Miyakejima Island Adventure Trip

2017 October 7-9 (Saturday-Monday) *Long weekend

Miyakejima island, Tokyo

An amazing experience free swimming with the dolphins in their natural habitat!

This is an unforgettable adventure as we explore a volcanic island and its dramatic past.

This trip features:

  • Three (3) day weekend - 3 days of island fun and adventure
  • Warm ocean during this time of the year due to the "Black Tide" [Kuroshio = current transporting warm tropical water northward]
  • Swimming and snorkeling with the dolphins
  • Swimming, snorkeling, fishing and spearfishing
  • Sightseeing around a volcanic island
  • Onsen with stunning view of the Pacific ocean/Philippine sea
  • Beach side camping
  • Scuba diving (beach or boat dives)
  • Bonfire parties

One of our most popular island adventures that gets booked out quickly so make sure you SIGN-UP early!

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Trip Itinerary

Dolphin swimming and snorkeling

Friday (Oct 6)

  • Meet at Takeshiba pier at 9:30pm
  • Orientation/distribution of camping supplies
  • Get on the ferry at 10:15pm
  • Overnight ferry ride (we'll drink and party on the deck floor)

Saturday (Oct 7)

  • 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 7:30am (Bring your own)
  • Join the optional scuba diving or snorkeling lesson
  • Have lunch (not provided)
  • Dolphin swimming
  • Onsen at Fureaino-yu Hot Spring (4pm-5)
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Group party
  • Stay overnight camping

Sunday (Oct 8)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • FREE TIME (8:30am-5pm) *Sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, spearfishing, onsen or just relax
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Group party
  • Stay overnight camping

Monday (Oct 9)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Pack-up the tents
  • FREE TIME (8:30am-12pm) *Sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, spearfishing, onsen or just relax
  • Get on the ferry at 1:20pm
  • Ferry ride (we'll drink and party on the deck floor)
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 7:45pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Sightseeing around the island

Price includes;

  • Round-trip ferry fare (cabin space)
  • Bus fare from pier to the campsite on Saturday
  • Dinner for Saturday and Sunday
  • Breakfast for Sunday and Monday
  • Cooking stuff (BBQ grill, coal, etc.)
  • Kitchen supplies (plates, chopsticks, garbage bags, cooler box, ice, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour guide
  • 8% consumption tax


  • Tent rental (2,000yen/person) *Shared with 1-2 other participants
  • Mat rental (500yen)
  • Sleeping bag rental (1,000yen)

Gear rentals;

  • Wetsuit (2,000yen | 3,000yen L size or OWS )
  • Snorkelling kit set (1,400yen)
  • Snorkel and mask only (700yen)
  • Fins only (700yen)
  • Boots only (700yen)
  • BCD (1,400yen)
  • Regulator setup (1,400yen)
  • Weights (350yen)


  • Birthday on Oct 6-9 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Seasoned dolphin swimmer (2,000yen) *Joined TG on a dolphin swim before *Not valid after group discount

Not included;

  • Breakfast for Saturday
  • Lunch for entire duration
  • Local bus transportation
  • Onsen
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Important Notes

Scuba diving
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • As it involves some complex logistics and preparation, and strict cancellation policies from suppliers (boat charters, captains, instructors, safety staff, and other equipment), this trip will proceed 'Rain or Shine'.
  • There will be a 100% cancellation fee for cancellation made five (5) days before unless you find a replacement. There is also a late booking fee of 3,000 yen two (2) days before departure.
  • Dolphin swim tour: 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. If you have any questions and/or would like lessons in advance please contact Ricky.
  • Scuba dive: You must have an advanced open water scuba license or have dived more than 20 times, and once in the last six months, to be able to join the scuba tour.
  • 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.
  • Overnight ferry seat upgrade is possible, just let us know upon booking.
  • Maximum of 3 persons per tent.
  • 2 persons tent available without extra charge upon request.
  • 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 Monday.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

Outdoor activities

Dolphin swimming video

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).

Scuba Diving

  • One of the best diving spots in Japan. You'll see coral area on the westside and seaweed area on the east side of the island. Such sea setting is rare in the world.
  • Snorkeling:

    • Good spot just a short walk from the campsite.


    • 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.


      • 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

  • Breakfast for Saturday
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camping stuff (if you have any)
  • Big backpack
  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Wind breaker jacket
  • Rain coat
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Wetsuit
  • Snorkeling kit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • iPod/MP3 player
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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