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Nice relaxing way to see Shiretoko

We took the four hour cruise around Shiretoko peninsula. You can even see Russian territory from... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
via mobile
Fantastic on a sunny day

But the trip I went on was a wee bit slow and short and over priced for what it was. I will stop... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 Utorohigashi, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4355, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank L123V
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

1  Thank Heidbummer
Reviewed 20 June 2016

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

Thank jimvdberg
Reviewed 15 June 2016

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

Thank G_Cliffy
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

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

4  Thank HappyFamily0f3
Reviewed 9 July 2014

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

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