Kashikojima Espana Cruise

Kashikojima Espana Cruise

Enjoy touring the floating pearl rafts and deep blue waters of the Ago Bay on the boat “Esperanza,” a 50-minute round-trip course. The “Esperanza” recalls the imagery of a Spanish ship during the 15th to 17th centuries. The sight of a ship sailing through the waters of Kashikojima Ago Bay is truly graceful. The name Esperanza means “hope” in Spanish. It was chosen as a tribute to the adventurers who set out to sea with great dreams in their hearts. The ship’s striking dark blue and bright red hull is a spectacle, sailing in the style of the 16th century. The cabins on the upper deck (1st floor) are designed to look like crew quarters, the cabins on the promenade deck (2nd floor) are designed to look like officer quarters, and the special cabins are designed to look like VIP suites. In addition, you can take commemorative photos with the captain's statue overlooking the sea in each cabin.

Esperanza: Gross tonnage/166 tons at max capacity of 250 travelers/Facilities: air conditioning, café, toilets and Wi-Fi



Minimum Number of Passengers
1 participant
Maximum Capacity
200 participants
Participation Restrictions
Not available
Meeting and Exchange Areas
Ticket counter
752-11 Agocho-shinmei, Shima, Mie (Kashikojima)
Open Period
Closed Period
Every January to February, the main ship is replaced by a smaller ship for around two weeks for a regular inspection.
Meeting Times and Business Hours
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tour Schedule Meeting/Gathering: 10 minutes before departure time at the ticket office (1-minute walk) > Pier: Departure time: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Required Time
Around 50 minutes
Provision of Meals
Meals are not provided
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