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Excursion 'Boat tour in the Yoroshima strait'


In this tour, you will travel down to Setouchi Town to experience natural wolrd of Yoroshima Strait. Marine Viewer Seto Cruising offeres glass-bottomed boat to go through Marine life of Yoroshima Strait. You will able to see facinating Marine life including coral reefs and tropical fish. Amami has its own species and cannot be found in any other place in the world. Mount Yui Observatory is chosen as one of the top 10 views in Amamioshima Island. From the top, you will be able to see Yoroshima Strait and Kakeroma Island in distance.

What we will see
  • City of Setouchi
  • Mini-cruise on the Marine Viewer Seto glass-bottomed boat
  • Yoroshima Strait: tropical fish and colourful coral reef
  • Observatory on Mount Yui
  • Honohoshi beach

What we will do
  • We start our tour by reaching the city of Setouchi in the Kagoshima prefecture. It is located in the southern part of Amami Oshima, the largest of the Amami islands.
  • In Setouchi, we board the Marine Viewer Seto, a glass-bottomed boat which allows us to discover underwater life in the Yoroshima Strait.
  • Through the bottom of the boat, we can admire the fascinating marine ecosystem that includes tropical fish and colourful coral reefs. The countless animal and plant species on the island of Amami Oshima make it truly unique.
  • We continue exploring the area and spot the Observatory on Mount Yui, one of the 10 most scenic places in Amami Oshima offering wonderful views of the Yoroshima strait and the island of Kakeroma in the distance.
  • We end our boat excursion with the beach of Honohoshi with its rounded stones and smooth rocks lapped by the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
  • The surrounding area is also characterised by rocks of the weirdest shapes which make the scenery dynamic and rugged.
When would you like to leave?
Adult US$ 115.00
Child (3-13 old) US$ 86.25
Length 5 hours approximately
Level Moderate Moderate
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Eco Natural Trail Eco Natural Trail
Recommended for families Recommended for families
What you need to know
  • The order of the visits may be subject to change and the coach transfer depends on the itinerary.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Heavy traffic is to be expected as it is travel season in Japan.
  • We recommend having Japanese Yens with you as there are no currency exchange offices in the port.
  • A clear view of the scenery is subject to weather conditions.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.