SASEBO Naval Port Cruise

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SASEBO Naval Port Cruise


Central SaseboSasebo Port Tawaragaura Peninsula/Kougozaki/Hario Island

A cruise that shows the whole picture of Sasebo Bay as a naval port, a shipyard, and an important sea route for living.

"Harbor Town Sasebo" has Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force, Japan Coast Guard, and the U.S. Navy, conveying the history of "Naval Port". "Sasebo Heavy Industries (a.k.a. SSK)" used to be the naval arsenal. Sasebo Port connects Goto, Saikai, Hirado and other islands. It has various historical stories beginning when it was just a small fishing port. Please enjoy "SASEBO Naval Port Cruise" with announcements by a tour guide.

Time required
Approx. 1 hour
Service only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.※ Out of service during the winter time.
Application deadline
Reservation required in advance.
Meeting time / place
Sasebo Port
※ Tickets are sold only at Sasebo Tourist Information Center (inside JR Sasebo Station). Please purchase the ticket by 11:00 a.m. on the day. We will inform you of boarding pier at the ticket counter.
Dissolution time / place
Sasebo Port
85 people
Adults 2,000 (Junior high school students and above), Children 1,000 (Elementary school students) ※ 1 pre-schooler will be free of charge per 1 adult. The second pre-schooler will be charged as 1 child.
※ Disabled discount available.
※ In case of expected bad weather, the cancellation will be determined by noon the day before. 【Rough estimate of cancellation】Wind speed 10m or more / Wave height 1m or more / Visibility 500m or less.
Application method
Reservation accepted by phone call on the 1st of a month prior to the desired date.
Phone number
Sasebo Tourist Information Center (0956)22-6630 ※For those interested in booking a charter boat, please contact the (Public Interest Incorporated Association) Sasebo Tourism and Convention Association (0956)23-3369
Organizer / Application
Organized by: Sasebo Convention & Visitors Association
Apply to: Sasebo Tourist Information Center
Cancellation charge
Cancellation for any personal reason after purchasing tickets, 100 cancellation fee per ticket will apply.
Tour contents
Sasebo Port→U.S.Naval Vessels→JMSDF Vessels→Sasebo Heavy Industries Dock・Cranes→U.S.Naval Oil Terminal→JMSDF Training Center→JMSDF Ammunition Chamber→JMSDF Kurashima Pier→Japan Coast Guard→Sasebo Port