The [Iriomote]SUP/Canoe Tour and Yubujima Island Sightseeing is a unique opportunity to take in the natural wonders of Okinawa’s remote islands. Exploring the mangrove forests by paddle and discovering the cultural heritage of Yubujima promises an unforgettable adventure. With exclusive access to the private Yufu Island, this comprehensive tour offers a personalized experience that’s tailored to satisfy the curious traveler. What awaits those who embark on this journey? From the serene paddling to the fascinating ox cart ride, the itinerary is designed to showcase the best of Iriomote-jima and its neighboring island.

Key Points

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Key Points

  • Explore the Iriomote-jima mangrove forests via canoe or SUP, and trek to a nearby waterfall.
  • Enjoy an ox cart ride, visit a butterfly garden, and explore the pristine beach on Yubujima Island.
  • Receive life jackets, exclusive shoes, and all necessary SUP/canoe equipment for the activities.
  • Includes a Yufu Island ticket, photo data, hot shower, and liability insurance coverage.
  • Maximum group size of 15 travelers for a personalized experience.

Tour Overview

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Tour Overview

The Iriomote SUP/Canoe Tour and Yubujima Island Sightseeing tour boasts an impressive 81 reviews and a Badge of Excellence, providing a 1-day adventure that includes life jackets, liability insurance, exclusive shoes, SUP (canoe) equipment, a ticket to Yufu Island, photo data, a hot shower, and all necessary experience fees and taxes.

This comprehensive tour allows participants to explore the mangrove forests of Iriomote-jima via canoe or stand-up paddleboard, as well as trek to a picturesque waterfall.

On Yubujima island, travelers can experience an ox cart ride, visit a butterfly garden, and explore the beautiful beach.

With pickup available in the Uehara area and a maximum of 15 travelers, this tour offers a unique and well-rounded island experience.

Activity Description

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Activity Description

The tour encompasses two distinct experiences:

  • A mangrove forest canoe/SUP tour on Iriomote-jima
  • An exploration of Yubujima island

On Iriomote-jima, guests will paddle through the lush mangrove forests, either in canoes or on stand-up paddleboards (SUPs). They’ll then embark on a trek to a nearby waterfall.

Over on Yubujima island, the adventure continues with an ox cart ride, a visit to a butterfly garden, and beach exploration.

Throughout the day, you will be provided with all necessary equipment, including life jackets and exclusive shoes. The tour also includes a ticket to Yufu Island, photo data, a hot shower, and coverage for any liability insurance.

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup is available in the Uehara area, though hotels outside Uehara are not included in the service. The meeting point for the tour is the Densa Terminal in Uehara, Taketomi. This convenient location ensures a smooth start to the day’s activities.

Pickup Location Meeting Point Included Hotels
Uehara Area Densa Terminal Uehara Only
Not Available Taketomi Not Included
Extra Charge

Participants should plan their transportation to the Densa Terminal accordingly, as the tour’s schedule is designed to maximize the time spent exploring the stunning natural beauty of Iriomote and Yubujima Island.


[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Logistics

Participants can expect confirmation of their booking within 48 hours, subject to availability of the tour.

This tour isn’t recommended for those with back problems, heart conditions, or who are pregnant, as the activities may be strenuous.

The group size is limited to a maximum of 15 travelers, ensuring a personalized experience.

If the tour is canceled due to weather or if the minimum number of travelers isn’t met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

With these logistics in place, guests can look forward to an enjoyable and well-organized adventure exploring the stunning Iriomote-jima and Yubujima Island.

Cancellation Policy

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Cancellation Policy

Travelers can receive a full refund if they cancel the tour 24 hours or more in advance. However, no refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure.

Plus, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the activity due to inclement weather or if the minimum number of participants isn’t met, in which case guests will be offered an alternative date or a complete refund.

The cancellation policy for this Iriomote Sup/Canoe Tour is as follows:

  • Full refund for cancellations 24+ hours in advance
  • No refund for cancellations less than 24 hours prior
  • Tour may be canceled due to weather or low enrollment
  • Guests offered alternative date or full refund if tour is canceled

Iriomote-jima Mangrove Forest

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Iriomote-jima Mangrove Forest

The tour takes visitors on a canoe or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) journey through the lush mangrove forests of Iriomote-jima, providing a serene and immersive experience amidst the island’s diverse ecosystem. Paddlers will weave through the intricate network of mangrove roots, spotting a variety of wildlife such as crabs, fish, and even the rare Iriomote wildcat. The tour also includes a guided trek to a nearby waterfall, offering stunning views and the opportunity to cool off. Participants can expect to learn about the ecological importance of the mangrove forests and their role in the local environment.

Feature Description
Duration Approximately 2-3 hours
Difficulty Moderate, suitable for most fitness levels
Highlights Mangrove forest, wildlife viewing, waterfall trek

Yubujima Island Attractions

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Yubujima Island Attractions

After exploring the mangrove forests of Iriomote-jima, the tour transports visitors to the nearby Yubujima Island, where they can partake in a variety of engaging activities.

On the island, guests can enjoy an ox cart ride, which offers a unique and leisurely way to explore the island’s scenic landscapes.

Visitors can wander through the captivating butterfly garden, where they can observe a stunning array of vibrant winged creatures.

Guests can venture out to the pristine beach and enjoy the island’s natural beauty, with opportunities to swim, stroll, or simply relax.

Visitors can discover the rich cultural heritage of Yubujima through interactions with the local community and by learning about their traditions.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions

[Iriomote]Sup/Canoe Tour + Sightseeing in Yubujima Island - Tour Highlights and Inclusions

This immersive Iriomote Sup/Canoe Tour and Yubujima Island sightseeing adventure includes a range of inclusive amenities to enhance the experience. Participants receive a life jacket, liability insurance, and exclusive shoes, as well as all necessary SUP (canoe) equipment for the guided tour through the Iriomote-jima mangrove forests and trekking to a waterfall.

Plus, the package covers the Yufu Island ticket, photo data, hot shower, and relevant experience fees and consumption taxes.

On Yubujima Island, travelers can enjoy an ox cart ride, explore the butterfly garden, and discover the pristine beach.

With a maximum of 15 travelers, this tour offers a personalized and immersive exploration of Iriomote’s natural wonders and Yubujima’s unique cultural attractions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Average Group Size for This Tour?

The tour has a maximum group size of 15 travelers. This allows for a more intimate and personalized experience during the activities and sightseeing on Iriomote-jima and Yubujima island.

Do Participants Need to Know How to Swim?

Participants don’t need to know how to swim, as life jackets are provided. However, being comfortable in the water is recommended, as the tour involves canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding through a mangrove forest.

Are There Any Age Restrictions for This Tour?

There are no age restrictions for this tour. Participants of all ages can join, though the tour may not be suitable for very young children or older adults with mobility issues. The operator can provide more details on suitability.

Can Participants Bring Their Own Food and Drinks?

Participants can bring their own food and drinks on the tour. However, the tour operator doesn’t provide any storage or refrigeration, so it’s recommended to pack light and easy-to-carry items. Hot drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the meeting point.

Is There an Option to Extend the Tour Duration?

There’s no option to extend the standard tour duration. However, the tour operator may be able to accommodate special requests for longer tours, but this would likely incur additional costs. Participants should inquire about this when booking.


This immersive Iriomote SUP/Canoe Tour and Yubujima Island Sightseeing offers a captivating blend of nature, culture, and adventure.

Explore the serene mangrove forests, discover the beauty of Yubujima, and enjoy exclusive access to Yufu Island, all while experiencing the region’s rich heritage.

With essential equipment and liability insurance provided, this personalized tour ensures an unforgettable day for up to 15 travelers.

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