Sea Kayaking & Standup Paddleboard

***Shop list below***

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While diving and snorkeling are ways for visitors to have fun in the water, sea kayaking and standup paddleboard (SUP) tours are the perfect means of exploration and adventure on the surface of the water.  Sea kayaking has been a common activity in Zamami for quite a few years now.  Recently, the Hawaiian-born sport of standup paddleboarding has taken off in popularity as well.

Zamami Village is the perfect venue for sea kayaking and SUP for a few reasons.  First, Zamami Village is comprised of over 20 islands that host more hidden beaches than one can count.  The opportunities for exploration are limitless.  Second, the waters surrounding Zamami’s islands are very calm and flat–perfect for paddling sports.  Third, Zamami’s shallow and calm sea is one of the clearest in the world with visibility at over 30 meters (100 feet) during the summer months.  The clear waters allow paddlers to see all kinds of fish and coral right from their kayak or board.  You will feel like you are gliding over turquoise glass.

Both sea kayaking and standup paddleboard tours usually depart from a beach and head to other hidden beaches or uninhabited islands.  From there, participants disembark for snorkeling.  Full day tours often include lunch before heading to another spot for more snorkeling.

In addition to the exploration and snorkeling tours, there are other options from beginner lessons to advanced courses that cut out the snorkeling and focus on as much paddling as possible.

Sea Kayaking and SUP are the perfect Zamami activities for those looking for a chance to take an adventure and explore all that Zamami’s sea has to offer.


 

Japanese-speaking visitors should visit the Zamami Village Website for a comprehensive list of sea kayaking and SUP shops that operate in Japanese.  The following is a list of shops that can provide service in English.  Prices are in yen and subject to change at the discretion of each shop.

Replace the ♪ mark with an @ mark in each email address.  Aka Island shops and SUP shops listed further below.

Zamami Island Sea Kayak Shops:

  1. Kerama Kayak Center
    • (098-896-4677)
    • Full Day Tour: 12,000 (with lunch)
    • Half Day Tour: 7,500
    • Both includes snorkel set, locker, hot shower, and CD with tour photos
    • Wet Suit Rental: 1,000
    • Also offers trimaran kayak sailing, whale watching, etc.
    • <okinawa♪keramakayak.jp>
    • English Website: http://keramakayak.jp/english.html
  2. Nature Land
    • (098-987-2187)
    • Full Day Tour: 12,000 (with lunch)
    • Half Day Tour: 7,000
    • Both include snorkel set, wet suit, locker, shower, and CD with tour photos
    • Also offers additional standup paddleboarding and whale watching
    • <nlkayak♪abeam.ocn.ne.jp>
    • English Website: http://okinawakayak.jp/English/englishtop.html
  3. Drifter
    • (070-5488-4378)
    • Full Day Tour: 12,000 (with lunch)
    • Half Day Tour: 7,000
    • Both include snorkel set, wet suit, locker, shower, and CD with tour photos
    • Also offers standup paddleboarding (below)
    • Also a guest house
    • <info♪drifter.okinawa.jp>
  4. Noah
    • Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour (2.5-3 hrs.): 7,000
    • Sunrise Tour: 5,000 (6:00-8:00)
    • Sunset Tour: 5,000 (2 hrs.)
    • Paddling-Heavy Tour (winter only): 5,000
    • Photos taken by guide during tour provided for free
    • Shower available
    • Wet suit, waterproof bag, drink, snack, and transportation included in tour
    • Participants must bring sunscreen, a towel, and sandals / water shoes
    • Also a sea kayak shop
    • Tel. 090-6859-5544
    • <noah.zamami♪gmail.com>

 

Aka Island Sea Kayak Shops:

  1. Sea Kayak Shop Ryo
    • (098-987-3007)
    • Full Day Tour: 12,000 (with lunch)
    • Half Day Tour: 7,000
    • Both include snorkel set, luggage storage, and shower
    • Wet suit rental: 1,000
    • Also offers uninhabited island camping, boat snorkeling, etc.
    • <yuca@akajimatakesan.com>
  2. Hanamuro Inn
    • (090-6857-5430)
    • Full Day Tour: 7,500 (with lunch)
    • Half Day Tour: 4,800
    • Snorkel Set Rental: 500
    • Wet Suit Rental: 1,000
    • Hot Shower: 300
    • <hanamuroint♪yahoo.co.jp>
    • English Website: http://hanamuroint.wix.com/keramablue

Zamami Island Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Shops:

  1. Drifter
    • (070-5488-4378)
    • Half Day Tour: 7,000
    • Includes snorkel set, wet suit, shower, luggage storage, and a CD with tour pictures
    • Sunset Tour: 5,000
    • Also offers sea kayaking tours (above)
    • Also a guest house
    • <info@drifter.okinawa.jp>
  2. Cats Inn Kerama
    • (098-987-2860)
    • Half Day Tour: 7,000
    • Includes snorkel set and luggage storage
    • Wet Suit Rental: 1,000
    • Hot Shower: 500
    • Beginner Lesson: 3,000
    • Sunset Tour: 5,000
    • Night Tour: 6,000 (LED light boards)
    • Sunrise Tour: 5,000
    • SUP Yoga: inquire for price
    • Also a diving service
    • Also a guest house
    • Also a snorkeling service
    • Also a restaurant (Ton Ton)
    • <okinawa♪catsinnkerama.com>
  3. Noah
    • SUP & Snorkeling Tour (2.5-3 hrs.): 7,000
    • Sunrise Tour: 5,000 (6:00-8:00)
    • Sunset Tour: 5,000 (2 hrs.)
    • Paddling-Heavy Tour (winter only): 5,000
    • Photos taken by guide during tour provided for free
    • Shower available
    • Wet suit, waterproof bag, drink, snack, and transportation included in tour
    • Participants must bring sunscreen, a towel, and sandals / water shoes
    • Also a sea kayak shop
    • Tel. 090-6859-5544
    • <noah.zamami♪gmail.com>
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