Snorkeling tour in Ishigaki island

Ishigaki, Japan

Experience hosted by Andy

4 hours, Hosted in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Andy's rated 5 stars by 97% of guests.

What you'll do

Because of my long experience of guiding snorkelers and strong passion for the sea, you will definitely have an exciting underwater experience and a comfortable and safe feeling at the same time!

Before going in the water I will explain about snorkeling, like mask clear method, snorkel clear and all other necessary things.

Since I'm also a freediver, I discovered lots of beautiful hidden spots in Ishigaki, and that's exactly where I take you. I show you colorful fish, coral, often turtles, sometimes rays, small creatures like nudy brunch and more!

During snorkeling I can take photos of you in crystal clear blue water and will send them to you afterwards.

After the snorkeling you can enjoy Ishigaki's seasonal fruit, like island banana or pineapple or maybe even mango. (We always take local fruits what is on the market on that day, so the type of the fruit changes depends on the season when you come.)

On the way back (if you like and if we have time) we can visit a natural waterfall or drink 100% sugarcane juice or just stop by at places where you are interested in! My tours are personalized and flexible all the time!
Other things to note
Please note, I am not in Okinawa main island. I am in Ishigaki island.
Ishigaki island is one hour flight away from Naha Okinawa.
Because of my long experience of guiding snorkelers and strong passion for the sea, you will definitely have an exciting underwater experience and a comfortable and safe feeling at the same time!

Before going in the water I will explain about snorkeling, like mask clear method, snorkel clear and all other necessary things.

Since I'm also a freediver, I discovered lots of beautiful hidden spots in Ishigaki, and that's exact…

What's included

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  • Food
    Island fruit
  • Drinks
    water
  • Transportation
    by van
  • Equipment
    wet suit, mask, snorkel, fins, medical first aid kit.

Meet your Host, Andy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 190 Reviews
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I'm a snorkeling and freediving instructor since 15 years, showing the beauty of the sea at many places in the world. I fell in love with Ishigaki island when I arrived here with my japanese wife for the very first time. Since then I'm discovering beautiful reefs and love to introduce them to others.
I am also the manager of the snorkeling and freediving company "Blue Space Ishigaki", offering a wide range of underwater activities.
Snorkeling tour, Blue Cave tour, Snorkel & Island tour and Freedivig courses in Ishigaki.
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Where you'll be

I pick you up from your Hotel and drive to the snorkeling point. All my tours are done by van, as this is the most comfortable way to reach the best spot. I will choose the spot depending on the weather(wind and wave) condition on that tour day for the safety reason.

Enjoying snorkeling about 1-2 hr, of course if you want to stay longer and if the time allows us we definitely stay longer!

After the tour I bring you back to your Hotel.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 190 reviews.

Connie
September 2021
We had a great experience! Andy took us to the blue cave and we got to see a lot of different things (sea turtles, squid, jelly fish, shark, and a lot of different types of fish). He gave us an option to start around 6am or 8am which we truly appreciated. We opted for 6am and it was perfect! We were the only ones in the water and the conditions were perfect! More people came to snorkel by the time we finished. We brought our own water and snacks. Andy provide us with fresh papaya afterwards. As described in this airbnb ad— we requested to be brought to a waterfall after snorkeling and he did! It was a quick easy access waterfall stop and the water was refreshing! I recommend!
Rae
August 2021
Andy is an awesome host! We enjoyed our snorkel trip with him very much! He took us to the blue cave and led us a fun snorkeling activity with sea turtles. He was also very accommodating to our requests and was prepared with all the equipment needed. ☺️
Mathieu
August 2021
A very good personalized experience. Andy knows perfectly the interesting places for snorkeling, he organized a tour very rich in marine species. We saw tropical fish, turtles, sea snakes and even a squid. Pictures were also taken during the activity. We came out very satisfied, amazed by the expertise but also the sympathy of our guide.
Hari
August 2021
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and experienced person. Andy was gently attentive which was very reassuring to nervous amateurs and was highly attentive and intuitive to what we wanted to see and experience. We were very impressed and lucky to have him.
Hiromi
August 2021
時間通りに宿泊所までピックアップに来ていただき、シュノーケリングのベストポイントまでスピーディーに連れて行ってくださいました。主に英語でのやり取りですが、日本語も理解してもらえるので安心して参加できます。ツアーの最初から最後まで常に気を配っていただいて本当に頼れる方でした。舟に乗らずにポイントまで行くので、船酔いしやすい私でも気楽に参加できました。石垣島の事も色々教えていただき、道中も楽しかったです。
Brennan
August 2021
Andy’s tour of some of the best snorkeling spots on the island was well worth the trip. He was a fun and experienced guide.

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, Oct 26
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Thu, Oct 28
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Sun, Oct 31
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Mon, Nov 1
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Tue, Nov 2
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person
  • Wed, Nov 3
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $60 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 3 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.

What to bring

towel, swimming wear, sunscreen, sun protection

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.