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“Fun on the Raft” in Naruto

A Day of Fishing, BBQing and Leisure on the Sea while Floating on a Pearl Farming Raft.

Water Leisure

The Uchinoumi seawaters are located in the northeast area of Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture. Hugged between Shimada and Oge Islands, the calm waters were once a popular locale for pearl farmers. Today, these rafting rigs can be used as a special place to enjoy fishing and BBQing above the sea.

This excursion starts by meeting at AoAwo Naruto Resort. You’ll start with an overview of the rig safety points from your instructor before heading there by boat. The hotel offers shuttle service both ways so you can get there and back with as little baggage as possible. Along the way you’ll learn about what you might be able to fish during that season, the tides and more. Feel free to ask any questions at this point!

Once you’ve arrived at your destination it’s time to start fishing. You’ll have access to a “sabiki” bait road, which easy enough for even the most novice of users to set and use. From April on you’ll find black sea bream, snapper and sea bass. From July you can find horse mackerel and Japanese halfbeak, while in September the local yellowtail come into season.

After fishing it’s time to BBQ! All the tools you’ll need to do, as long with meat, veggies, riceballs and other goodies are included in the bbq set. We highly recommend prepping and grilling your fresh-cut fish right there on the rig.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fishing and BBQing on a former pearl farming rig.
  • Transportation between the meeting point at raft are all included.
  • Sabiki rods provided so that even novice users can get set and started easily.
  • BBQ tools, meat, vegetables, rice balls and more included in the BBQ set.

Photos

  • Rafts floating on the calm waters, just waiting for you to come over for a day of fun.

    Rafts floating on the calm waters, just waiting for you to come over for a day of fun.

  • Your meeting location, AoAwo Naruto Resort. You can park in the basement parking if coming by car.

    Your meeting location, AoAwo Naruto Resort. You can park in the basement parking if coming by car.

  • A run through of all rental items. Feel free to bring in more fishing gear, food and drinks.

    A run through of all rental items. Feel free to bring in more fishing gear, food and drinks.

  • Board a boat at the pier. Enjoy a view of the fresh snapper farming grounds and the islands all around before heading to the rig.

    Board a boat at the pier. Enjoy a view of the fresh snapper farming grounds and the islands all around before heading to the rig.

  • Arrive at your raft as it floats on the sea. In the past it was used for pearl farming.

    Arrive at your raft as it floats on the sea. In the past it was used for pearl farming.

  • Comes with a set of ground bait. There are pliers and spare tools available for you.

    Comes with a set of ground bait. There are pliers and spare tools available for you.

  • The raft offers a completely fresh way to tackle fishing, unlike anything you’d experience back on land.

    The raft offers a completely fresh way to tackle fishing, unlike anything you’d experience back on land.

  • Here’s a fresh-caught sardine. It’s small but a more than welcome catch after a long wait.

    Here’s a fresh-caught sardine. It’s small but a more than welcome catch after a long wait.

  • Tables, chairs and a water tank to wash your hands. Sit back and enjoy a cozy BBQ time.

    Tables, chairs and a water tank to wash your hands. Sit back and enjoy a cozy BBQ time.

  • BBQing the sardines we caught on the spot. For a boss-level challenge, you could even use these sardines to fish for a larger fish next!

    BBQing the sardines we caught on the spot. For a boss-level challenge, you could even use these sardines to fish for a larger fish next!

  • Tossing a few sardines to the heron’s who landed on our raft.

    Tossing a few sardines to the heron’s who landed on our raft.

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Details

Tour Name
BBQ and Fishing Raft
Address
Meeting Location: AoAwo Naruto Resort, 16-45 Oge, Narutocho Tosadomariura, Naruto City, Tokushima, 772-0053
Phone Number
088-625-0220 (※) Air Travel Tokushima
※Inquiries: Mon – Fri. 9:30am -5:30pm (English support available at additional fee of 35,500yen). Reservations must be booked at least 7 days prior to tour (not including weekends or holidays)
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Card(Master Card, VISA, US, JCB, NICOS)
※Payment is processed through Air Travel Tokushima.
Tour Availability
April – November: Start between 9:00am – 1:00pm (total time about 4 hours)
Regular Holidays
None during tour season.
Tour Fare
for 2-person tour: 26,000yen
for 3-person tour: 21,000yen
for 4-person tour: 19,000yen
for 5-person tour: 17,600yen
for 6-person tour: 16,600yen
Total Number Available
2-6 people
Available Languages
English (additional fee of 35,500yen required)
Official Site
AoAwo Naruto Resort (Japanese)
Tour Notes
Tour price includes all fishing tools (rod, bait, cooler), BBQ set (chair, grill, plates, chopsticks, etc.), BBQ ingredients (beef, pork, chicken, vegetables, rice balls), Drinks (beer or soft drinks available to select on the day of tour)
Please arrive at the meeting destination by your own means.