Seakayaking & Snorkeling Tour
On this tour course you can peacefully enjoy sea kayaking and snorkeling all day.
Puddling Emerald Sea to Funauki Village.
Start the sea kayaking tour from the Shirahama port on the west end of Iriomotejima (Iriomote Island) to Funauki villadge.
We will kayak to Ida's beach, to a isolated island in land, there is no other route to reach this unexplored region, once there, you can take a walk around the Funauki Village and go snorkeling, paddling, and relaxing on Ida beach.
|Level of difficulty|
|Tour Available||Apr ～ Oct|
|Required age||Over 16 years|
|Items used||Sea Kayak, and Snorkeling set|
- Your Preparation:
Please bring drinking water for the tour. (1-2 500ml bottle)
Bring some cloth for change if you come from Ishigaki.
Be ready for getting wet. Wear swimsuit inside.
- Price includes :
Shoes, waterproof bag, backpack and lunch.
Depending on the weather conditions, the tour route might be modified, or ended early for safety purposes.
|9:00||Pick up at the Hotel or Sea Port.|
|9:40||Arrive at tour preparation point (Shirahama Port)|
|10:15||Start paddling to Funauki villadge.|
|11:45||Arrive at the Funauki ida beach. Enjoy snorkeling and walking around Funauki villadge & Lunch time.|
|14:00||Depart for Ida beach to Shirahama port.|
|15:30||Arrive at the Shirahama port.|
|16:00||Arrive your Hotel or Uehara Port|
Summer Season: Tour departure might start one hour earlier than normal.
Above tour listed is the basic tour, based on changes in the season or request from the costumer some modifications.
"Funauki" is a village located in the west end of Iriomote-Island. The population is about around 50.
Because a road does not go to this Funauki at all from the other villages,the transportation becomes only the waterway.
In addition, it is the ground which discovered an Iriomote wild cat first.
Balas Island is a small uninhabited island, made from coral splinter, brought together by the tide.