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Santa Maria, the cruise boat that offers a magnificent view of Osaka Bay

  • Get a sweeping view of Osaka Bay from the deck!
  • Feel the relaxing, gentle breeze on board!
  • Enjoy a comfortable, laid-back time.
  • Take perfect pictures for social media!
  • Click here for a cruise of downtown Osaka on the "Aqualiner"
  • Reservations for Osaka Amazing Pass holders are currently possible only by phone. Please contact the reservation center of the cruise operator Suijo Bus under 06-6942-5511 (10am - 4pm JST)
  • *Note: English speaking staff might not be available at the Suijo Bus reservation center on that day.
HostOsaka Bay Cruise Santa Maria
DaysAll year around
Time・Day cruise: 11:00〜16:00 (Last departure at 17:00 from April to August, on weekdays during September and on weekends and holidays from November
to March)
・Twilight Cruise*: 17:15~,17:30〜, 18:30〜, 19:00〜
*In 2024, operates on weekends and holidays between April 27th ~ May 26th, as well as between July 6th ~ October 27th.
(Departure times differ per season. Not available if the cruise is chartered privately)
DurationDay Cruise: About 45 minutes
Twilight Cruise: About 1 Hour

Plans

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Day Cruise

12.01USD~
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*Additional departures at 17:00 available from April to August, on weekdays during September, as well as Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from November to March.
・About 45 Minutes
・One infant per accompanying adult may board for free.
・In case of more than 1 infant per accompanying adult, an additional child fare will apply per each additional infant.

Twilight Cruise

15.35USD~
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※Not available on weekdays
・About 1 Hour
・One infant per accompanying adult may board for free.
・In case of more than 1 infant per accompanying adult, an additional child fare will apply per each additional infant.

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Map

Address

1-chome-1 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka, 552-0022, Japan

Access

10 mins. from Osakako Station exit 1 by foot (Osaka Metro)

Activity Information

◆Writer:Mika (DeepExperience Content Creator)
This time we boarded the sightseeing cruise ship, Santa Maria. We also brought along a friend from Korea, who’s excited for her first day cruise!
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Let’s see what kind of ship the Santa Maria is!

First off

From Osakako Station, head towards the Tempozan Harbor Village/Kaiyukan West Pier, and get your ticket.
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※We went on the 12:00pm cruise.

Head down the stairs, and get ready to board.

▼ The Santa Maria
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It was bigger than I expected! Reminds of a pirate ship, lol.

Now, we’re ready to push off!

▼Let's Go~
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▼So exciting...!
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▼Leaving the pier〜
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The ship interior

The Santa Maria is a four-story ship, with a different space on each floor. Check them all out and see where you want to spend your time.

1st Floor: Columbus room

▼ This room has a lot of maritime equipment on display.
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There’s lots of unique items. Our friend seemed excited to take a look around!
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If you’re interested in ships, definitely check this floor out.

▼ Press the switch on the cannon and...
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...well, you’ll just have to see for yourself ;)

2nd Floor: The Food Court

▼ The spacious dining area
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You can purchase food and drinks here, so it’s a great place to enjoy a meal and the view.

▼ Of course, we sat by the window
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▼ The view outside
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Our friend ordered the mixed juice. Yum!

3rd Floor: First Class

A first class booking is an extra ¥500, but gives you access to the VIP room. It’s a nice place to escape the crowds when there are lots of passengers.

▼ Columbus points to the entrance.
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Going inside

▼ It’s a little more luxurious here.
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▼ This is the most popular window seat in the VIP room. Once we sat in this spot, we understood why.
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First class tickets include a free drink. The first class rooms are highly recommended to those, who would like to enjoy an amazing outside view with a bit of peace and privacy.
Please note however, first class tickets might not be available for purchase on some days so make sure to check with the attending staff before purchasing on the day of the cruise.

The Deck

▼ The most popular spot on the ship, the deck.
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At the very front is the highest point, where you can get a great view of the scenery.

▼ There are also benches!
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This is a popular spot so there tends to be a lot of people here, but we were able to snap a pic while it wasn’t crowded!

▼ The weather was great and the breeze was really nice.
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With the wind in our faces, and scenery changing, we...

▼ Passed under bridges...
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▼ Looked through telescopes...
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And before we knew it, 45 minutes was up and we had already arrived at our destination.

As we were leaving, our friend turned to me and said, “I want to go again!” Honestly, I could understand why.

We had a wonderful time on the Santa Maria day cruise. There’s also the twilight cruise, which lets you see the sunset! I can just imagine how romantic it would be.
If you like sunsets, definitely give that one a try!
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Last moments

▼ Photos of our time
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If you come on board the Santa Maria, definitely capture the memories of your time in Osaka!

Reviews(1)

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  • Traveler
    Posted:2023-07-09

    一覧大阪港風光

    預約當天晚上七點的航程。是趟有美景有講解的知性之旅。

    Plan:Twilight Cruise

    When did you visit?:July 2023

Important Notes

- Due to weather and sea conditions, service may be suspended or changes may be made to the course for safety purposes.
- Please be sure to check in for the ride at the ticket office no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure
- Check-in for the cruise ends 1 minute before departure even for those who have reserved online. Please be sure to arrive well in advance.
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