Wildlife Tours

Sea Kayak & SUP Tours of Kabushima Island

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Paddle around Kabushima Island, the breeding grounds of black-tailed gulls

Each year from March to early August, over 30,000 black-tailed gulls make Kabushima Island in Hachinohe, Aomori, their home. They come to the island to breed and raise their young, and they have been considered a sacred animal by the local population for centuries.

Sea kayaking and paddleboarding around Kabushima allows you to observe these black-tailed gulls without disturbing their habitat. On this tour, professional instructors teach you kayaking and SUP basics before leading you through the calm waters of Kabushima, at the northern end of Sanriku Fukko (reconstruction) National Park. Combine this and other experiences with a walk along the Michinoku Coastal Trail, which runs through the park.

wildlife tour   activity   guided   sea kayaking   sightseeing  
Available Spring (Mar to May), Summer (Jun to Aug)
Duration Half-day course: approx. 150 min
Cost Adults 7,000 yen; Children 3,500 yen
Foreign Languages English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, and Thai (with advance notice)
Note Tour is available for ages 7 and older
Address 75-5 Same, Same, Hachinohe, Aomori
Phone (+81) 0178-20-0234
Email riverruns@ymail.ne.jp
Website http://riverruns.8file.com/ (JP)

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