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It is a 3 hours ocean cruise to fully enjoy the beautiful views along the Sheritoko peninsula. The only drawback is that Japanese is the only language used during the tour. Thus, if you don't understand Japanese and did not do your homework prior to...More
We took the four hour cruise around Shiretoko peninsula. You can even see Russian territory from the most northern tip, where the boat turns around. We saw a sea lion up close, sitting on a rock, but unfortunately no other wildlife. It's a nice large...More
But the trip I went on was a wee bit slow and short and over priced for what it was. I will stop moaning as on a clear warm October day it was a welcome rest after a lot of driving. The commentary in Japanese...More
We were lucky with sunny weather and a calm sea. It's a beautiful boottrip but nothing spectacular as we didn't see any wildlife (june 2016).
We took the 4 hour trip for 6500 yen, but the smaller trip of 1.30h 3100 yen would have suited...More
Cruising is definitely a good way to see the beauty of the Shiretoko Peninsula ranges, but personally, the boat is too big for our liking. We saw smaller boats that are able to go nearer to the rocks and cliffs for a better view of...More
The Aurora boat cruise is the one you see leaflets about, but we went with the alternative company, Fox. We bought our tickets one day in advance from the Utoro Nature Centre. The lady in the centre recommended the 2pm trip, rather than 9.20am, as...More
Shiretoko is a pretty place in this world and there's no better way than to see and experience it than from the sea.
We choose Aurora instead of the other boat operators as this one had a much bigger boat. The key advantage is that...More