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No. 642Program currently off season
Drift ice & Birdwatching cruise- 1-hour course
The sea off the coast of Shiretoko is covered with drift ice iduring the winter. When the drift ice comes, various birds and animals gather here from all over the world. You will have a good chance to see white-tailed sea eagles and Steller's sea eagles on the ice. Let's board the "Evergreen" to experience nature offshore! The captain, a former fisherman, will acquaint you with the local people’s life, which includes cod-fishing.
Sea eagles/Steller's sea eagles with 2-meter wide wingspans. You will encounter them about 90% of the time
The drift ice is home to a diverse number of species. You may spot seals, too.
Rausu is the only fishing port that's open during the winter in Shiretoko. You can see actual fishing in addition to drift ice and eagles.
Area
Shiretoko/Rausu
Available time period
1 Feb 2017 – 15 March 2017
Required time
Approx.1 hour (entire tour time)
one tour/day 13:00~14:00

*If you prefer the morning tour,
please join the 2.5 hour course
(#456/Drift Ice & Birdwatching
- Photo Tour 2.5-Hour Course)

*Departure time and duration
may change depending on weather.

Program fee
Adult: 4,000 yen
Child (Ages 3 -12): 2,000 yen
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Fully experience Shiretoko’s nature from the comfort of our tour boat! Relish the beauty of nature along the coastline of Rausu. This is the perfect place to feel the magnificence of nature!

The sea off the coast of Shiretoko is covered with drift ice iduring the winter. When the drift ice comes, various birds and animals gather here from all over the world. You will have a good chance to see white-tailed sea eagles and Steller's sea eagles on the ice.
Let's board the "Evergreen" to experience nature offshore! The captain, a former fisherman, will acquaint you with the local people’s life, which includes cod-fishing.

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Program details
Available time period

2020-02-01 - 2020-03-14

Required time
1 hour 13:00-14:00
*If you prefer the morning tour, please join the 2.5 hour course: http://h-takarajima.com/detail/index/456
*Departure time and duration may change depending on weather.
Program fee
Adult:4,400 yen
Child (6~11years old):2,200 yen
Included in this fee
Boarding fee, insurance
Pick Up Service
No pick up and drop off is available.
Payment method
Cash (yen) only, please pay at the site.
Language
Japanese,English

Requirements for participation
Meeting location
Required Items
Requirements for participation
Anybody can participate
*Single participants are accepted, but a minimum number of 5 participants are required for cruising.
(Please note that we might have to limit the number of passengers due to weather conditions.)
Meeting location
Please check-in at the Shiretoko nature cruise office.
Please show up 30 min before starting time.
Address of meeting location
27-1 Honcho,Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun, Hokkaido

By car:
Approx. 1 hr 30 min from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
Approx. 3 hrs from Memambetsu Airport
Approx. 3 hrs 30 min drive from Kushiro Airport

*Please note that Route 334 (between Rausu and Shari) is closed during the wintertime.


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Things to bring / required items
Be prepared for well-below-freezing temperatures on the deck
(the cabin is heated)
Attention:
- The cruiser may be affected by the waves. Be careful when walking around the ship.

- Customers sassume full responsibility for damage to their cameras and other personal equipment. This can occur due to water splashing or other reasons.

- The course may be changed or cancelled due to weather conditions.

- Departure time and duration may also be changed due to sea conditions.

-Please note that you might board our affiliated company’s boat. (The contents of the tour and the fees are the same)
Operator Information
Operator Information
Captain
HASEGAWA, Masato

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We provide “hands-on visitor experiences” introducing local fishing and local daily life in our tours. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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You can relish the beauty of Shiretoko’s nature by cruising a short distance from the port of Rausu. Please feel free to join our tours!

Company information

Company:Shiretoko Nature Cruise
Address:27-1 Hon-choRausu-cho, Menashi-gun Hokkaido

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