Ago Bay is an inner bay spreading over the beautiful Rias coast formed by about 60 islands and complicated coves. Besides beautiful landscapes, the nature of Ago Bay, such as food and pearl cultivation has brought various benefits to the people.
You can overlook Ago Bay from Yokoyama Observatory and the España Cruise actually takes you around Ago Bay. A pleasure boat "Esperanza" meaning "hope" in Spanish, which is built like a Carrack sailing ship in the Spanish Age of Discovery, and takes you around Ago Bay for 50 minutes. During the cruise, you can visit a pearl factory to observe the demonstration to insert a pearl nuclei into a pearl oyster and you can purchase high quality pearl products of Shima.
Join the cruise of a pleasure boat with an observation deck and enjoy the view of the Rias coast with beautiful nature.

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Timeline of Ago Bay Cruise

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