VIDEO: Get away and splash around Okinawa’s Ukabi Island

VIDEO: Get away and splash around Okinawa’s Ukabi Island

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Go on an island adventure to Ukabijima near Okinawa’s Chinen Peninsula.

The uninhabited island is about a 15-minute boat ride away off Nanjo City’s eastern coast. Visitors can enjoy a sandy shore and clear waters ideal for an afternoon of snorkeling.

To get to this beautiful spot, head to the Chinen Marine Leisure Center where you can purchase a ticket for the boat heading to the island.

Chinen Marine Leisure Center
GPS Coordinates: 26.174462, 127.829622
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Apr – Sept); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Oct – Mar)

*A boat ride to Ukabi Island costs 1,400 (approx. $10, adult) and 700 yen (elementary school children) for a round trip. Free for kids younger than elementary school age. The minimum number of passengers to be accepted is two. However, if you go there solo and don’t have any other passengers to get on board together, the boat will still launch on the condition that you pay twice the regular fee. 

*A boat ride to Komaka Island coats 3,000 yen (adult) and 1,500 yen (elementary school children), accordingly.

*Above fees are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please check with the center.


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