourism 平田観光 within Ishigaki Ferry Terminal IMPORTANT: Our tours start from Ishigaki Island, not Okinawa main land. It takes one hour by air from Naha airport OKA to Ishigaki airport ISG.
Inclusions
Return ferry tickets between Ishigaki and Iriomote islands • Waterproof gear hire (trekking shoes, snorkeling set, wet suit) • Basic-English-speaking guide on Iriomote Island • Rental kayak gear (life jacket, kayak and paddle) • Lunch
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Hirata tourism, Japan, 〒907-0012 沖縄県石垣市美崎町1 Meeting time: 8:00AM Meeting point: Hirata Tourism 平田観光 within Ishigaki Ferry Terminal IMPORTANT: Our tours start from Ishigaki Island, not Okinawa main land. It takes one hour by air from Naha airport OKA to Ishigaki airport ISG.
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Snorkeling starts from where water is deeper than your height, so those who cannot swim or who do not have snorkeling experience cannot participate in the tour.
If you are pregnant or drunk, you cannot participate in the tour.
You will trek up and down on unpaved mountain roads.
Age Restriction : 6 - 60
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 10 travelers

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Maurits Amsterdam
Minato, Japan15 contributions
Great tour operated by Duck Tours
Super relaxed adventurous and beautiful tour with friendly bilingual guides, fantastic pristine nature including:

-all shades of green kayak river tour, -amazing waterfall and
-blow away snorkeling.

Must do!
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hiratatourism
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your trip! We look forward to seeing you again your next time visiting Ishigaki. Thank you!
Written August 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Hirata Tourism
929miheel
929miheel
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Fun but could use improvements in safety
In terms of fun factor, definitely 10/10. We had tons of fun canoeing and swimming in the cold water. However we wa
Escape616912
Escape616912
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No English support even though it said there was
Promised English translation was non-existent. We took a bus from the port and the driver spoke Non-stop, I kid you
Escape616912
Escape616912
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Segway tour was fun
Pretty fun. Segway equipment was very good. Wish we could have explored more territory. It was worth the trip
Larisa M
Larisa M
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Energized with great exercise and refreshing waterfall
My friend and I had an amazing time canoeing in the mangrove at pace, trekking through the island forest with our a
kayleequinn88
kayleequinn88
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Pinaisara Falls Fun!
We did the Pinaisara Falls full day kayaking and trekking tour on October 3rd and I can't say enough good things!
F7940WJanas
F7940WJanas
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Great experience! Well organized day trip! It would have been even better if the waterfalls at Iriomote were included.
Taketomi island and the meal at Yubu were great! Would have loved to see the waterfalls at Iriomote.
kronnaphat
kronnaphat
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Fantastic Phantom Island Beach and Snorkeling
This tour brought us not far away from ishigaki mainland but we could really see the beautiful and crystal beach an
Mobile628551
Mobile628551
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Day trip on Iriomote island Japan
canoo and trailing in the jungle untill a waterfall. It was fantastic and our guide Satomi was very kind and profes
JTSIR
JTSIR
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Helpful and convenient
Helpful, clearing information, convenient. With English and Chinese speakers. honest pricing. I would use their ser
Michel P
Michel P
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island visit
stayed for 3 nights harbour hotel nice place to relax did a trip to the national park island enjoyable
John N
John N
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Visit to Iriomote
We booked a day trip to Iriomote with Hirata Tourism. They had an English-speaking member of staff at their office
Fred T
Fred T
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Over priced; one can walk faster and see more.
The process of buying an over priced ticket and then waiting for a cart to be available was slow and crowded. The
Travelingourworldwck
Travelingourworldwck
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A relaxed stroll around the village
The ride was very nice, the guide sang and talked the whole time explaining things about the island and the village
AnnArborMHT
AnnArborMHT
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Excellent! Much cheaper than the cruise ship's version!
We arrived via the cruise ship, Westerdam to Ishigaki Island, just as the other TA reviewer states and I completely
730brigittek
730brigittek
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Very helpful, friendly & knowledgeable
Very helpful & friendly tourist information centre, conveniently located in the Ishigaki ferry terminal. They prov