An all-weather marine park within a resort area
Busena Marine Park is basically in the center of the main island of Okinawa and is located some 170m offshore from Cape Busena in Nago City. The tip of the cape and its western shore make up Busena Resort and within the facility, there is the high-class resort hotel, The Busena Terrace Hotel. You will want to enjoy the resort mood through the swimming at the beach and the various activities (free for hotel guests) along with the free shuttle bus service and the strolling around the park. At the marine park, if you come on a birthday or a wedding anniversary, you can enter the park for free (proof such as a driver’s license is required).
The underwater observatory with a 360-degree view
At the end of a bridge which extends toward from the cape to the horizon is the underwater observatory. Going down the spiral staircase, you will be able to get a 360-degree view 3-5m underwater through 24 observation windows. The appearance of coral reefs at the bottom of the sea and the colorful subtropical fish swimming about make for a natural aquarium. There is also an observation deck where you can see the extremely clear ocean from above with the feeding of the fish being a popular activity.
An ocean cruise on a whale-shaped boat
The adorable whale-shaped glass-bottomed boat sails daily on a 20-minute cruise. The bottom of the boat is fitted with glass so that you can see the clear sea with subtropical fish swimming about such as the clownfish which starred in the movie “Finding Nemo” and sea anemone. There are guides to introduce the names and characteristics of the fish and to talk about the ecology of the sea, and from the top of the boat, you can even feed the fish.