Busena Marine Park
You can take a walk under the sea with your clothes on!
Watch the transparent sea from a pleasure boat and an observatory
Cape Busena is proud of a high degree of transparency in the west coast of the main island of Okinawa. Busena Marine Park is a marine park located at Cape Busena where you can see appearance under the sea from a pleasure board and an observatory.
"Glass-bottom boat" starts out from the west coast of Cape Busena and makes a round tour. The boat is spacious and for up to 36 passengers. Its floor is glassed in, and you can closely observe beautiful coral reef in Okinawa and jewel-toned fish living there.
At an underwater observatory that is located on the sea 170 m away from Cape Busena, you can not only see a beautiful emerald green field of sea but also enjoy 360-degree underwater panorama from an observatory floor that extends up to 5m under water. It is appealing that people can see the tropical sea even on the days with bad weather as the observatory accommodates all weather conditions.
In addition to clownfish which has become famous owing to a film entitled "Finding Nemo," colorful subtropical and tropical fish, such as blue dameselfish, yellow-brown wrasse, and Moorish idol, live in groups in this area. Many scarce corals also inhabit in the area. There is scenery worth seeing at least once at present when nature is still left.
Address: 1744-1 Kise, Nago-shi, Okinawa
Hours open to visitors: (Underwater observatory) From April to October: 9:00-18:00 (last admission: 17:30); From November to March: 9:00-17:30 (last admission: 17:00)
Admission Fee: (Underwater observatory) 1000 yen (adults); 800 yen (high school/university students); 500 yen (children) *Package tickets including a ticket for the glass-bottom boat are available.
Directions: Take a bus at Naha Airport, ride for 1 hour and 40 minutes, and get off at Busena Resort Mae
(Car) 5 minutes from Kyoda Interchange on the Okinawa Expressway (parking available)