Ducky Tours

Ducky tours niseko

To experience the most exhilarating waters the Shiribetsu can offer, consider navigating the river in a ducky (a 2-person inflatable kayak). In a ducky you can feel the full power of the river, and learn a new appreciation for white water under the careful supervision of your guide. Try a tour in the summer or autumn for some more low-key fun (the river is at its highest in the spring)!

Dates of Operation: 5th June - October 31st, 2021

Ducky Tour Pricing

Guest Price
Adult ¥5,900
Child (10 - 12 yo) ¥3,900
Please note children must ride tandem with a parent/guardian aged 18 years and over.

Ducky FAQs

What to Expect

AM START PM START
Please check in at the main activities desk at HANAZONO Activity Center before 8:50am
Tour start time is 9am and the tour will go for ~3 hours
Please check in at the main activities desk at HANAZONO Activity Center before 1:20pm
Tour start time is 1:30pm and the tour will go for ~3 hours

What to Wear

You may be wondering what to bring on your HANAZONO ducky adventure, and for good reason. You will be fitted out with a dry or wet suit, but as ducky tours run rain or shine, you are likely to get wet so it’s a good idea to be prepared no matter what kind of river tour you have planned. 
It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothes, avoid skirts, jeans and any material that does not stretch. Please also keep in mind the river water can remain cold throughout the year so please ensure you bring an extra layer of clothing.

  • Clothing - We recommend a short sleeved shirt and shorts in Mid Summer (mid July – late August) and a long sleeved shirt and long pants in Spring and Autumn.
  • Glasses - If you wear glasses, we can provide you with a string so you don’t lose them on the river.
  • Contact lenses - Please either change to glasses or only wear disposable contact lenses. You may also wear goggles over you contact lenses.
  • Watches/Jewelry - Please remove all watches and jewelry before you arrive.
  • Shoes - You will be fitted out with river booties for your trip, there is no need for socks.
     

What to Bring

  • A full change of clothes & a towel - You will get wet!
  • Cameras & electronic devices - Please do not bring any cameras, electronic devices with you on the river. We have professional photographers that will take action shots of your tour. Photo CD’s are available for purchase for ¥2,000.
  • Other Valuables - When bringing any valuables please remember to store them in the lockers provided
     

Getting Fitted Out

Once you are ready, our guides will instruct you how to get fitted out. The below is the standard for the majority of our river trips.

Ducky equipment guide

NOTE: Guests under the influence of alcohol may not participate on river tours.



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