Dolphin Swimming and Island Adventure Trip

2018 August 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday)

Miyakejima island, Tokyo

An amazing experience free swimming with the dolphins in their natural habitat. This is an unforgettable adventure and in the same weekend we explore a volcanic island and its dramatic past.

Fulfill your dreams of swimming with dolphins!

This trip features:

  • Swimming and snorkeling with dolphins in Mikurajima
  • Sightseeing around Miyakejima island
  • Onsen with stunning view of the Pacific ocean (Philippine Sea)
  • Beach side camping
  • Bonfire party

Check previous trip PHOTOS!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Aug 17)

  • Meet at Takeshiba pier at 9:30pm
  • Orientation/distribution of camping supplies
  • Get on the ferry at 10:15pm
  • Overnight ferry ride

Saturday (Aug 18)

  • Arrive in Miyakejima island around 5am
  • Bus ride to Okubohama (15mins)
  • Walk to the campsite (5mins)
  • Have fun setting up the tents
  • Take a short nap
  • Breakfast at 7am (Bring your own)
  • Dolphin swimming (8am-12) or join the snorkeling lesson (9am-11)
  • Have lunch (not provided)
  • Dolphin swimming (12pm-4)
  • Onsen at Fureaino-yu Hot Spring (4pm-5)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Bonfire drinking party
  • Stay overnight camping

Sunday (Aug 19)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Pack-up the tents
  • Join the walking/sightseeing trip around the island (9am-1pm), or just relax at the campsite
  • Get on the ferry at 1:20pm
  • Ferry ride (we'll drink and party on the deck floor)
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 8:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round-trip ferry fare (Reserved carpet room - 6 people/room)
  • Dolphin swimming trip (includes boat, guides, life jacket and pick-up/drop-off)
  • Land transportation (Pier-Okubohama-Pier)
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Breakfast for Sunday
  • Cooking stuff (BBQ grill, coal, etc.)
  • Kitchen supplies (plates, chopsticks, garbage bags, cooler box, ice, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour guide
  • 8% consumption tax

Extras;

  • Sightseeing (3,000yen) *Shuttled by van or bus to nice and interesting sightseeing spots
  • Snorkeling lesson (4,400yen)
  • Tent rental (2,500yen/person) *Shared with another participant
  • Mat rental (500yen)
  • Sleeping bag rental (1,000yen)

Gear rentals;

  • Wetsuit (1,200yen)
  • Snorkelling kit set (1,400yen)
  • Snorkel and mask only (700yen)
  • Fins only (350yen)
  • Boots only (350yen)
  • BCD (1,400yen)
  • Regulator setup (1,400yen)
  • Weights (350yen)

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Aug 17-19 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Seasoned dolphin swimmer (2,000yen) *Joined TG on a dolphin swim before
Price: 38,900Yen
Space left: 0 out of 22

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • This trip will proceed rain or shine as it involves some complex logistics and preparation, and strict cancellation policies from suppliers (boat charters, captains, instructors, safety staff, and other equipment). There will be a 100% cancellation fee for cancellation made five (5) days before unless you find a replacement.
  • To join this trip, you should have snorkeled at least three times before and able to clear water from your snorkel. You should be also confident at swimming in the ocean where you cannot touch the ground.
  • Snorkeling lesson is recommended, even if you have some experience snorkeling, as it covers open water snorkeling skills which will allow you to maximize your time in the water with the dolphins.
  • Wetsuit is mandatory for safety.
  • Payment okay on the day for optional activities and rentals.
  • Vegetarians will be accommodated.
  • Booze/drinks available on the boat and on the island.
  • We will take care of your bags and other belongings and will bring it to the port for you on Sunday.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

Outdoor activities

Dolphin Swimming

  • Held in Mikurajima, the neighboring island. Tour duration is about 3-4hrs (30mins round-trip land transportation, 90mins round-trip boat ride, about 2hrs swimming with the dolphins).

Snorkeling:

  • Good spot just a short walk from the campsite.

Sightseeing:

  • See and visit Meganeiwa (Spectacles Rock), Ako Lava Flow Trail, Mt. Hyoutan, Tairo-ike lake, Nature Center, etc.
  • Beach side camping:

    • Beautiful ocean view, well maintained, good facilities, warm showers, clean toilets (Western/Japanese style toilet available), bonfire woods well-supplied.

    Onsen:

    • Fureaino-yu is a very nice and clean natural hot spring facility located on the coast of Ako, outdoor/indoor baths, gorgeous view of the Pacific ocean.

What to wear/bring

  • Sea sickness medicine
  • Breakfast for Saturday
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camping stuff (if you have any)
  • Big backpack
  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Water/windproof jacket/pants
  • Rain coat
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Wetsuit
  • Snorkeling kit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Music player
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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