No.1011

[Program currently off season.]
The Shimmering Ocean Blue Cave of Otaru, Glass Bottom Boat Tour

The most popular exploration activity in Otaru! Allow yourself to be lured in to a dark cave, to find a glowing turquoise blue mysteriously shining in the darkness.

Otaru-born former diver is the owner of the boat, who knows the local oceans well.
This tour was organized to preserve the natural environment by sharing the beauty of the blue cave, and the delights of Otaru's sea.
This is the only tour in Otaru that takes you to the Blue Cave in a "Glass Boat" where you can see the ocean floor beneath you.

The boat has a big roof and side seats for you to enjoy a comfortable cruise without being splashed by the waves.

After departure from "Shukutsu Marina", you can enjoy the surrounding views of the area on the way to the blue cave.

The boat slows down at popular view spots such as the 2 meter high rock island called "Todo Rock", and near the entrance of the blue cave, so everyone can have time to see both above and below the ocean.
Of course, you also have plenty of time to enjoy the main attraction, the Blue Cave itself, with mysterious turquoise waters.

*Note: Some of the proceeds of the tour's revenue will be used for environmental conservation activities of the ocean.
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- Jump in our "Glass Boat" to see the ocean floor of Otaru through our glass windows
 below the ship! What a different view under the sea!
- English or 繁體中文 guide texts are provided describing the highlights of the tour,
 so you don't need to understand Japanese to enjoy!
- The meeting place "Shukutsu Marina" is just a 5 min walk from Otaru Aquarium.
 We recommend seeing the ocean animals there before or after the ocean tour.
 Otaru Aquarium opening hours: 9am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm).
 Admission: Adults 1,400yen, Children (6-14) 530yen, Infants (3-5) 210yen.
Program currently off season.
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Available time period 29 April - 1 October 2017

* Reservation Deadline: 3 days prior
Participation fee Adult: 6,000 yen
Child (ages 3 to 11): 3,000 yen
Infant (ages 0 to 2): 300 yen
Private Charter (up to 12 people): 72,000 yen
Meeting location Shukutsu Marina (197 Shukutsu 3 Chome, Otaru, Hokkaido)

[CAR]
*From JR Otaru Staiton, 20 mins by car (Taxi fare is about 2,000 yen)
* Please use parking lot at the Shukutsu Marina. (Free of charge)

[Bus]
*From [JR Otaru Station] to [Shukutsu]
After getting off [Shukutsu] bus stop, then walk 1 min.
*Please take [Hokkaido Chuo Bus] from [Otaru Bus Terminal Plathome No.3].
*Please take a bus Otaru Aquarium Line(No10) or Shukutsu Line(No11)

Otaru Bus Terminal--> Shukutsu Bus Stop
08:10am --> 08:30am
09:50am --> 10:10am
11:10am --> 11:30am
12:50pm --> 01:10pm
02:10pm --> 02:30pm
03:50pm --> 04:10pm

*Bus fare*
Adult 220 yen, Child (Ages 6 to 11) 110 yen, Ages 6 or under: free

*Time table and fare may be subject to change without notice.
So please kindly double check to station directly.
Pick Up Service Pick-up service unavailable.
* Please notify your means of transportation (car, taxi or public bus) in advance.
Required time 1 hours

[Sample Tour Schedule]
08:45am Meeting at Shukutsu Marina
09:00am-10:00am "Blue Cave Tour"
10:00am Finish the tour

[Tour Schedule]
1. 09:00am-10:00am
2. 10:30am-11:30am
3. 12:00noon-01:00pm
4. 01:30pm-02:30pm
5. 03:00pm-04:00pm
6. 04:30pm-05:30pm (Available from 29th Apr to 21st Sep)

* We can accommodate to suit your schedule in above "Blue Cave Boat Cruising" Available Times.
 Please let us know your preferred time.
* Schedule might be changed due to weather or other conditions.
Requirements for participation Minimum: 2 participants (except infants)
* Children must be accompanied with adults.
Things to bring / Required items - We recommend you to bring long sleeves.
(Sometimes you feel cold depending on the weather.)
Important notices - The program might be cancelled due to weather or course conditions etc.
- Announcement during the tour is only Japanese.
 We will provide you instruction written by English or 繁體中文.
- Please follow the guide's instruction at all times.
 We are not responsible for any accidents caused by customer negligence.
Cancellation Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 1 day before the tour: 40% of the tour fee
* On the day of the tour: 50% of the tour fee
* No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee
Included in this fee Tour fee
Life Jacket
Insurance
Tax
Not included in fees Personal expenses
Payment method - Advance Payment by online credit card.
- Advance Payment by overseas bank transfer.
 (Japanese yen only. Please pay the additional bank transfer fee.)
* Note: Payment is due 2 days before the tour date.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before you apply.

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