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.


Today's Timetable (September 23)

Cruise No.DepartureArrival
1Day Cruise09:0009:40
2Day Cruise09:3010:10
3Day Cruise10:0010:40
4Day Cruise10:3011:10
5Day Cruise11:0011:40
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
6Day Cruise11:3012:10
7Day Cruise12:0012:40
8Day Cruise12:3013:10
9Day Cruise13:0013:40
10Day Cruise13:3014:10
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
11Day Cruise14:0014:40
12Day Cruise14:3015:10
13Day Cruise15:0015:40
14Day Cruise15:3016:10
15Day Cruise16:0016:40
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
16Day Cruise16:3017:10
17Day Cruise17:0017:40
18Day Cruise17:3018:10
19Night Cruise18:0018:40
20Night Cruise18:3019:10
Cruise No.DepartureArrival
21Night Cruise19:0019:40
22Night Cruise19:3020:10
23Night Cruise20:0020:40
24Night Cruise20:3021:10
25Night Cruise21:0021:40
  • 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+)¥1,500Children¥500
- Night Cruises
Adults (13+)¥1,800Children¥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.


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.