Dolphin- Watching

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. as long as the kids are supervised by adults

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Private guided tour

The sea off the cost of Itsuwa is a habitat of approximately 200 wild Bottlenose Dolphins. Local fishermen will take you there and chances of encountering them are 98 percent. As they often come close to the boat you will feel as if you are in the sea. But I warn you. Even on a boat you are totally at the mercy of the marine creatures and it will be a lot of fun!
But cruise can be cancelled due to weather conditions. In that case we will go to an open air hot spring bath at a hotel. It commands a great view of Amakusa. A huge bath will allow you to relax by extending your arms and legs. The type of the hot spring is sodium- bicarbonate spring which is said to ease neuralgia, muscle aches and arthritic pain. Then we will move onto a restaurant which serves traditional Japanese dishes. Amakusa is famous for its seafood delicacy. Your stomach will be full of fresh seafood, vegetables and local sake.


1, Tomioka Castle Ruins
2, Uchida Sarayama Pottery
3, Dolphin-watching off the coast of Itsuwa Town
In case that dolphin watching is cancelled due to weather conditions, after visiting Tomioka Castle Ruins and Uchida Pottery, we will go to open air hot spring baths at a hotel and have lunch at a Japanese style restaurant.

If there are any variables such as weather, traffic time of year etc, they might affect the itinerary and the duration.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At Amakusa Airport.However other arrangement can be accommodated.

End location: At Amakusa Air port or Hondo Bus Center.However other arrangement can be accommodated.

Duration: 4 hours


taxi(or mini van), walking

What’s Included

Other: My services as your guide during the tour and the taxi fare

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2500 jpy - dolphin watching fee 2500 yen for junior high students and older,
1500 yen for elementary school pupil

What’s Extra

Other: Dolphin watching fee, and items of a personal nature: shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and meals

I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.

I cannot offer tours to individuals not covered by their own travel insurance policies. By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury or accident occurring during the tour. If you are not covered by your own travel insurance policy, please let me know as soon as possible.

While it is extremely unlikely that an accident will happen, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen events that may occur before, during or after the tour. Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one, and that includes avoiding major streets and traffic as much as possible.

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