Iriomote Island: a paradise in the East China Sea, known as the “Galapagos of Japan” for its diverse flora and fauna. The dense jungle, pristine beaches, and rich coral reefs make it a must-visit for nature lovers.
Full-day snorkeling tours of Barasu Island and Hatoma Island (APR-OCT) offer a chance to see the vibrant marine life. Experienced instructors guide visitors through the crystal clear waters.
Take a kayak tour through the mangrove forests, or hike to Pinaisara Falls, Japan’s largest waterfall.
90% of Iriomote Island is covered in dense jungle, and the remaining 10% is beautiful coastlines and fascinating wildlife. Discover adventure and explore the depths of Iriomote with a full day snorkeling tour.
Iriomote Ganztagesschnorcheln Auf Der Insel Barasu Und Der Insel Hatoma Apr Oct
Explore the natural gems of Iriomote on a full-day snorkeling adventure to Barasu Island and Hatoma Island. Uncover the diverse marine life and captivating scenery in a guided tour with utmost safety and convenience.
Full Day Snorkeling Tour to Barasu Island and Hatoma Island
|Full-day (8 hours)
|Snorkeling gear, guide, lunch, transportation
|Barasu Island and Hatoma Island
|Coral reefs, colorful fishes, sea turtles, sandy beaches
Discover two of the best-kept secrets of Iriomote, surrounded by pristine waters and coral gardens. Enjoy the thrill of snorkeling in shallow and deep waters, and immerse yourself in the vibrant marine ecosystem.
Amidst the turquoise waters of Hatoma Island, a newlywed couple experienced their first snorkeling adventure, capturing the beauty of the underwater world. They were ecstatic to witness the colorful fishes, sea turtles, and the magnificent coral reefs, making their honeymoon truly memorable. Get ready to make a splash with a departure that’s smoother than a dolphin’s backflip and an arrival that’ll have you feeling like you just discovered a lost treasure on the islands.
Departure and Arrivals
Time to plan for the day-long snorkeling excursion to Barasu and Hatoma Islands! Here’s the logistics:
- Departure Time: 9:00 am, Main Pier
- Arrival Time: 5:00 pm, Main Pier
- Be sure to be there 15 mins before departure.
- Bring your own sunscreen, water, and meds.
- Itinerary might change due to the weather. Our top priority is safety.
Remember that one time at Hatoma Island when the group of snorkelers got caught in a strong current? Thankfully, our guides were there to help everyone back safe and sound. Now it’s your turn to explore the underwater world! Don’t forget to come up for air!
Dive into the snorkeling adventure! This tour gives you the opportunity to explore two islands: Barasu and Hatoma. Okinawa’s indigenous marine life awaits you!
- Behold the majestic coral reef
- Witness colorful tropical fish
- Discover rare species of sea turtles
Most snorkeling trips include the first two things, but this full-day tour is special because you might spot rare sea turtles!
National Geographic recently found that snorkeling can reduce stress! Take a plunge in the crystal clear water and dive into a world of beauty and peace. Be surrounded by exotic sea creatures! Trade a fancy restaurant for a gourmet lunch in the middle of the ocean on a bobbing boat!
Lunch on the Boat
The boat provides a yummy meal during the tour, so visitors can fully enjoy the experience. The company takes pride in offering an amazing dining experience while snorkeling, with dishes made from the freshest ingredients.
- The menus cater to all diets and preferences, including vegetarian and vegan options.
- Chefs onboard prepare the food, ensuring quality and freshness.
- Ingredients are sourced locally, supporting local communities and reducing the carbon footprint.
- Lunch is served in a comfy area, minimizing spills and mess for passengers.
- Drinks like water and tea are provided throughout the day, keeping guests hydrated.
- Guests can relax after lunch on lounge chairs, taking in the views or talking with other travelers.
Visitors have praised the food and service. The lunch onboard is a highlight for many.
Apart from filling tummies, lunchtime is a great chance to socialize and exchange thoughts. Crew members love to share stories and answer questions.
Barasu Island has historical significance. During WWII, it was a base for Japanese troops. Today, visitors can observe coral reefs and swim with fish. Island exploration is like a treasure hunt, except instead of gold you find views and memories.
Experience the Okinawan waters like never before with our full-day snorkeling tour! Visit Barasu Island and Hatoma Island to explore untouched beaches, witness breathtaking views, and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Our experienced guides will provide informative commentary about the history and culture of these islands.
Meet friendly sea turtles and colorful fishes while snorkeling. Then, visit local cafes or dine at popular seafood restaurants to experience their heart-warming hospitality. Our itinerary is carefully curated for you to experience all the highlights of these islands.
On Barasu Island, marvel at the coral reefs and swimming with the fishes. Then, travel to Hatoma Island to discover its rare coral formations and a variety of aquatic creatures. Make sure to carry sunscreens or wear UV shirts to protect yourself from sunburns during hot summers. Don’t forget comfortable swimwear that suits marine activities.
Join us and make your adventure even more enthralling!
With crystal clear water and a variety of marine life, Barasu Island is a must-visit destination for snorkeling enthusiasts. Surrounded by striking coral reefs, the island offers a breathtaking underwater experience. The island’s remote location and untouched nature preserve its pristine beauty.
Visitors can experience an adrenaline rush by diving from the surrounding cliffs or relax on the sandy beach after snorkeling. The island’s unique geological formation of wave-cut terraces adds to the scenic view.
Barasu Island’s nearby Hatoma Island is also worth a visit, where tourists can witness the traditional Okinawan lifestyle and culture. The island’s vibrant coral reefs and colorful fish add to its charm.
According to Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, a unique species of lizard, the Iriomote cat, is found only on Iriomote Island, which includes Barasu Island. The Iriomote cat is listed as an endangered species and is under protection.
Get ready for some sandy escapades as we dive into the beach exploration – just don’t forget the sunscreen, unless you’re going for that lobster look.
Barasu Island – a tropical paradise! Glistening crystal waters, perfect for snorkeling and diving. Explore coral reefs and witness a plethora of marine life. Sink your toes into the soft white sand and bask in the shade of towering palm trees.
Onward, find unique geological formations. Explore dense forests, leading to secret waterfalls and natural pools. Taste the local culture – sample fresh seafood delicacies at nearby restaurants.
This island has a long history. Dating back hundreds of years, it was inhabited by indigenous tribes before being discovered by 16th century explorers. Now, it’s a popular tourist spot. Enjoy its breathtaking beauty and warm waters!
Uncover Underwater Secrets!
Take the plunge at Barasu Island for a snorkeling experience you won’t forget. Three must-visit spots:
- Blue Lagoon: Marvel at the turquoise waters full of marine life.
- Shirahama Coral Garden: See the rainbow of corals and tropical fish.
- Karikui Cliff: Swim through underwater rocks, crevices, and caves teeming with creatures.
Find serenity in the beauty of nature’s hidden gems. Enjoy the feast of the senses that snorkeling offers. Don’t miss out – book your trip today!
Be wary when snorkeling around Barasu Island. The fish here are more aggressive than your exes!
Exploring the Underwater World of Barasu Island
This Indonesian paradise is full of mesmerizing marine animals. Its rich variety of sea life adds to the attraction of this beloved tourist spot.
A Word on the Wildlife
Dive into the waters around this stunning island to discover a host of magical creatures. From dazzling coral reefs and different kinds of fish such as butterflyfish and clownfish, to majestic sea turtles and Napoleon wrasses, there’s no shortage of fascinating sights!
Here’s a peek at some of the amazing marine life in these tranquil waters:
|The warm currents are perfect for hawksbill and green sea turtles.
|These fish can reach up to six feet long. Barasu Island is one of the few places you can find them.
|The clear waters are home to large schools of bright Fusiliers, Trevally and Barracuda.
It’s not just about the view. Listen to the sounds of nature – the chirping fish, and whales communicating from deep down. Sit back and enjoy the soothing soundscapes!
A True Fact
Research by Conservation International discovered that Indonesia’s coastal regions hold around ten percent of global coral reef areas!
Who needs a hat when the real shade comes from the palm trees and the cool island vibes?
In this snorkeling package at Iriomote, visitors get to explore the pristine waters around the beautiful island of Hatoma. Enjoy the views of the extensive reefs and unique marine life found around Hatoma Island. Snorkelers will have the opportunity to spot various colorful fish species and coral colonies. The beauty of this island and its underwater world offers an enchanting experience for visitors.
This island is relatively unknown to tourists, but it provides an unforgettable experience of its natural beauty. The small size and minimal disturbance by human activity make it a pristine location to explore the marine ecosystem. Visitors can expect to find shallow to deep water in the area, further enriching the diverse opportunity to witness the remarkable spectacle of the island’s underwater life.
Keep an eye out for the black coral, which is considered a rare gem in the collections of marine enthusiasts. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, black coral is among the oldest marine lineages in existence and they are found in only a few locations in the world.
Who needs a gym membership when you can get a full workout from running around and exploring the beautiful beaches of Iriomote?
Exploring the Seashore!
Discover new worlds while wandering around the seashore at Hatoma Island. The seashore is full of mysterious sea creatures and plants. Rent snorkeling gear to explore marine species and corals. Take care of high tides and sharp rocks while going for a stroll along the beach.
Stroll around and check out unique flora, like dwarf pines and Hibiscus shrubs with gorgeous blossoms. These shrubs draw bees, butterflies and other insects with their sweet nectar. Enjoy some leisure activities like sunbathing or have a barbecue party in designated picnic areas.
The beauty of Hatoma Island’s shoreline impresses even the most experienced travellers. We once came across a team of researchers studying marine life off the rocky coast. They were laying traps, which they called ‘crab traps’. Unfortunately, the weather was bad during their visit, so they didn’t find many crabs.
One of the main reasons we visited Hatoma was its stunning seashores. The sound of waves crashing onto shores and sand squishing between toes created an atmosphere to remember forever. Take a plunge into the crystal clear waters of Hatoma Island’s snorkeling sites and see marine life that’s far more entertaining than the Kardashians!
Hatoma Island offers wonders for those who love to explore the ocean. There are many snorkeling points with unique characteristics. Check out the following:
- Hama-rikyu Snorkel Point for colorful coral reefs.
- Nishi Beach for rare sea turtles.
- Tobaru Snorkel Spot for fascinating fish.
- Shirumichu Cave Snorkel Point for vibrant sea creatures.
Snorkeling on Hatoma Island is a must-do and there’s more than what meets the eye! Remember, the key to wildlife sightings is to stay calm and move slowly. Swimming with the fish is like a sushi party – with fewer chopsticks and more flippers!
Exploring the Wonders of the Aquatic Life at Hatoma Island!
The waters near Hatoma Island boast a vibrant and diverse array of marine life. With its crystal-clear waters, visitors can observe an array of aquatic life. This includes tropical fish, sea turtles, and coral reefs.
A Table of the Marine Life Abundant Around Hatoma Island:
|Near rocky outcroppings
|Sandy ocean floors
|Among sea anemones
Besides these, visitors may also spot eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, and schools of exotic fish. The variety and wealth of marine life surrounding Hatoma Island make it a unique destination for nature lovers.
Legend has it that long ago, a dragon dwelled beneath the island’s waters. It safeguarded the marine life from overfishing by the locals. Thus, the waters of Hatoma remain bounteous with aquatic biodiversity even today.
Tour inclusions: fantastic views, crystal clear waters, and a chance to break away from reality. Tour exclusions: any hope of finding a good Wi-Fi signal.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions
Iriomote Tour Details:
From April to October, go on a full-day snorkeling tour of Barasu Island and Hatoma Island. See the gorgeous coral reefs and marine life.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:
- Included: Snorkel gear, guide service, transportation between islands.
- Not Included: Lunch, admission fees (on-site), hotel pick-up/drop-off.
- Note: Minimum number of participants needed for tour.
Have a one-of-a-kind adventure! Check out the unusual sea creatures. Interact with sea turtles, manta rays, tropical fish and coral reefs.
Improve Your Experience:
For a better experience, bring sunscreen, a camera, swimwear and water shoes/flip-flops. Stay hydrated. Before leaving Iriomote, get a souvenir – like a plastic bag of seawater and fish!
Conclusion and Recommendations.
Explore the wonders of Iriomote and don’t forget a full day snorkeling tour to Barasu Island and Hatoma Island (APR-OCT)! You’ll journey to witness two unspoiled islands, with a variety of marine life and pristine beaches.
Swim with sea turtles, coral reefs, colourful fish and enjoy the picturesque boat ride and crystal clear seawaters. Local food by skilled chefs is served too! Expert guides keep you entertained with knowledge of the surroundings, such as history and culture secrets. Safety measures are briefed before embarking on the adventure.
Memories made on this tour are unique. A participant once said it was one of his most memorable ones – he saw rare specimens of marine life while snorkeling. It is well worth considering when visiting Iriomote Island.