2017 Whale Watching Season in Full Swing

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The 2017 Whale Watching Season in Zamami Village is fully underway!  There are currently approximately twenty whales in the waters around Zamami Village.  The Zamami Village Whale Watching Association takes participants out to sea around the village to encounter these majestic creatures.  With staff stationed throughout the islands’ observation decks, the Whale Watching Association offers pin-point services that provide for a near 100% chance of encountering a whale as long as waters are calm enough for safe watching.  For the 2017 season, the Whale Watching Association has rolled out a spiffy new website.

In addition to actual whale watching tours, visitors can receive an original illustrated whale-calendar poster for free in the Tourist Information Center in Zamami Port.  Visitors to the village are greeted and bid farewell by the “Flower Whale” in the port.

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Preparing the Flower Whale

The Flower Whale

Completed Flower Whale

2017 Whale Calendar

2017 Whale Calendar

The winter season offers a chance for visitors to comfortably explore the village’s hills, forests, and other land-based beauty.  Various species of sub-tropical birds call the Kerama Islands home, and all kinds of flowers line the islands’ winding roads.  During the winter season, the Zamami Village Tourism Association organizes guided Nordic Walking Tours around the island.  Whale watching and a hike through the woods is a wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life as well as connect with and experience the power and beauty of nature.

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Contact the Zamami Village Whale Watching Association for whale watching reservations:

Contact the Zamami Village Tourism Association to inquire about Nordic walking (replace ♪ mark with @ mark):

  • Tel. 098-987-2277
  • contact_zamami♪vill.zamami.okinawa.jp

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