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Snorkeling with sea turtles

I wasn't sure what to expect but based on the reviews I was hoping that it'd be good and it turned... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2020
RenaC_from_BC
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Family snorkel Shigara beach

My 6yo son and I joined a snorkel tour (4 people total plus Mitsu-San the guide) at Shigara beach... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2019
Sarahjmacg
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Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you are seeking a great day of snorkeling on Miyakojima, I highly recommend Sea Melt! Our guide, Mitsuaki, was friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. We started at Yashimo Beach on the SE corner of the island- featuring a diverse coral reef and amazing variety of fish (a great beach for sunrise, by the way), then to Ikumajima for incredible reefs of stag-horn coral and anemone fish; we stopped at a great lunch place (which I would have never found on my own) for octopus ink soba - delish!, then swam with sea turtles on the south shore. Mitsuaki also helped me identify safe areas for snorkeling on my own. One challenge (for those of us who can't speak Japanese) visiting the outer Okinawan islands is making travel arrangements by phone or email. I signed up for the tour online and they responded in English, communicating several times to be sure I could find our meeting location. (They offer to pick up, if needed.) When I called, the person answering the phone did not speak English, but Mitsauki called me back in a few minutes. An incredible experience - and the highlight of an amazing long weekend on Miyakojima!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Mike B
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光昭羽田, オーナー at Sea Melt, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2015

Hi,Michale.! I'm glad to hear of your impressions!! Thank you!!

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Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family truly enjoyed snorkeling with the sea turtles and seeing the various coral reefs. Mitsuaki was an awesome guide and instructor. This outing was PRICELESS! The photos are a wonderful keepsake of our spring break vacation. Thank you for sharing the history of Miyako and such an AMAZING snorkeling experience.

Date of experience: April 2015
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光昭羽田, オーナー at Sea Melt, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2015

Thank you for the participation of Melt-tour(^^♪ I really enjoyed to talk during the move,as well!!

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Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

After seeing all the reviews on Trip Advisor, my boyfriend and his parents decided to sign up for a day trip. We went to three different sites. The first was to snorkel and see sea turtles, the second was to snorkel around coral, and the last spot was to see the limestone caves.

Our guide took the time to ensure everyone felt safe in the water. Within 2 minutes of being in the water we saw three sea turtles. He reminded everyone not to touch the turtles and was very respectful of the sea life.

The cave was an unexpected treat. We entered the cave at low tide through a small opening. Once inside the cave opened up into a cavernous wonder. The guide helped us climb up further into the cave where terraced pools illuminated by flashlight shown with tranquil brilliance. Our guide was extremely helpful in helping my boyfriend's parents climb into the higher areas of the cave. My only recommendation would be that the guide should buy a stronger flashlight to better light up the cave.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone coming to Miyako jima.

Thank 863maryk
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光昭羽田, オーナー at Sea Melt, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2015

Thank you for the participation of Melt-tour. I'm glad to have a great time to guide for your family,

and sorry for the poor vocaburaly words to explain about the Cave.

Hope I'll guide you at the different point in Miyako Island,next time!!

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Reviewed July 15, 2020
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2018
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Date of experience: December 2018
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