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Marine activities at Araha Beach, Chatan Town

Departure from Chatan Town

Araha Beach

Araha Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Chatan Town with a 600-meter-long stretch of white sand and crystal-clear water surrouded by beautiful coral reefs. More than 20 kinds of water activities can be enjoyed at the beach, including a variety of choices that the whole family can enjoy, such as sea kayaking, glass bottom boat, snorkeling and raft fishing as well as more demanding options for active people such as hoverboarding.

Advance reservations for these activities are highly recommended to make the most of your beach experience, especially during the summer months between July and mid-October, when the beach is full of fun-loving people.

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*All prices listed include tax.
*All of the marine activities and programs are operated daily during the high season (April-October). During the low season, they can be enjoyed by advance reservation only.
*The prices listed include insurance and wetsuit and equipment rental.

Average seawater temperature year-round in Okinawa

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Marine activities

 

All marine activities on Araha Beach will be suspended from May 20 through 26, 2024, because of sanding work by Okinawa Prefecture in the swimming area.

 

Sea kayaking

  • Kayaks use paddles. Two kinds available: one-rider and two-rider. First, get guidance on land, and then go on water for  kayaking. Paddle through the waves with your friends and have fun. This is a kayak rental package that does not include instructor or guide service. The price listed is per 30 minutes. If you feel 30 minutes is not enough, we strongly recommend you book the activity for multiple sets in advance; Sea kayaking is a very popular activity, and you may not be able to extend your rental on the day of service.

    Price:
    1,500 yen / 30 min
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Times: 9:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00
  • Age restrictions: 6 years old and up
  • Capacity: 2-3 people per kayak

*Prices include kayak and life jacket.

*Swimsuits not required, but note that participants may get wet.

*Kayaking can be enjoyed within designated areas supervised by the Araha Beach lifeguard staff.

 

 

Araha Island Kayak Tour

  • Hop on your kayak and away you go! Visit Araha Island, an uninhabited island about 200 metres from Araha beach. It takes about 10 minutes paddling to reach the island. The island is home to hermit crabs, rabbits, wild birds and many other creatures, and you can also enjoy beach-combing as there are many corals and large shells on the beach. Spend your time exploring nature as you wish.
  • Price: 5,000 yen per person  (ages 12 and above)
  • 4,000 yen per child (ages 6~11)
  • Duration: 60 minutes (30 minutes on the island)
  • Times: 9:00 / 13:00
  • Age restrictions: 6 years old and up
  • Capacity: 2-3 people per kayak

*Minimum of 2 participants and Maximum 6 participants.
* 6 years old and older
* Primary school children aged 12 years old are charged the child rate.
* Children under primary school age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
* Pregnant women are unable to participate.
* Swim wear not required but clothes may get wet, bring a towel
* Island has a rocky surface so please wear covered sandals or marine shoes
* The tour may be changed or cancelled due to sea conditions.

 

Glass bottom boat

  • Glass bottom boatThe glass bottom boat ride will transport you into the coral forest, located about 300 meters, a five-minute ride, from Araha Beach. The boat has a canopy, which provides protection against the sun. During the ride, you will be amazed at the amount of coral while enjoying the oceanfront view of Chatan Town.
  • Price: 2,600 yen for adults (ages 12 and over)
  • 1,600 yen for ages 4-11
  • 800 yen for 3-year-olds and younger
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Times: 8:30 / 10:30 / 12:30 / 14:30
    *The first departure is available from April-November only.
  • Age restrictions: None
  • Capacity: 16 people per boat
  • Season: Year-round

* Minimum of 2 participants required.

* Children of primary school age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Boat snorkeling

  • Some of the best diving/snorkeling points can be found along the coast of Chatan Town. While the Miyagi coast is a particularly popular destination among divers, the waters off Araha Beach also offer a great snorkeling experience with a wide variety of coral and sea life.You will be transported to the snorkeling point by boat. The point is located an approximately 5-minute boat ride away from the beach. All participants will wear lifejackets so it’s safe and easy even for non-swimmers.A pre-activity briefing is held by the instructor before you dive in the water and start exploring the beautiful underwater world among beautiful coral reefs while feeding tropical fish. The marine staff will shoot photos for memories of your snorkeling and send them to you via email at a later date.
  • Price: 6,300 yen for adults (ages 12 and up)
  • 5,300 yen for children (ages 6-11)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Times:  9:30 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00
  • Age restrictions: 6-59 years old
  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Season: Year-round

*Price includes photo service and fish food.

*Minimum of 2 participants required.

* Children of primary school age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

* Pregnant women are unable to participate.

* We will check that you meet the conditions for participation. Please note that you may not be able to participate at the discretion of the instructor. Please understand this condition beforehand.

 

Tubing Triple Set

  • marine_detail_b_09This package offers three popular marine tube rides to be chosen from: Dragon board (10),  Marble (4), and Trinity (4). Participants can save money and enjoy them all by purchasing the package deal.Ranging from an exciting ride at high speed to an easy ride at low speed, a variety of options are on offer, allowing both novice and thrill lover to enjoy the rides to the fullest. For a big group wanting thrills together, we recommend the banana boat that can hold up to 10 people!
  • Price: 7,600 yen for adults (ages 12 and up)
  • 6,600 yen for children (ages 6-11)
  • Duration: 40-60 minutes *About 10 minutes per activity
  • Times: 9:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 /13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00
  • Capacity (per tube): Dragon board (10), Marble (4), and Trinity (4).
  • Age restrictions: 6-year-olds and over
  • Season: Year-round

* Children of primary school age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

* Pregnant women are unable to participate.e

Parasailing

Parasailing is an airborne activity, in which participants glide under a parachute pulled by a speedboat, similar to flying a kite. Parasailing will take participants up into the sky and offer magnificent views. Experience the feeling of freedom! Don’t have a swimsuit? Don’t worry! You can enjoy parasailing in whatever clothes you happen to be wearing, because you don’t have to get wet!

  • Price: 8,800 yen per person
  • Duration: 60-90 minutes
    *Actual flight time is approximately 10 minutes per session.
  • Times: 9:00 / 10:30 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30
  • Age restrictions: Ages 6~65
  • Season: March~November

*Minimum of 2 participants required.
* Primary school children aged 6 years and older are charged at the adult rate.
* Children under primary school age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
* Pregnant women are unable to participate.
* A fee of 2,000 yen is required for observers/accompanying adults who will not parasail.
* Participants must weigh between 30-120kg.
* We will check that you meet the conditions for participation. Please note that you may not be able to participate at the discretion of the instructor. Please understand this condition beforehand.
* The tour may be changed or cancelled due to sea conditions.


Notes

  • - All prices listed include tax.
  • - During the low season, wetsuits are provided to marine activities participants free of charge.
  • - All water-based activities and programs are subject to weather and sea conditions.
  • - We, Island Life Concierge, act solely as an agent between the client and the service provider, and we are not liable for any injury or death that may occur during the activitie reserved through us.

Cancellation policy

  • - Cancellations made 2 days prior to the service date will be charged 25 percent of the quoted full rate as a cancellation fee.
  • - Cancellations made 1 day prior to the service date will be charged 50 percent of the quoted full rate as a cancellation fee.
  • - Cancellations made on the same day of service will be charged the quoted full rate as a cancellation fee.
  • - Please inform us of any cancellation at least three days prior to the service date in order to avoid any cancellation fees.
  • - All cancellations must be received by Island Life Concierge during office hours. Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00 (local Japanese time)
  • - A full refund will be issued for the activities canceled by the operator due to inclement weather, typhoon or other unforeseen circumstances.

Reservation deadline

High season (April-October)

  • - Reservations made by email or through the online reservation form: By 15:00 the day before the desired date
  • - Phone reservations: Any time during the normal business hours

Low season (November-March)

  • - All reservations: Three days in advance (reservations accepted until 17:00)
  • - Last-minute reservations after the email/online reservation deadline can be accepted exclusively by phone. Same-day reservations accepted during the high season, although advance reservations are strongly recommended to avoid waiting time.
  • - Your inquiry will be responded to within two business days. If you would like a quick response, call us at 098-916-8593 or 090-1946-7593.

Service provided by

Chatan Uminchu no Kai Ltd.
4 Minato, Chatan Town

Marine activities at Araha Beach, Chatan Town

Price

from 1,500 yen / person

*Payment must be made in advance.

Age restrictions

Varies by activity

Duration

10 minutes and up *Varies by activity

Meeting point

Araha Beach Management Office reception

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Meeting time: 20 minutes in advance of departure time/the time for which your activity is booked
*If you fail to arrive by the meeting time, your activity may be rescheduled to a later time or the first available departure, or you may not be able to enjoy the reserved activity.
Address: 2-21 Chatan, Chatan Town
Access: 45-60 minutes by car from Naha City. You can also get to Araha Beach from Naha City by bus: Take the route 63 (Jagaru line) bus and get off at Chatan 2-chome, or take the route 263 (Jagaru-Omoromachi line) bus and get off at Hamby Town-mae.
parking: Free parking available.

Operating season

Year-round
*Reservation deadline varies between high and low seasons.

Operating hours

9:00-18:00
Frequency and schedule: Varies by activity

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