Observe the living things bred at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Research Center!
Observe breeding and enjoy a unique experience with staff guidance on manta rays, sharks, and other rays in the fish-pen in marine waters, the research center of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.
View nature from a boat floating on a beautiful sea. This is a lifetime experience with the unique creatures of Yanbaru.
Discover the powerful action of manta rays!
Get close-up photography of manta rays!
Enjoy the nature of Okinawa on the ship!
Date of implementation: All year round
*The tour may be subject to change due to weather conditions on the day or manta rays's condition. Thank you for your understanding.
1st Tour / 10:30 to 11:45
2nd Tour / 14:30 to 15:45
*Please check-in 15 minutes before departure.
*The journey on the boat lasts about 50 to 60 minutes.
Five minutes to the fish-pen
Departure Point: Yamakawa Port in Motobu-cho
*Address: Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami District, Okinawa
*Adjacent to Kakinouchi Beach
Capacity: Up to 10 people. *Preregistration is required.
Participants: 5 years old and older. *From 5 years old to Elementary school students require an accompanying parent.
Booking: Online at the OSC website *Please apply by 17:00 on the day before joining.
Rates: 4,000yen - High school students and adults
3,200yen - From 5 years old to Elementary and junior high school students
*5% discount for visitors staying in Motobu-cho
Guests in Motobu-cho
Rates: 3,800yen - High school students and adults
3,000yen - From 5 years old to Elementary and junior high school
*Method of payment: Cash (Japanese yen) only
Confirmation for tour participation
Application for tour is here
*Please select the participation date from the below.
- Guidance on the nature in Okinawa and Yanbaru, the role and mechanism of the fish pen, and other creatures.
- Observe the living things in the fish pen from the boat.
- Feeding of sharks, rays, and other fish.
- Observing the feeding of manta rays (Photography OK).
- Commemorative photo of the fantastic sea and Ie Island.
- Gift of booklet "Wonders of Sharks" issued by the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.
Full of new discoveries!
Gift of booklet "Wonders of Sharks"!
Scenery of the sea pen