Get a rare view of the beautiful Seto Inland Sea from a seaplane
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the breathtaking Seto Inland Sea—the beautiful sea between Honshu and Shikoku—dotted with scenic islands, beaches, and coves. Setouchi Seaplanes flies 50-minute sightseeing tours of this picturesque maritime environment using Kodiak 100 pontoon planes, taking off and landing directly from the harbor at Onomichi. The planes feature comfortable leather seats and large windows to take in the views.
Enjoy a glass of champagne pre-departure in the elegant lounge, or for a special party, you can charter an entire flight for your group. The flight path focuses on the Onomichi Channel and the Geiyo Islands, known for their association with Japan's largest band of pirates, the Murakami Suigun, who ruled the seas during the Sengoku period. Setouchi Seaplanes also offers an air shuttle service from Hiroshima airport so you can combine a sightseeing trip with a connecting flight, or connect to an Inland Sea cruise also leaving from Onomichi Floating Port.