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5 Recommended Okinawa Fishing Tours

Don't you want to try fishing in a beautiful marine blue sea? Here are 5 fishing tours in Okinawa that will equip you for a fishing trip. You'll be able to have a pleasant time fishing while you're healed by the ocean and maybe even encountering rare fish!


1. sea-walker

This is a sea-fishing specialty company that departs from Naha Port. They offer a variety of courses, including a half-day course recommended for beginners and an all-out boat-fishing courseat an off-coast artificial fishing reef called Payao. They cover the ocean around the main island of Okinawa as well as the Kerama Islands. The Umiacchar Mankitsu course includes barbecuing the fish you caught and snorkeling on an uninhabited island, and the Okitsuri course lets you enjoy different styles of fishing like trolling and rod fishing. You can barbecue the fish you catch on-site or at a recommended izakaya (drinking establishment).

*Crew speaks mostly Japanese with only a little English.
*Photo is for illustration purposes.

*Photo is for illustration purposes.

2. Taemaru

Taemaru leaves from Kadena Port. They offer sea fishing in an area around 20 minutes away from the port in an area with blue and clear water formed by a coral reef. It's an easy tour that aims for popular fish in Okinawa, and they are available twice a day, in the morning and afternoon. The boat captain also teaches you about bait and equipment. You can eat the fish you catch after you get off the boat. It comes with a toilet, so there's no need to worry. There are also fishing plans available for experienced fishermen, so why not ask about that too?

*Crew only speaks Japanese.
*Photo is for illustration purposes.

3. Onna Seaside Civil Park Nabee Beach

The Onna-son sea fishing tour leaves from Onna Port. It takes about 10-20 minutes to get to the fishing spot, and you can leisurely enjoy sea fishing while feeling the nice breeze. You can eat the fish you catch on the beach. There are 2 tours available a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, and both take about 3 hours. There's also a 2.5 hour night fishing course from April to September, so you can enjoy fishing in a slightly different atmosphere.
There's also the Cape Manza clownfish snorkeling tour as well as the shellfish gathering tour where you can eat the shellfish you gather on the beach prepared by a chef.

*Photo is for illustration purposes.

3. Onna Seaside Civil Park Nabee Beach

4. Yanbaru Club

Yanbaru Club holds a canoe tour through Okinawa's biggest mangrove forest. Mangroves are a treasure area for rare living things, and they're very popular as a representation of Okinawa's nature. On their fishing menu, they have 3 lure fishing courses including the kayak fishing course that even elementary school-aged children can participate in. While the fishing only takes place in the ocean, they have a fishing course that includes a mangrove tour. In order to preserve the environment, they practice catch and release with all the fish caught. This is a tour that families can enjoy together.

*Photo is for illustration purposes.

5. Fu-Gee Marine Service

This is a snorkeling and marine sports specialty company from Ishigaki Island, but the recommendation is their fishing and night sky fishing course. You leave before sundown, so you head to the fishing spot as the sun sets and the stars begin to come out. Fishing underneath the night sky is a special experience. They also have courses where you can enjoy fishing on the popular Panari Island as well as partake in marine sports.
For people who want to enjoy marine sports, they have a Panari Island and Phantom Island tour. The Phantom Island only appears during low tide. You can also have the view of the Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park all to yourself.

*Photo is for illustration purposes.

Fishing in Okinawa is full of charms that anyone, from beginners to experienced fishermen, can enjoy! These tours cover from Okinawa's main island to the Yaeyama Islands, so there are plenty of changes and beautiful scenic spots. You'll definitely be able to find a new way to enjoy fishing!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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Writer: KOU

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