How To Booking

Shiretoko peninsula is very famous as a UNESCO’s Natural World Heritage.

You shouldn’t miss Shiretoko Nature Cruise!

Captain Hasegawa is very familiar with sea life, the fishing industry, and everything about Rausu. He and his crew introduce not only sea life but also the people of Rausu.

Surrounded by sweeping big landscape of Shiretoko Peninsula and Kunashiri Island, Rausu is well-known with its beautiful coastline, which is different from that of Utoro. Surely, you can enjoy your holiday with sea lives in the unique atmosphere here on Nemuro Straits.

25/01/2020 - 15/03/2020 Adult Child
(ages 6-12)
Drift ice & Bird watching A (1h)
Departure time: 1:00 PM
¥4,400 ¥2,200
Drift ice & Bird watching B (2.5h)
Departure time: Sunrise/9:00 AM
with SLR cameras ¥11,000 ¥4,400 
without SLR cameras ¥8,800

*Sunrise cruise : 01/02/2020 - 05/03/2020

Drift ice & Bird watching Cruise (End of Jan – Mid of Mar)

Hundreds of Sea Eagles (Steller’s Sea Eagle and White-tailed Eagle) come to Rausu from the north. Rausu is very famous as the place where people can take pictures of Sea Eagles on the drift ice. If you join the cruise, you will see amazing scenery!!

Whale & Bird watching Cruise (End of Apr – Mid of Oct)

 You will have a chance to see whales and sea birds. Melting drift ice makes Nemuro Straits a very fertile sea. Many animals come to Rausu to look for their food.

<Spring -Apr to Jul->

Killer whales, Minke whales, Dall’s porpoises, Short-tailed shearwaters and so on.

There is no other place in Japan where you can meet more Killer whales than Rausu.

<Summer & Autumn -Aug to Oct->

 Sperm whales, Dall’s porpoises, Baird’s beaked whales, Northern fulmars and so on.

 The Sperm whale is the largest toothed whale, with adult males measuring up to 18 meters long. Rausu is famous as the place where people can see male Sperm whales.


*The animals we watch are wild, therefore we cannot guarantee sighting on 100% of our cruises.

*The departure time and required time of the cruise may vary due to the condition of the sea.

1. Please check the availability

 Available   Less than 5 passengers  × Full or Not available

 *We need at least 5 passengers to sail

29/04/2020 - 15/10/2020 Adult Child (ages 6-12)
Whale & Bird watching (2.5h)
Departure time: 9:00 AM/1:00PM
¥8,800 ¥4,400

*29/04/2020 - 06/05/2020, 01/06/2020 - 31/08/2020
Departure time : 9:00 AM/9:30 AM/1:00PM/1:30PM

   May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep




Sperm Whale



Baird’s beaked Whale

Minke Whale


Dall's Porpoise

Killer Whale


Animal Encounter Rate Calendar Best season Shoulder season  

2. Please fill the below and e-mail us

1. The booking date

2. The cruise type

3. Departure time

4. Your name in full

5. Your address (postal mail address including the country name)

6. Your mobile phone number in full

7. Total number of the passengers in your party (please state how many adults and children are in your party)
8.Please fill the name,phone number and location of your accommodation on pre-booking date in Japan.

We’ll send you the answer or confirmation e-mail.

Please contact us if you do not receive our reply within 3 days.

3. The registration will be held at our office

On your cruise departure day, please come to our office at least 30 minutes before the departure time.

Please see the map to our office.  MAPCODE: 757 353 826

Please pay your cruise fee at the office.

We accept cash, credit cards and PayPay.

4. Please prepare The Registration Form in advance

We ask you to be kindly fill the passenger registration form: Your name in full, your home address and phone number in case of the incident emergency.

Please fill the passenger registration form in advance. This procedure helps you to reduce your time for the registration about a half!

5. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

27-1 Hon-cho Rausu-cho Menashi-gun Hokkaido Japan

TEL +81-153-87-4001 FAX +81-153-87-4002