Because Kochi faces the Pacific Ocean, there are many points where people can watch legions of whales or dolphins, including both parents and their children together, swimming at a short distance. You can get on a fishing boat capable of turning in small circles so that you may swiftly cruise to points where whales or dolphins can be seen. Dolphins leap up from the water, swimming in parallel with the boat. You can see whales spout water and even their caudal fins from up close. The fascination of watching them is endless, no matter how often you see them.
*Whale Watching in Usa
Business hours:8: 00, 9:00, 12:30 (Closed during October) Irregular Address:Usa Shiokaze Park, Usa-cho, Tosa-shi Access: ●About 20 minutes by car from Tosa Exit on Kochi Expressway. ●About 60 minutes on the Tosaden Kotsu Bus from JR Kochi Station going to Usa. Get off at Hashida bus stop and walk for 2 minutes.
*Ogata Whale Watching
Business hours:8:00, 10:00, 12:00 Address:227-Ro Irino, Kuroshio-cho Access: ●About 60 minutes by car from Shimantocho-Chuo Exit on Kochi Expressway. ●Take a train from JR Kochi Station on the JR Dosan Line and get off at Tosa Irino Station. About 20 minutes walk from Tosa-irino Station.
*Kubotsu Fishermen’s Cooperative Association
Business hours:8: 00, 13:00 Address:482-2 Kubotsu, Tosashimizu-shi Access: ●120 minutes by car from Shimanto-cho Chuo Exit on Kochi Expressway