西表島カヌーツアー・ピナイサーラの滝 西表島カヌーツアー・ピナイサーラの滝(滝つぼ&滝うえ)コース

A tour of wonder!

西表島ピナイサーラの滝

Just imagine it! You will only hear natural sounds. There are no ferries on the river. You can see amazing subtropical trees. When you arrive at the top of the falls, you will want to say “Wonderful!”.  On hot summer days you can swim in the waterfall basin.

Most especially, Pinaisara falls has a lot of attractions. Most Japanese don’t know Pinaisara falls, but if they go there, everyone is really impressed, because it’s not only enjoy kayaking and trekking, but you can also see a superb view and can swim in the waterfall basin during the summer. There isn’t such a nice place in Japan

We think it is important that you can feel relaxed by breathing the clean air, looking at a beautiful stream, and listening to pretty birdsongs, Your tour guide hopes you will feel these things.

 Details of Day trips to Pinaisara Falls

西表島ピナイサーラの滝(滝つぼ&滝うえ)コース詳細

西表島の珍しい動植物

We give you a short demonstration on how to paddle and we trek about 10 minutes to the kayak port .The more you trek in the forest, the more you can feel the mood of adventure.

On the way, you can see various subtropical trees, and unique jumping fish, called mudskippers. Additionally, you can look at mysterious little mud mountains around trees. These are the nests of “Okinawa Anajako” (The Thalassina mud-lobster)

You can have a lot of chances to take photos

西表島でのカヌー体験

We start from midstream in Mare river. We can see many mangrove trees there.

Mare river is very curved, like a mini Amazon. Mare river joins with Hinai river on each downstream.Then we go to the upper stream of Hinai river. We can kayak easily, even if we kayak from downstream to the upper stream, because the stream is very quiet.

There are a lot of windy days on Iriomote Island. Kayaking can be very difficult in strong winds, but this tour is not influenced by wind, because the Mare and Hinai rivers are surrounded by a lot of mangrove trees. Mangrove trees protect our kayaks from the wind, so you can enjoy kayaking even on a windy day.

カヌーから降りて西表の干潟へ上陸

You can see a wide area of tideland from the downstream area of Mare river and Hinai river during low tide.The river become more and more shallow, and you can touch the riverbed. At that time, a ship can’t pass through the river, because the water is too shallow. But it’s not problem for kayaks. Whilst there, we will watch some mudskippers, many kinds of crabs, or to look at the very unique roots of mangrove trees.

On the contrary, at high tide, we can enter the mangrove forest and take a break. You can be relaxed under the shade of the mangrove tree.

カヌーからピナイサーラの滝を望む

We will stop kayaking after fifty minutes. A superb view appears in front of us. When we look at Pinaisara falls there, we will want to take some pictures.。

Especially, the scenery in the morning is better than that of the afternoon, because Pinaisara falls effect the sunshine, so the waterfall looks more beautiful. After the waterfall suddenly comes into view, you will be much more excited about the adventures to come.

After we look at the superb view, we finish kayaking for the time being. But remember that we must kayak back to the start point after the trek

カヌーからピナイサーラの滝を望む

We will trek about 50 minutes to the top of Pinaisara falls.

During the trek, you can see many kinds of subtropical trees. Your guide will introduce plants, animals, culture, history, and our daily life on Iriomote Island. We only have to trek slowly. There is no hurry and if you are tired, you can take a break.

The hot season on Iriomote Island is longer than in other areas, so we must have lots of water and wear appropriate clothes to protect you from heat stroke.
ピナイサーラの滝は絶景です

Your guide will give you important information when we arrive at a top of the falls, so please pay special attention.やっとの思いで到着した滝上ですが、記念写真を撮る前に、まずはガイドから注意事項の説明があります。

The top of Pinaisara falls has some dangerous areas, so your guide will give you very important information. For example, there is no safety fence to protect from falling into the waterfall basin. The rocks along the river are very slippery. Don’t go to the side of the cliff. Pinaisara falls is the highest in Okinawa. The height is about 55m, which can make it extremely dangerous.You can have free time when you clearly understand the risks in this area.

ピナイサーラの滝上から望む西表島の絶景

We can see the wonderful blue sea and blue sky, and further in the distance, Hatoma Island, Baras Island, and Hatopanari Island. We can see the river where we kayak too. The scene is an area of outstanding natural beauty one, not only on Iriomote Island, but also for Japan.

You will be satisfied with the superb view. But your stomach is not satisfied yet. Your guide understands this, so he starts to cook lunch there al fresco. The guide’s baggage includes some food, spices, dishes, a gas stove and enough water. You can eat an Iriomote-style lunch.

ピナイサーラの滝へ向けてトレッキング

After lunch, we restart our trek to the waterfall basin.

We must trek about fifty minutes from the top of the waterfall to the waterfall basin.

We work hard together to waterfall basin.

西表島ピナイサーラの滝つぼ

Before we can see Pinaisara falls, we can hear the relaxing sound. When we arrive at the basin, on hot summer days we can swim there, but we must wear a life vest.

When you are floating in the basin, you look like a “Sea otter” If you can’t swim, it’s not a problem. Sea otters of Iriomote always float thanks to the life vest. You will be fine at Pinaisara falls.

西表島での一日を振り返りながら

After waterfall fun, we will be happy and wild. We return on the same course. Your guide hopes you have many wonderful memories, so if you have some requests, don’t hesitate to ask you guide. You will be satisfied.

Pinaisara falls is a very spiritual place on Iriomote Island. If you visit there, you will like Okinawa more and more. And if you feel charm of Iriomote Island, you will want to recommend it to your friends and family, as many other travelers have….

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