Marine experience

About Seaside Shimoda
The sea near Shimoda is decorated with the beautiful contrast of white sandy beaches, blue ocean waves, and green lush mountains. It is the nearest tropical resort to Tokyo.
The coastline of Shimoda has nine beaches with transparent water, tide pools, ports and harbors. These are popular sites for a variety of marine sports and activities

Fun morning fishing or evening fishing, 3 hours’ course (Minobumaru)

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Minobumaru Fishing Boat
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  6,000 yen~
Even beginners can enjoy fishing. There are 2 courses, morning or evening fishing.
It's Shimoda port or Suzaki Koshirahama port, where you get on board the ship.

静かな入り江でイルカたちと散歩「ドルフィンウォッチングボート」(下田海中水族館)

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Name of office
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 group  1,200 yen~

Dynamic! Marlin fishing experience (The sixth Jintokumaru Fishing Boat)

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The sixth Jintokumau Fishing Boat
Period
Throughout a year
July - September (details to be asked)
Fee
1 group  80,000 yen~
Departure from Suzaki Port : 7:00am - Return : 3:00pm(changeable) Beginners are welcome. 2 staffs assist you.

Sea Kayak Experience tour – with outdoor lunch ♪ (SURFACE)

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SURFACE
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  12,000 yen~
We will go on a tour by sea kayak, just as riding bicycle on the ocean. You can enjoy the scenery from sea level which is quite different from that from land. The coastline provides us different views, such as coves and caves, etc. You can enjoy snorkeling from July to September, in an ordinary tour.

Let’s enjoy fishing! six hours off Izu Peninsular (Wakamiyamaru Fishing Boat)

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Wakamiyamaru Fishing Boat
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  13,500 yen~
Standard fishing course(6-7hours) : 13,500yen/person,
Departure time 5:00 - 6:00am for Madai,Isaki,Medai, etc.
Bait, scattering bait & ice included. ※ tax excluded

Standard fishing course(6-7hours) : 11,000yen/person,
Departure time 5:00 - 6:00am for Kasago, Kawahagi, etc.
Bait, scattering bait & ice included. ※ tax excluded

Off Toshima for medsai(big butterfish) with Kyusumaru Fishing Boat

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Kyusumaru Fishing Boat
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  14,000 yen~
Mainly medai around Toshima and isaki (grunt), warasa (yellow tail), kawahagi (filefish), kasago (rock fish), around Mikomoto. Varies for seasons.

Big fishes around rocky shores and small islands – Fishing experience by ferry (Ferry Kiichimaru)

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Ferry Kiichimaru
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  5,000 yen~
Toji was said to be a secret place long ago. There are plenty of spots where big fishes such as Mejia, Isaki hide.
People leave Toji port for small islands surrounded by cliffs and they fish there all day long.
(Early morning to 3:00pm)

須崎発 本格遊漁船釣り体験(第五たなか丸)

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Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  14,000 yen~

Sport kayaking experience (ACA · American Canoe Association official recognition) KAI ‘TO Sea kayak school

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KAI'TO Sea Kayak School
Period
Throughout a year
March - Jun & October - November
Fee
1 people  7,500 yen~
Sport kayaking ! from Australia, for March - Jun & October - November.
It means sport, racing, aerobics and surfing, while kayaking.
It expends average 600K calories an hour.
Inhale healthy oxygen air, lookning over the extention of the sea.
(Quite comfortable with wet suit on.)

The migrating anticyclone brings northeast wind in this sport kayaking season.
Time for tough kayaking, physically and mentaliy. Exert all the muscles to
get the full fitness effect.

Comfortable fun fishing from off Shirahama to Mikomoto Island (Hoeimaru)

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Hoeimaru
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 group  14,000 yen~
Boat fishing experience : 14,000yen/person (tax included)  
Fishing for 6 hours(net) off Shirahama and around Mikomotojima.  
Large-size high-speed ship that emphasizes safety and comfort.  I promise you fun fishing without fatigue. 
For those accustomed to fishing, expedition fishing to Zenis etc. are recommend.

I will catch madai with Dad ! Off Shirahama ・ Irozaki (Hyosukemaru)

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Name of office
Hyosukemaru Fishing Boat
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  14,300 yen~
Off the coast fishing experience (Shirahama / Irozaki) 5:00am - 2:00pm.  
Fee : 14,300yen (tax included) / 1 rod. 
Fourth generation from the great grandfather in Kakisaki.  The captain is a cheerful seaman who is stuck to madai(red sea bream).
If you use 1 fishing rod, you are charged for this single rod, and number of persons does not matter, whether you are a couple or a family. 
Even you are an absolute beginner, we will help you kindly. 
Children below elementary school will get discounts on fishing+boarding or accommodation. (please contact us)  
In addition to madai, we also target isaki (grunt), moroko (grouper), warasa (yellow tail), etc., according to the season, etc.  

Fishing inn Hyosukeya is in front of our floating bridge. Make reservation early, as we have only 4 rooms.  Overnight stay without meals : 3,240yen(tax included)  Parking lot is free.

Surfing Experience in the beautiful Irita Beach

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Name of office
Pink Mafia
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  9.000 yen~
The water at Irita Beach has been verified as AA. Waves are great and you, from beginner to advanced surfer, can enjoy surfing. Professional surfer Hiraku Ogawa teaches you one-on-one. (up to 2people)
9,000yen-/person(tax, insurance and surf board rental included ) If you bring your surf board please make us know.
Wetsuit rental : 2,000yen-(tax included)
Also, SUP(Stand Up Paddle) lesson is available. 8,000yen/person, 2 hours,
exclusively for you.(1 person) (tax included)

The Surfing lesson for beginners (RINE SURF)

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RINE SURF
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  8000 yen~
Most popular and recommended course for beginners. 'Beginner's course' applies to people who have never experienced surfing or who can only move in lateral direction. I can adjust the teaching way to individual levels. Basically, the manners, rules, how to enter the sea, take off, turn and so on.
If you don't have a surfboard or hesitate to buy until you get used to surfing, a bit more, you can rent a surfboard.

Sparkling reef in the Kuroshio current … Dive around Suzaki peninsula ! (Suzaki Diving Center)

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Name of office
Suzaki Diving Center
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  11,000 yen~
Suzaki Peninsula diving lesson (Fun diving : 2.5 hours~)
Kujupama Beach is a treasure of sea creatures. Showing the remnant of the submarine volcano of old days. White sand spreads on the sea floor, like carpet. Beautiful cobalt sea from above is made of ultra pure water and the whiteness of the sand floor. Dangouo, seahorse and etc. may welcome you.
※ Only fun diving available for guests who do not understand Japanese.
※ If healthy, anyone can join this course from 10 years old and up, even if you can not swim.
※ Wearing dry suit in winter, you can stroll comfortably in the sea with higher transparency.


'Snorkeling Experience’(about 2 hours) is also available. Please feel free to contact us.
We will take you to the famous snorkeling point, Ebisujima, only 5 min. walk from Suzaki Diving Center.

“Boat fishing, equipment free” Beginner fishing course with fishing rod, rig, bait, etc. ready (Izu Shimoda Marine Center)

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Name of office
Izu Shimoda Marine Center
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  6,600 yen~
Let's go fishing, equipment free ! Fishing on the boat for beginners.
We provide you fishing rod, rig, bait and everything.
Our boat staff will put a bait and remove fish from hook !
Please come, join us and have fun.

Seasonal programs,
Noctiluca watching night cruise (30 min.)… July - August
Seaweed cropping boat (90 min.)… February - March

Cross over to Mikomotojima for big Mejina fishing (Mikomotomaru Ferry)

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Mikomotomaru(Izu Shimoda fishing)
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  8,500 yen~
Get on board Mikomotomaru ferry to Mikomotojima (11 km off Shimoda). Mejina, Takabe, Ishidai, Moroko etc. are popular.  Mejina fishing is particularly well known. Some of the guests come from as far as Okinawa or Aomori.  Hammerhead and super-large S class Sazae(turbo) inhabit the region.  Famous diving point even world wide.

Ji-kinme and tai fishing around Niijima, etc. (The 18th Tenkomaru)

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Name of office
The 18th Tenkomaru (fishing boat)
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  14,000 yen~
Ji-kinme(local alfonsino) fishing around Niijima.  The required time varies with the season.  Closed on Saturday due to the local regulations.  We also go fishing for tai (red sea bream) and Isaki (grunt), etc. We will respond to your request such as time, etc.

Challenge huge fishes in an expedition fishing boat (Ryushomaru)

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Ryushomaru (fishing boat)
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  13,000 yen~
We want you to enjoy fishing on board Ryushomaru, at Zenisu, a famous treasury of fish. From gomoku(various fishes) fishing to super-big fish beyond 100 kg.  We guide you to Izu Islands or further areas for opportunities to enjoy real pleasure of fishing. The large expedition ship of 22 m in length(19 t) is equipped with bed, air conditioning,  so that you can stay comfortably.

Dawn of Modern Age, Exploring Shimoda Harbor by Susquehanna (Izu Cruise)

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Izu Cruise
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  1,250 yen~
The cruise takes you around Shimoda harbor for 20 minutes. The scent of history still drifts. Perry's fleet stayed here for more than a month to conclude the Shimoda Treaty. A patriot Shoin Yoshida approached the Black Ship, by a small boat, to negotiate with Commodore about taking him to the US, but refused, only to be taken captive by Japanese magistrate. While he was out on bail, he opened a private school in his hometown Hagi and educated disciples who conducted turbulent Japan. Please visit the Gukisho of Shoin Yoshida in the mountain side of Rendaiji, where he hid himself before his attempt to go out of Japan. (10 minutes' drive / Wednesday holiday)

気のあった仲間と気ままなクルーズに !~下田港モーターボートレンタル~(下田ボートサービス)

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Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  8,000 yen~

Let’s fish Kinme off the coast of Niijima and Toshima! (Banjo the 8th Takamiyamaru)

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Name of office
Banjo the 8th Takamiyamaru
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  18,000 yen~
Banjo Takamiyamaru sticks to Kinme fishing. The main fishing area is off Niijima. There is so called "Himodori Kinme" that is a delicious fat Kinme, far superior to others.
Departure, 4:30am - Returning to port, 1:00pm (depending on the season)

Aloha! Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling Eexperience (ACA · American Canoe Association official recognition) KAI ‘TO Sea kayak school

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Name of office
KAI'TO Sea Kayak School
Period
Throughout a year
March - Jun & October - November
Fee
1 people  7,500 yen~
Our clubhouse is at Sotoura beach. You follow the guide rowing kayak to one of the best points for snorkeling.  We proceed toward the Pacific Ocean and kayak around small islands. Enjoy snorkeling together with colorful fish, when you arrive shallow water behind the island. After playing under the water, get on the kayak and return to Sotoura Coast. Our kayak is high quality SOTK type for 2 passengers (3, if a primary school student is in the middle) with high stability and safety. Even beginners can be satisfied and enjoy it.  The course is designed for beginners, but such that you can savor the real pleasure of being at sea.

In spring and Autumn, We recommend you, 'Sports Kayaking' to go across rough water or ride the wave.

Photo shooting of surf-riding (Feel’s Visual Works)

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Name of office
Feel's Visual Works (Tomomi Mizuguchi)
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  10,000 yen~
Surfing photos by a well known surfing photographer should be your life time memory.
If you have not got used to surfing, I will help you choose a surfing course by a surf shop in Shimoda.
We can collaborate to get good shots for you.
While you enjoy surfing, I take pictures from various angles.
It's my role to choose a beach depending on the weather and wave.
I will give you photos by data.
Requests such as action shots of competitors or fun surf experience, are acceptable.

Experience Diving · Experience Snorkeling (Dragon Lady)

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Dragon Lady
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  5,500 yen~
I'll show you attractive underwater in Shimoda. Those who are not good at getting into the water, may enjoy snorkeling with life jacket, from the surface of the water. You might be astonished to meet colorful fishes gazing at you.
Snorkeling 1 - 2 hours & Diving 3 - 4 hours.

Surfing School in the AA quality Tatado Beach

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Baguse Surf Shop
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  5,500 yen~
90 minuets surfing lesson.
For beginners, we will let you experience the fun of taking off and riding waves.
Intermediate persons should aim at higher level.
Wouldn't you like to surf in AA quality clean water sea? We'll help you make the first step
in the sea. Please apply to the lesson, with family, friends, etc. !

Guide to Shimoda

We can answer your inquiries and provide extra information.

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Mr. Tanaka
大谷
Mr. Otani

Contact

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The information on this website is subject to change. Please contact individual offices, stores, or the Seamon Shimoda Guide office (TEL: 0558-22-5255) for more detail.