Busena Marine Park

Busena Marine Park featuring interior views and marine life
Take a trip to this offshore aquarium and discover the tropical fish, bright coral and azure waters of Okinawa. 

Ride in a glass-bottomed boat to spot colourful clownfish and yellow-brown wrasse at Busena Marine Park, the only underwater observatory on Okinawa.  

Located at the end of a pier 560 feet (170 metres) away from the Busena coastline, this stunning observatory is one of the best places in Okinawa to truly immerse yourself in the island’s fascinating marine life.

While you wait on the pier for departure, purchase fish food from one of the dispensers. Toss it into the water and watch as the surface bubbles with the fish coming to eat. You’ll recognise the boat as it approaches, as it is painted to look like a smiling whale.

Climb aboard for a 20-minute tour of Nago Bay. Look down into the clear water below and see schools of blue damselfish, Moorish idols and angelfish, as well as popular clownfish. Look between the pastel fingers of coral and you might spot lobsters or octopus. The staff onboard are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, though their English is often limited.

The highlight of the marine park is the underwater observatory at the far end of the long pier. This large, cylindrical building goes down to 16 feet (5 metres) below sea level. Gaze out of the 24 round windows to enjoy 360-degree views of the local marine life. Watch as tropical and sub-tropical fish swim right up to the glass in front of your eyes.

Busena Marine Park is located in the middle of Nago Bay. Drive about 20 minutes south of Nago City or about 1.5 hour north of the capital, Naha. There is an admission fee for all ages that includes the cost of the glass-bottomed boat tour and a visit to the observatory.

Top 10 Hotels Near Busena Marine Park

Kanehide Kise Beach Palace
Kanehide Kise Beach Palace
3.5 out of 5
115-2 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken, 905-0026
The price is RM285 per night from 27 Dec to 28 Dec
RM285
per night
27 Dec - 28 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Nago. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Very nice n helpful staff. The view from the room was beautiful n I loved the sound of waves. The room n the bathroom was really nice and clean, but I don’t think it’s necessary to have a glass wall(to see the view) between the room and the bathroom. enjoyed the stay so much. We extended one more ..."

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Kanehide Kise Beach Palace
Halekulani Okinawa
Halekulani Okinawa
5 out of 5
1967-1 Nakama, Onna, Okinawa Prefecture, 904-0401
The price is RM1,620 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
RM1,620
per night
15 Dec - 16 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Onna. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,356 reviews)
"Beautiful property. Rooms are lovely. Full ocean view is definitely worth it. All parts of the resort are nice, but the Sunset Wing and Villas are the best (but most pricey). Breakfasts are nice. But food in the resort is very expensive."

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2022

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The Busena Terrace
The Busena Terrace
4.5 out of 5
1808 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken, 9050026
The price is RM1,229 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
RM1,229
per night
21 Dec - 22 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Nago. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 8 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Hospitality of the staff is amazing !!"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

The Busena Terrace
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Kanehide Kise Beach Palace
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115-2 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken, 905-0026
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5 out of 5
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Okinawa Kariyushi Beach Resort Ocean Spa
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4.5 out of 5
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The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
5 out of 5
1343 - 1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken, 905-0026
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