For those looking for a real challenge, feel the full adrenaline-packed power of the river with a Ducky experience - a small inflatable boat that fits one or two persons. This amazing adventure allows you to navigate with your own kayak oar to independently steer through the river. Under their watchful eye, our experienced local guides will show you the necessary techniques and support to ensure you have an adventure of a lifetime.

Important Information
Dates of Operation 1st June - 4th November 2024
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting Times 09:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement 13 years and above
Price ¥6,800

Other Information

This service is exclusive to Setsu Niseko guests.

When the water level is low, the starting point for Ducky may change.

Guests under the influence of alcohol and pregnant guests may not participate in the activities.

Cancellation within the specific time frame before booking commencement will incur a cancellation fee as shown below:
Within 3 days: a 50% cancellation fee
The day before or no-show: a 100% cancellation fee
Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no-shows.
No cancellation fee will be charged if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

Accident insurance is automatically included in your tour fees.
- Hospital visits: ¥2,000
- Hospitalisation: ¥3,000
- Death: ¥3,800,000
For extra insurance please seek your own coverage.

NAC operates in all weather conditions. Start and finish times are dependent on weather and tour conditions.

Alcohol intoxicated persons may be denied participation and there will be no refund.

NAC reserves the right to cancel or discontinue a tour if conditions are deemed dangerous.

All tour participants must sign an indemnity consent form. Anyone under 20 years of age will need a parent or guardian to sign the form.

Although guides are there to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour, there is always the possibility of an injury outside of the guides’ control. Please understand this and recognise that participating in adventure activities requires you to take some personal responsibility.

What do I need to bring for the river tours?

  • A full change of clothes and a towel as you will get wet.
  • Any valuables can be stored in the lockers provided.

What should I wear for the river tours?

You will be fitted out with a dry or wet suit but as ducky tours proceed rain or shine, you are likely to get wet so we recommend being prepared no matter what kind of river tour you have planned.
We recommend that you wear loose-fitting clothes and avoid skirts, jeans and any non-stretchable material. 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 to late August) and a long-sleeved shirt and long pants in spring and autumn.
  • Glasses: If you wear glasses, earwear attachments can be provided so you do not lose your glasses in the river.
  • Contact lenses: If you wear contact lenses, please change to disposable ones or glasses. You may also wear goggles over your contact lenses.
  • Watches or Jewellery: Please remove all watches and jewellery before you arrive.
  • Shoes: You will be fitted out with river boots for your tour.