Morning Mangrove Kayaking Tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy a mangrove kayaking tour in the subtropical paradise of Amami Oshima.
  • The perfect breakfast is accompanied by the sounds of nature.
  • The morning sun, mist, and crisp air. Delight in the unique ambiance that belongs only to the morning.
  • Spend private moments in the mangroves with no one around.

A tour of kayaking in the tranquil morning mangroves and breakfast with no one else around. The popular mangroves of Amami Oshima become your hidden gem during the early morning hours. Leave your accommodation while the sky is still dim, you’ll head towards the lush greenery of southern Amami Oshima. Whether it’s a stunning sunrise, a misty morning, or even a light drizzle, every day will start off as an incredible adventure in this place.

Itinerary 

Pick-up at your hotel

If you do not require transfer services, please meet at Mangrove Park

Arrival at kayak station

Brief participants on kayaking techniques and relevant information.

Mangrove kayaking

The morning atmosphere has a unique and laid-back 

Breakfast at mangrove

The mangroves will become your special café.

Paddle again
Conclude the tour at the station
Return to hotel

At a glance

Duration2 hours ~ (2 hours Activity + transfer)
Pickup time6 AM ( Depends on where you stay)
Drop-off time10 AM (Depends on where you stay)
Price1 Adult (13+) ¥12,000
1 Child ¥7,000
Single person ¥22,000
Transfer ServiceFree for Naze area.
For other areas will be charged 20 yen per kilometer based on the distance. Please refer to the guidelines for more details.
Age5+
Max number of participants6 people
What to bringHat or Cap, Sandals, Change of clothes, Towel, Drink, Sunscreen, Bug spray, Sunglasses
ClothesNovember to May… It is recommended to wear a waterproof long-sleeved jacket. In the winter months from November to March, mornings can be chilly, so consider layering a shirt under your jacket for temperature control.
June to October… Short-sleeved T-shirts are acceptable.

Wear pants that can withstand getting wet throughout the year. Whether it’s shorts or long pants, either is fine.
PaymentCash / Credit card / QR cord ※
※Alipay+, WeChat Pay, UnionPay QR, COIN+, PayPay, au Pay are available.

What’s Included?

  • English-speaking Guide
  • Registered Amami Oshima eco-tour guide
  • Domestic Travel Accident and Damage Compensation Insurance for Accidents during the Tour
  • Complete Set of Equipment for the Experience
  • Breakfast

Additional infomation

  • Your pick-up time vary depending on your accommodation location.
    – Naze Area : 6:15 AM
    – Tatsugo Area : 5:50 AM
    – Kasari Area : 5:30 AM
    – Yamato Area : 5:50 AM
    – Setouchi Area : 6:15 AM
    – Uken Area : 6:15 AM
  • Breakfast will be served as sandwiches and coffee. If you have any food restrictions or allergies, please inform us at the time of booking.
  • You can request tea instead of coffee. Let us know in advance.
  • On rainy days, you can paddle wearing a raincoat, but even on sunny days, there might be sudden showers causing you to get wet. Additionally, water droplets from the paddle may fall, wetting your pants. Please make sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel every day.
  • You can also enjoy the mangrove tour during the daytime.

The Environment of Mangrove

Amami Oshima’s central region, surrounded by mountains, is home to mangroves. This area receives higher rainfall and has higher humidity compared to other regions.

FAQ

Is it held in case of rain?

It is conducted in rainy weather. However, if heavy rain or various warnings are issued, we will assess the situation and there may be cases where it is canceled.

Can children ride kayaks?

Yes, they can ride. If they are unable to paddle on their own, they can ride tandem with an adult.

Are there any dangers from Habu snakes?

Mangroves are not typically habitats for Habu snakes. However, it is important to understand that there is always a potential danger from snakes, so please follow the instructions of the guide. 

Additional Tours for Your Adventure

A couple enjoying the view of a waterfall.

Why not customize your half-day tour into a full-day adventure?
Make the most of your limited schedule by adding extra experiences.
Apply for additional activities and get a complimentary lunch.

Activities Available on the Same Day as the Morning Mangrove Tour

If you wish to add extra tours, please fill in the request section in the application form.

Cancellation policy

  • 3 days prior : 50% refund
  • 2 days prior : No refund (100% cancellation fee)
  • 1 day prior : No refund (100% cancellation fee)
  • On the day of the tour : No refund (100% cancellation fee)

Application form

*required field

■ Tour name
Morning Mangrove Kayaking Tour

■ Name*

■ E-mail*

■ Mobile phone number*

■ Preferred date*

■ Number of participants*

■ All participants' information
Name / Age / Gender / Height (approximate) / Weight (approximate)

1st people*

2nd people

3rd people

4th people

5th people

6th people

■ Your accommodation

■ Any dietary restrictions or allergies

■ Any comments or requests