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Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0022, Osaka Prefecture
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It is not authentic, but still a good way to see Osaka waterfront

It is not authentic, but still a good way to see Osaka waterfront. Go with your Osaka Amazing Pass for a free 40 min cruise in Osaka Bay port. Popular with high school kids, good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia

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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise is not excited, it's relaxing and very stable cruise. No worries about sea sickness. The La Santa Maria is a good place for a 45 minutes break at Tempozan Harbor Village area. Complimentary admission with the Osaka Amazing Pass and no need to exchange tickets at the ticket counter.

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some decent sights but the city is the main attraction. Stick to a boat trip on the river in the city

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not authentic, but still a good way to see Osaka waterfront. Go with your Osaka Amazing Pass for a free 40 min cruise in Osaka Bay port. Popular with high school kids, good energy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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223 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to ride the Santa Maria as we had the Amazing Osaka Pass. The total time for the boat ride itself is around 50 mins. The ride itself was not particularly exciting and the views were just okay. I usually get sea sick and thankfully this was a smooth ride. There are limited booths inside near a small place... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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164 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Spent an hour or so on the cruise and the Ferris Wheel - both free using the Osaka Amazing Pass. We timed it around sunset for the best views. The cruise was relaxing and comfortable enough, though it can get windy on the upper deck. Plenty of space to run around and take photos (for weekdays anyway); passengers mostly tourists.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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297 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Santa Maria is a 45 minute excursion cruise around the bay of Osaka. The pirate style ship houses indoors restaurant and also an exhibition below. Plenty of chairs on the topside. Fare is free for amazing pass holder.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cruise seems safe, crew very good, no issues with this aspect. However this cruse is a total waste of your time if you are visiting Osaka/Japan from overseas. Its extremely boring, despite the audio commentary. If you've been on a ship of any sort, then I suggest you skip this experience, even if you are using the Osaka amazing pass... More 

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London
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66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

You can buy a ticket for this along with the Osaka aquarium tickets. The boarding area is clearly marked, people tend to queue up around 15 minutes before departure. The ship itself is a replica of Columbus' famous ship, can't say why but it does give a nice/different feel to the whole thing. When on board you can go straight... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I was wondering around after visiting the Osaka aquarium (another great place to visit), and decided to do the cruise (can be part of the aquarium ticket). It was a gray, cloudy day, but that didn't affect my enjoyment of the cruise. I spent most of my time at the very front, enjoying the spray and the breeze. Because of... More 

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A visually breathtaking ship said to be an exact replica of the one that Columbus discovered America in, but twice the size. The ship was beautifully lit up at night and was very spacious and comfortable inside with a nice snack bar (coffee, soft drinks, beer, snacks, etc.). However, taking the night cruise, we found the scenery very boring, no... More 

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