The Kakeroma Snorkeling & Waling
～The ideal way to spend time at Kakeromajima～
The Explanation of the Tour
- What is Kakeroma island?
- What is there?
- What should I do?
- Is it easy to go?
- No confidence in driving!
This is a tour for you
to fully enjoy yourselves and leisurely relax in Kakeroma
by walking in the villages scattered on the island,
frolicking with the colourful tropical fishes while snorkeling.
The Seasides on the Island
Kakeroma Island is known as one of the islands with the highest sea transparency among the Oshima islands.
Let’s make lovely memories by
meeting the tropical fishes, corals, sea turtles
and various kinds of marine creatures.
You can enjoy snorkeling in the shallows of the sea near the beaches,
and experience feeding the fishes.
The exclusive diving qualified and licensed tour conductors will gently give a lecture
so that any beginners can enjoy snorkeling.
The lives on the Island
On Kakeroma island, there remains the original scenery of Amami Oshima Island.
Kakeroma island, which is separated from Amami Oshima by the Oshima Strait, has untouched nature,
in addition, the lives of the islanders are very idyllic.
The elders, decorating their gardens
and the roadsides with flowers,
lopp the fences.
Let’s try to chill out in the Kakemaro islanders’ old-fashioned sceneries
where the elders lived by beating their brains and devising a variety of ideas.
You will be able to experience the time of Kakeroma.
To yield yourselves to the scenery will be your relaxing experience of passing time in Kakeroma
and feeling as though the flow of time stopped here.
The three kinds of services are offered
only in the Slow Guides Amami.
①One glance at the Oshima Strait from the cottage on the Kakeroma island seashore.
This is good to the followings: those who apply for the tour but can not swim on the day because they do not feel well,
those who drank too much of brown sugar Shochu and would not like to swim,
those who care about suntan lines, those who have to keep an eye on their children,
and those who would like to relax looking at the ocean rather than swimming.
There is a “SeaSide Cottage” of the Slow Guide Amami Tour” near the seaside for snorkeling.
It is fully equipped with toilets, hot showers, air conditioning, refrigerators and a terrace.
You are welcome to take a nap sitting on the beach chairs
under the shadows of the trees,
to read the books over a cup of tea,
to view the ocean from the terrace absent-mindedly,
or to fully enjoy yourselves while snorkelling.
Snorkeling is held just in front of the sea cottage.
You will be able to enjoy it safely and watch over your family, children and friends swimming.
②More or less, your private beach !
You will be able to be satisfied
with the beach luxuriously as if it were
your own private beach since only the locals come.
③The True Islanders Staff
have two true islander staff
to show some of the ways to spend the time on Kakeroma Island.
One is born and brought up on Kakeroma Island.
He loves too much of it, still lives here, and adores Kakeroma island.
The other was born in Koniya,
Amami Oshima Main Island,
which is only a stone’s throw from Kakeroma island.
He adores the ocean of Kakeroma, qualified for diving,
and is crazy about playing, fishing and swimming in the sea.
The Tour Notes
- Snorkeling is a tour held in summer only from May to October.
- To join the tour we have no age limit for this tour, but to join snorkeling we do have the age limit from 7 to 65 years old.
Since we have some cases not applicable to age, please inquire beforehand by phone or contact us.
- Infants can accompany the tour, but are requested to refrain from participating in snorkeling.
More than two adults are required to watch over the children for snorkeling and to make a reservation.
- The maximum number is five. When over five, phone or contact us beforehand.
- In the tour price, the taxes, the insurance fee and the boarding fee are included.
※ Lunch is not included in the six hours’ tour. ※
We can make arrangements for lunch (with the contents left to us) at one of the stores in Kakeroma island.
Or bring your own lunch. Please let us know which one you are interested in beforehand.
- The meeting site of the Kakeroma island Tours is basically “Setouchunino Station ” at “Koniya Port ” in the south of Amami Oshima.
Those who stay inKakeroma island can start from Kakeroma island. Please inquire beforehand.
- The tour will be held in a light rain.
Rain gears are provided.
- In the case of a typhoon or a heavy rain, please make a phone call at your earliest convenience to check the possibilities of the tours : one day before, or at the latest, before you leave your hotel.
When the tours are determined clearly not to be held due to the weather conditions, we are the ones to get in touch with you.
- The weather conditions will determine not on the beach on the seaside with a cottage for safety considerations,
but on another beach for snorkeling on Kakeroma Island.
- When snorkeling, please preferably wear clothes less exposing a lot of skin
in order not to get sunburn, or not to touch the jellyfishes or reefs.
Please keep in mind the other tour notes. Confirm them at the time to apply the other tours.
What to Bring with You
- Clothes for Change
- Drinks and Hats. It is fine and hot in the summertime.
The Meeting Spot:
The paid parking lot at Setouchi Umino Station for ¥100.00 for 30 minutes, and the maximum charge is ¥1,000.00 for 24 hours after your arrival.
It is approximately a one-hour car ride from Nase in Amami City,
and about one hour and a half, or two hours’ ride from the northern part of Amami Oshima.
Please come to Setouchi Sea Station fifteen minutes before the tour starts.
Upon your arrival at Setouchi SeStation, contact us at 090-7288-5980.
|Snorkeling & Waling|
|tour prices (the tax included)||adults ¥15,950※1
|charter fee (the tax included)||＋¥13,750※2|
|tour duration||about six hours|
|payment methods||to be paid in cash or with cards|
|Those who are interested only in snorkeling|
|tour duration||9:00 / 13:00|
|tour prices (the tax included)||adults ¥9,900※1
|charter fee (the tax included)||＋¥8,800※2|
|tour duration||about three hours|
|payment methods||to be paid in cash or with cards|
※1 : the price including the tax and the insurance fee
※1 : Lunch is excluded.
※2 :Please inquire about the chartered tour.