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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 filled with beautiful coral reefs. More than 20 kinds of water-based 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

Sea kayaking

  • Price: 1,200 yen per 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 over
  • 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.

Kayaks use paddles and there are two kinds: one-rider and two-rider kayaks. In this session, you will be given some guidance on land, and then go into the water for some kayaking. Paddle through the ocean waves with your friends and have fun kayaking on the ocean. This is a simple kayak rental package and does not include instructor or guide service. The price listed is per hour. If you feel one hour of kayaking is not enough, we strongly recommend you book the activity for multiple hours in advance; Sea kayaking is a very popular activity, and you may not be able to extend your rental on the day of service.

Raft fishing

  • Price: 3,600 yen for adults (ages 12 and over)
    2,900 yen for ages 6-11
    600 yen for 5 years old and under
    *Equipment rental included.
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Operating hours: 9:00-17:00
  • Pick up times: 9:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00
  • Drop off times: 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00 / 17:00
  • Age restrictions: None

*Minimum of 2 participants required.

*From the beach pier to the raft is about 3 minutes by boat.

*Boat fare of 800 yen is required for observers/accompanying adults who will not be fishing.

Try your hand at raft-based fishing off Araha, set up by the Chatan Fisheries Cooperative. Conducted in a raft large enough to accommodate up to 40 people, participants rarely complain of seasickness. You can show up empty-handed and join in the fishing, as equipment rental (including rod, reel, lure and bait) is included in the price. A variety of fish ranging from horse mackerel to chromis notate (suzumedai) can be caught. Enjoy the sights on a peaceful sea, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

*All prices listed include tax.
*The prices include equipment rental. No discount will be offered even if you bring your own fishing gear.

Glass bottom boat

  • Glass bottom boat
    Price: 1,900 yen for adults (ages 12 and over)
    1,300 yen for ages 4-11
    600 yen for 3 years old and under
  • 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: 12 people per boat

*Minimum of 2 participants required.

The glass bottom boat ride will transport you into the coral forest, located about 300 meters, a five-minute ride, from Araha Beach. The boat is equipped with a roof, which provides protection against the sun. During the ride, you will be amazed at the amount of coral while enjoying an oceanfront view including the Ferris wheel in Chatan Town.

Hoverboarding

  • Hoverboarding
    Price: 11,900 yen per person
  • Duration: 30 minutes (only one person at a time)
  • Times: 9:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00
  • Age restrictions: 12-59 years old
  • Capacity: 1 person at a time

*Contact lenses may fall out of the eyes due to the water pressure during the activity.

*Even if you are aged between 12-59, we may refuse your request for flyboarding when the instructor judges the activity may entail significant risks for you.

Hoverboarding, one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and featured in the popular “Back to the Future,” can now be enjoyed at Araha Beach. Using the power generated by a jet ski, a hoverboard is made to hover in the air. Stand on the hoverboard and enjoy a strange floating sensation for yourself.

Flyboarding

  • Flyboarding
    Price: 8,800 yen per person
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Times: 9:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00
  • Age restrictions: 10-59 years old
  • Capacity: 1 person at a time

*Contact lenses may fall out of the eyes due to the water pressure during the activity.

*Even if you are aged between 10-59, we may refuse your request for flyboarding when the instructor judges the activity may entail significant risks for you.

This is an emerging water-based activity that you’ve really got to try! Using the power generated by a jet ski, the special equipment, a flyboard, attached to your feet provides you with an amazing sensation of aquatic flight. It’s not easy for beginners to stand up on the flyboard, which makes the moment when you’re finally able to do so all the more satisfying.

Boat snorkeling


  • Price: 5,900 yen for adults (ages 12 and over)
    4,900 yen for ages 6-11
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Times: 8:00 / 9:30 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00
  • Age restrictions: 6-59 years old
  • Capacity: 10 people

*Price includes photo service and fish food.

*Minimum of 2 participants required.

Some of the best diving/snorkeling points can be found along the coast of Chatan Town. The town's Miyagi coast is a particularly popular destination among divers; however, the waters off Araha Beach also offer a great snorkeling experience.

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 full of beautiful coral reefs while feeding tropical fish.

The price includes free underwater photo service; the marine staff will shoot photos for memories of your snorkeling and send them to you via email at a later date.

Triple Set

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    Price: 6,600 yen for adults
    6,000 yen for children
  • Duration: 40-60 minutes *About 10 minutes per activity
  • Times: 9:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 /13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00
  • Minimum number of participants required: 2
    Age restrictions: 6 years old and over

*Adults: Junior high school students and over; children: 6 years old to elementary school student
Recommended for tube-ride lovers!

This package offers three popular marine tube rides to be chosen from: Dragon board (10), Biscuit(2), Marble(4), and Trinity(4). Participants can save money and enjoy them all by purchasing the package deal.

Ranging from an exciting ride at higher speed to an easy ride at a lower 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, a banana boat that can hold up to 10 people is recommended.

 

 

Active Three Choice & snorkeling package


  • Price: 10,900 yen for adults (ages 12 and over)
    9,400 yen for ages 6-11
  • Duration: 90 minutes
    *About 10 minutes per tube ride
  • Times: 9:30 / 11:00 / 13:30
  • Age restrictions: 6-59 years old
    Capacity (per tube): Dragon board (10), Biscuit(2), Marble(4), and Trinity(4).

*Minimum of 2 participants required.

After a 30-minute snorkeling session in the crystal-clear waters off Araha Beach, you will enjoy three thrilling tube rides of your choice from: Dragon board (10), Biscuit(2), Marble(4), and Trinity(4).

You'll be transported to the snorkeling point by boat.

The price includes free underwater photo service; the marine staff will shoot photos for memories of your snorkeling and send them to you via email at a later date.


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 injuries or deaths 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 full rate quoted as a cancellation fee.
  • - Cancellations made 1 day prior to the service date will be charged 50 percent of the full rate quoted as a cancellation fee.
  • - Cancellations made on the same day of service will be charged the full rate quoted 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

1,200 yen

*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: Vary by activity

Inquiries - Marine activities at Araha Beach, Chatan Town