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Maejima Cruise

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Suooshima-cho, Japan
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Traveling_Diaspora wrote a review May 2017
Iwakuni, Japan219 contributions29 helpful votes
Short cruise to Maejima (Forward Island) on a small boat. This is a commuter boat, but Tourism Office of Suo oshima also brand it as Sunameri cruise. We did not see Sunameri (it is like a dolphin), but very much enjoyed time on a boat and 40 min cruise to Maejima and back. Now, they have only 10 people living on the island... It was like a cruise to Gilligan's Island. There are a few things you need to know before you jump on the ship. 1. You have to time it right, because there are only 3 boats a day. Boat leaves on 0710, 1120, and 1600. 2. You have to buy the tickets at Orange building (Tourism Office) along route 437, one and only road north of the island. Then you can walk 300 meters to the boat, or you can re-park near the boat, which is what we did. 3. There is no bathroom on the boat (there is a portable one on Maejima) so strongly recommend using the western-style bathroom facility in the orange building. Again, this is a commuter boat, and not run for profit. If more people use it, they may increase the number of trips per day.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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