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Unique Aspects of the Glass-bottom boat

The Busena marine park is located in Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park. which is home to tropical fish of many different colors. Ride this glass-bottom, whale-shaped boat to take an underwater cruise in the offing.

We feel certain that you will find the view of the Okinawa sea particularly beautiful from this glass-bottom boat! The ride is sure to create lasting memories of your vacation, so please try it!

Don’t miss thecrystal blue sea that spreads out as far as the eye can see from the glass-bottom boat!

When you look into the boat, you see that the entire bottom is glass, making it possible for you to come into contact with the beautiful fish so close that you could actually touch them. . . The underwater sea cruise takes about 20 minutes, during which time you can enjoy feeling the sea breeze and the view of the okinawan sea.

Unique Aspects of the Glass-bottom boat

The sea of Busena nurtures numerous living creatures, thanks to its rich natural environment. When you peer into that sea through the glass bottom of the boat. . .

You come into such close contact with brilliantly colored shoals of fish swimming about at their leisure that you feel that you could reach out and touch them.

The scenery of Okinawa seen from the glass-bottom boat

The outside whale shape of the boat is also very popular with children! How about coming as a tourist to cruise here in the sea with a high clarity that is found only in Okinawa? Both the fish and the guides are waiting full of energy and eager for your arrival. (The guides are not very skilled in foreign languages. . . Sorry!)

These are some of the fish that you can see from the glass  bottom boat!!

  • Clownfish(Amphiprion ocellais)

    The Clownfish gained great instantaneous popularity as an animated film character! The male is fond of taking care of others, and he always cleans his partner’s eggs and their nest.

  • Zebra Angelfish(Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

    Sometimes human parents and children resemble each other like two peas in a pod, but angelfish look nothing at all like each other. When they reach adulthood, their body patterns change dramatically.

  • Abudefduf(Abudefduf vaigiensis)

    This fish is often mistaken for the “Six-stripe Sparrow Sea Bream” (Rokusen Suzume-Dai), causing fish watchers some confusion. Remember it by the pattern on its back!

  • Blue Duskytail
Damselfish(Chrysiptera cyanea)

    The one with the transparent tailfin is the female and the one with the lapis lazuli-colored tailfin is the male--these are their unique features.

  • Hawaiian Ornate
Butterfly Fish(Chelmon rostratus)

    This fish feeds on the soft parts of coral, so it can only live in parts of the sea where there are coral reefs.

  • Moorish Idol(Zanclus comutus)

    This fish uses its pointed mouth to suck prey to eat out of the crevises between coral reefs and boulders.

  • Red Goatfish(Mulloidichthysflavolineatus)

    This is a fish that adapts well to its environment, even changing colors to fit its surroundings.

  • Yellow-brown Wrasse(Thaiassoma lutescens)

    This is a brightly colored fish that looks good in a coral sea. It is a very lively fish that has an intense curiosity and a big appetite.

The islands of Okinawa are located in the tropical and subtropical climate zones. One of the unique features of the tropical and subtropical sea areas is the high level clarity of the water, and this is also where coral reefs proliferate, along with numerous other living organisms. The fish who live there have adapted themselves in various ways to be able to live in this environment. They are typified by slender bodies that allow them to slip easily through the narrow crevasses between the coral reefs, and many of them are also very colorful.

TourSchedule

DEPARTURE :

Every 20minutes from 9:10am

■APR - OCT
・FIRST BOAT : 9:10
・LAST BOAT : 17:30
・NO Boat at 12:30
■NOV - MAR
・FISRT BOAT : 9:10
・LAST BOAT : 17:00
・No boat at 12:30 and 16:50

Admission

■Glass-bottom boat
ADULT1540 JPY
STUDENT
・High school & university
・Show your school ID
1230 JPY
CHILDREN
・4yrs old to junior high school
770 JPY
Group admission: A 10% discount is available for groups of 10 and more.
■Combination ticket

(Glass bottom boat & underwater observatory)

ADULT2060 JPY
STUDENT
・High school & university
・Show your school ID
1650 JPY
CHILDREN
・4yrs old to junior high school
1030 JPY
Group admission: A 10% discount is available for groups of 10 and more.

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