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Santa Maria, a sightseeing sailing boat of the Osaka Port

Cruising in the Port of Osaka on a sightseeing cruise boat with the motif of the ship used by Columbus when he discovered the New Continent.

Cruising

The "Santa Maria," which was used by Columbus when he discovered the American continent, was built on about twice the scale. The ship departs from Kaiyukan West Wharf in Tempozan Harbor Village, which houses Kaiyukan, one of the world's largest aquariums, a Ferris wheel, and Tempozan Marketplace, a large-scale commercial facility, and cruises leisurely around the Osaka Bay area for about 45 minutes.

The four-story ship has cabins, food counters, and a first class (fee-charging, currently suspended as of July 2021), allowing passengers to spend their time in any way they like.

There are also benches on the open 4th floor observation deck. You can enjoy cruising while feeling the sea breeze. Enjoy the seaside scenery of Sakishima with its skyscrapers, container wharf, and the Minato Ohashi Bridge with its distinctive vermilion color.

The first-floor stateroom, "Sala de Colon," displays materials related to the Age of Discovery and ships, and the second-floor stateroom, "Sala de Patio," has a food counter selling drinks and snacks, so you can enjoy more than just the scenery. A twilight cruise is also recommended to enjoy the dynamic evening scenery.

※The twilight cruise service is suspended in 2021.

Highlights

  • The ship that Columbus boarded when he discovered the New Continent was built to about twice the size.
  • You can see the tourist attractions of the Osaka Bay Area from the sea.
  • There are rooms, open decks, and food counters offering a variety of ways to spend your time.
  • Exhibits materials related to the Age of Discovery and ships.

Photos

  • Sightseeing sailing boat "Santa Maria"

    Sightseeing sailing boat "Santa Maria"

  • Observation deck with a sense of openness

    Observation deck with a sense of openness

  • First floor guest room "Sala de Colon" (Columbus Room)

    First floor guest room "Sala de Colon" (Columbus Room)

  • Light meals can be enjoyed in the "Sala de Patio," a guest room on the second floor.

    Light meals can be enjoyed in the "Sala de Patio," a guest room on the second floor.

  • The view through the bridges including Minato Ohashi Bridge gives full impact.

    The view through the bridges including Minato Ohashi Bridge gives full impact.

  • The view on the Twilight Cruise
* The twilight cruise service is suspended in 2021.

    The view on the Twilight Cruise * The twilight cruise service is suspended in 2021.

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Details

Name in Japanese
大阪港帆船型観光船サンタマリア
Postal Code
552-0022
Address
Kaiyu-kan Nishi Hatoba, 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
0570-035-551
Closed
Please check the official website.
Operating Hours
Day cruises depart every hour on the hour between 12 pm and 4 pm.
Twilight Cruise start from 7 pm (only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from the end of April to October)
Fare
Day Cruise : Adults 1,600yen, Elementary school students 800yen
Twilight Cruise: Adults 2,100yen, Elementary school students 1,050yen
* Up to one infant per adult is free on both cruises.
Access
10-minute walk from Osakako Station on the Osaka Metro Chuo Line.
Credit Cards
Accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)