Otaru Canal Cruise

Rediscover historic Otaru!

Otaru Canal Cruise is the new must do activity for visitors to Otaru! Otaru once prospered as the gateway to Hokkaido and retains a rich history from that time. Our captains will each introduce that history in their own way during a leisurely, 40-minute cruise down the Otaru Canal.

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Today's Timetable (April 12)

Cruise No.DepartureArrival
1Day Cruise11:0011:40
2Day Cruise11:3012:10
3Day Cruise12:0012:40
4Day Cruise12:3013:10
5Day Cruise13:0013:40
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
6Day Cruise13:3014:10
7Day Cruise14:0014:40
8Day Cruise14:3015:10
9Day Cruise15:0015:40
10Day Cruise15:3016:10
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
11Day Cruise16:0016:40
12Day Cruise16:3017:10
13Day Cruise17:0017:40
14Day Cruise17:3018:10
15Day Cruise18:0018:40
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
16Night Cruise18:3019:10
17Night Cruise19:0019:40
18Night Cruise19:3020:10
  • Ticket sales for each cruise close 15 minutes before departure.
  • Cruises may be cancelled because of poor weather conditions.

Bookings, Reception & Boarding

Making a booking
Even if you have not made a booking, you can take our cruises if seats are available. However, to be safe, we recommend booking in advance. Our English and Chinese speaking staff may not be at the ticket center when you call, so please use the contact form when booking. Again, please be aware that it is necessary to book in advance for cruises for large groups and for charters.

Reception & Boarding
Please come to the ticket center at the Chuobashi Bridge at least 15 minutes before departure whether or not you have booked in advance.

0134-31-1733 (Japanese only) Contact Form (English OK)

Prices (tax included)

- Day Cruises
Adults (13+) ¥1,500 Children ¥500
- Night Cruises
Adults (13+) ¥1,800 Children ¥500
  • One infant may ride for free with each paying adult.
  • The times for day cruises and night cruises change in accordance with the time the sun sets.

Access

発券所外観

Our ticket center and dock are located at the Chuobashi Bridge. Please come to the ticket center at least 15 minutes before departure.

  • From JR Otaru Station - 10 min. on foot
  • From the Asakusabashi Bridge - 7 to 8 min. on foot
  • From Märchen Square - 20 to 25 min. on foot

We do not have parking facilities for our passengers at present. We recommend making use of the nearby user-pays parking facilities. The closest is 3 minutes on foot from the ticket center.

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