Nanki Marine Leisure Service

  • On the boat

    On the boat

  • Orientation before trip

    Orientation before trip

  • Cruising with dolphins

    Cruising with dolphins

  • Tour boat

    Tour boat

  • Jumping dolphins

    Jumping dolphins

  • Sunrise


  • Meeting place

    Meeting place

  • Toilets at meeting place

    Toilets at meeting place


Whale Watching in Kumano

Nanki Marine Leisure Service is a small business located in the tiny port of Ugui, between Shingu and Katsuura.  Fishermen in the area wanted to share the excitement of experiencing the beauty and power of the ocean they work on everyday with the local people and visitors alike.  This desire to share and explore led them to create whale watching tours.  The Kuroshio black current runs next to the southern tip of the Kii peninsula attracting a diversity of sea life, including whales and dolphins.  The fishing boats take guests out into this vast seascape in search of encounters with these awe-inspiring mammals.  Nature is impossible to control, but with the network of other fishermen in the area, chances are greatly increased to see dolphins and whales in their natural environment.  Free pick-up is available from accommodation in nearby Katsuura Onsen.

Nanki Marine Leisure Service can only accept reservations 1 month or less in advance.
Thank you for your understanding.

Full Name

Nanki Marine Leisure Service


Central Katsuura


Experience, Ocean

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 Price Plan(s)

Nanki Marine Leisure Service

  • Whale Watching (March to September) Weekdays, 6:30 departure
    6,500 yen~

Nanki Marine Leisure Service

  • Whale Watching (March to September) Weekends & Holidays, 5:30 departure
    6,500 yen~