Swim With Wild Dolphins
Your dream will come true ！
Let's swim with dolphins in Mikurajima
Mikurajima is one of the Izu Islands located 200 km south of Tokyo.
The island is famous for beautiful nature and dolphin swimming.
The trip will be the most unforgettable memories for you !
You can swim with wild dolphins
About 150 wild dolphins inhabit around Mikurajima
and you can swim with them by snorkeling and free diving.
They are very friendly and playful.
Come join us and let's enjoy together !
Shoot underwater movies while swimming
It takes about seven and a half hours from Tokyo Takeshiba Pier by ship.
Leaves Tokyo at 22:30 and arrives in Mikurajima at 6:00 in the morning.（ship stay）
Mikurajima is a small island and the population is about only 300 people.
You'll stay at Hotel Mikurasou.
They will serve excellent cuisine using local ingredients.
There are only a few accommodations in Mikurajima and are usually fully booked.
The reservation of the hotel is a lottery system so we need to apply for that lottery 3months before departure.
Rooms are usually shared with other guests due to the small number of rooms.
Please contact us for more information and availability.
About dolphin swimming
Dolphin swimming season is mid April to October.
The type of dolphins you see around Mikurajima are Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin.
Almost all dolphins are solidly identified by the research team and have names.
The number of dolphins confirmed last year/2019 was about 150.
10-15 babies are born every year.
Basically they are very friendly.
They sometimes come very close to us but sometimes just pass by because they are wild.
A dolphin swimming tour is for two hours.
You can swim with dolphins by snorkeling and free diving. Scuba diving is prohibited in Mikurajima.
The sea is usually rough in Mikurajima, please follow your guide’s instructions.
Participation conditions (Everyone, not only a leader)
・You must be a strong snorkeler or free diver.
・You must be able to speak English or Japanese.
・Over 12 years old
Rules of the dolphin swimming
In Mikurajima, we are working on the protection of dolphins.
We aim to be able to swim with the dolphins in 100 years and forever.
1. Do not touch dolphins
Touching dolphins is prohibited.
2. Do not chase dolphins. Do not go toward dolphins
They will run away as we head for them or chase them.
3. Do not approach baby dolphins
Please keep some distance from babies.
4. Do not use camera flash
Please turn off your camera flash.
5. Selfie sticks and long monopods are prohibited
A long stick might injures dolphins.
6. The alarm tone of the dive computer is prohibited
There is a possibility that the alarm sounds disturb their communication.
Please take off the dive computer when you swim.
7. Do not interrupt other boat's swimmers
When there are other boats nearby, wait until the dolphins leave there.
※ Water temperature changes due to the influence of Kuroshio Current.
※ Arrival possibility
A ship often not arrives at Mikurajima depending on the sea condition.
The sea is often rough around Mikurajima depending on weather.
The schedule might be changed depends on the weather.
Trips might be cancelled if the weather condition is unbearable because the safety of the clients will always come first.
Please confirm us the availability before your departures.
About our trip
We offer package trip only.
Regular schedule is 1night + 2days
Our Package Price
Regular season ¥63,000
July and August ¥68,000
・Accommodation（1 night stay, 1dinner, 1breakfast)
・guide（accompany from Takeshiba Pier）
※ additional stay：¥13,000 (1 night)
※ additional dolphin swimming：¥9,500
Rental equipment (per day)
wet suits ¥2,000／fins：¥500／mask and snorkel：¥1,000／under water camera：¥2,000
How to Book
Please e-mail us your desired date.
We will check the availability of accommodations.
Or you can join our group trip.（You will share a room with other guests.)
Please e-mail us follows.
・Mobile phone number or Facebook messenger,
※If you need rental equipments.
・height, weight（for Wet suits）
・Shoe size (for Fins）