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In the footsteps of Vitus Bering

Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
14 Days
June - July
Highlights
  • Excursions to the islands on the famous boat "Zodiac"
  • Acquaintance with rare birds and animals
  • Possibility to take fantastic pictures
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Animals observation
  • Possibility to visit the uninhabited Medny Island (Brazen)
  • Сrossing the Arctic Circle
Tour Overview

Follow the well-known discoverer Vitus Bering! These places are so wild that you feel yourself as a real adventure seeker.

You will have a cruise which is full of events. You will navigate through the territory where you can meet volcanoes at every step. There are 129 volcanoes in Kamchatka where a quarter of them are active. They form a volcanic chain, which stretches along the eastern coast of the peninsula. Also you will visit the uninhabited island. Moreover, there are clear lagoon and quiet coves on your way. Besides, during the trip you will meet a lot of different birds and you will see brown bears. And if luck is on the side of the tourists you will observe different marine animals: the sperm whale, killer whale, beaked whale, dolphins, porpoises, minke, sei whale, fin whale, humpback whale and etc. You feel like a pioneer - so rich and not investigated this region. The unique nature and fauna will not leave indifferent even the most demanding and sophisticated travellers.This region is so pristine and rich, that you will feel like a discoverer. 

The cruise is held on board of the ship "Spirit of Enderby"

Technical description: year built - 1984, length - 71,6 m, width - 12,8 m, maximum speed - 12 knots (2 engines), cabins - 28, accommodation - 50 berths expedition.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Departure from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Zhupanova River and fisher's camp
    Zhupanova River
  • Day 3
    Commander islands
    Commander islands
  • Day 4
    Aquaintance with locals
    Commander islands
  • Day 5
    Nature of the Kamchatka tundra
    Karaginskiy island
  • Day 6
    Koryaksky Nature reserve
    Karaginskiy island — Verkhoturova island
  • Day 7
    The most beautiful lagoon
    Verkhoturova island — Lagoon Titina
  • Day 8
    Chukotka coast
    Chukotka coast
  • Day 9
    Animal observation
    Chukotka coast
  • Day 10
    Day at sea
    Chukotka coast
  • Day 11
    Chukotka village life
    Bering Sea
  • Day 12
    Bird-watching
    Bering Sea
  • Day 13
    Cape Navarin
    Bering Sea — Cape Navarin
  • Day 14
    Arrival to Anadyr
    Anadyr
  • 10:30
    Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the port
    *The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to your flight.
  • 12:00
    Embarkation and accommodation in cabins
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 16:00
    Beginning of the navigation
    We start out navigation going along the beautiful views of the Avacha bay. You have possibility to see three great volcanoes - Kozelsky, Avachinsky and Koryaksky. The local people call these volcanoes "homey" as they can see them from their windows.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Embarkation on zodiacs and passing the Zhupanova River
    Our cruising on “Zodiac” ship starts on Zhupanova River. Our main target will be the Steller’s Sea Eagle that usually nests close to the river. A large number of other wonderful birds: waterfowl, waders and Largha Seals are also often hauled out on sandbars of the river.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    During the visit of the fishers' camp, we will taste the fresh fish soup.
  • 16:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Zhupanova River
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation of the Commander islands
    The rich wildlife of the Commander Islands was first discovered by the Commander Vitus Bering whose ship wrecked there in 1741. We intend to explore the islands by passing through a combination of landings and cruising on “Zodiac” ship.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit of the North-West cape
    The most popular places for visiting on the Commander islands - the North-west cape, which is famous for numerous colony of northern fur seals and sea lions, and Arius Kamen. They are very colorful looking local birds, which will impress even inexperienced ornithological travelers.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Commander islands
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Excursion to the village of Nikolskoye
    The next stop on our way will be the village of Nikolskoye, where there is an interesting museum. We will meet with locals for getting to know about their everyday life.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 16:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Commander islands
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Free time on board
    In the morning we will be out at sea. You have possibility to listen to lectures prepared by the expedition's team. In the afternoon, we will go to the Karaginskiy island.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Tundra exploring
    Our next landing site is a patchwork of boggy tundra, ponds and shingle spits where a range of waders can be found, for example, Pacific Golden Plover, Red-necked Stint and Red-necked Phalarope. We also hope to see Bluethroat and Pallas’ reed bunting.
  • 17:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Karaginskiy island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing on the Verkhoturova Island
    Verkhoturova Island has some huge seabird colonies and by following a short trail to the cliff top we will be able to enjoy the fantastic views of Tufted Puffins, Brunnich’s Guillemots, Pelagic Cormorants and Black-legged Kittiwakes. There is a chance to see Steller’s, Eider and Harlequin Duck, as well as Steller Sea Lions, as they are often hauled out on some offshore rocks.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit of the Govena Peninsula
    In the Koryak Reserve of the Govena Peninsula, several types of terrain are represented - from coastal plains to steep, glacier-covered mountains. Coastal waters are extremely rich in various marine life, which determines the richness of the land animal world. Land wetlands are the most important habitats of migratory birds. If you are lucky , you will see famous animals: the Kamchatka bear and the Kamchatka snow sheep.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Karaginskiy island — Verkhoturova island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation in the lagoon of Titina
    In the morning we will explore the lagoon of Titina. This place is one of the most beautiful places of the Russian Far East. The lagoon is surrounded by the tundra, glaciers and aiguilles. Their slopes are covered by dwarf birches and pines. We will look for the brown bears and rare gray whales (there are less then 100 animal units in the world).
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Verkhoturova island — Lagoon Titina
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Navigation along the Chukotka coast
    During these days of the expedition we will travel along this largely unknown part of the coast. It comprises deep forested fiords where we should see brown bears, Red Fox and with luck, mountain sheep and Kamchatka Marmots.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukotka coast
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing
    We plan to land here to enjoy the spectacle of wild flowers and the rich animal world of these places, including even bears. On a small island at the entrance to the bay amazing walruses lives.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 17:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukotka coast
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free day at sea
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukotka coast
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing and visit of the Meinypil’gyno village
    Today we will visit this small village and see the everyday life of locals.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering Sea
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing
    Today we will land on the coast of the Kolyuchin Island - the unique place where a lot of rare birds live. If we have a chance, we will watch gray whales!
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the visit
    We will see lot of birds that are practically on the verge of extinction, such as Stariki (Guadalupe murrelet) who nest in the surrounding rocks. Nevertheless, the main purpose of our visit is to meet with the Calidris who fly here to look for a mate and breed. We also have to visit the Aleutian Bay, which is also replete with rare species of birds.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering Sea
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing near the cape
    This coastline is occupied by marine mammals and there is a known haul of walruses - the creatures we will be looking for in particular. The animals regularly move between locations so finding them is always much a matter of luck although previously we have been successful. A lot of Gray Whales often congregate here too. To the north of Cape Navarin there is Keyngypilgyn Lagoon. The laggon turned to be an excellent location for waterfowls and waders including Emperor Geese, Greater White-fronted Geese, Brant Geese, Whooper Swan, King Eiders, Red Knots and Aleutian Tern.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 18:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering Sea — Cape Navarin
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Triple standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:30
    Arrival to Anadyr and debarkation
  • 11:00
    Transfer port - airport/hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyr
Detailed description
Departures
June, 23 2020
Start
-
July, 06 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
8,500 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Kayak and equipment rental
  • Beverages
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is given for the Main Deck Triple / for person (one upper and 2 lower berths, simple comfort accommodation, toilet and shower outdoors. The cabin has one bunk (one upper and one lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and wash basin). Port charges 500 $. Kayaking 1 050 $ (the price of 2018). To book the others categories, the following supplement is applied: + 1 260 $ for the Standard Twin Cabin with simple comfort accommodation, toilet and shower outdoors. The cabin has one bunk (one upper and one lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and wash basin. + 1 900 $ for the Superior Cabin (bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows. + 2 625 $ for the Superior Plus Cabin (two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows. + 3 045 $ for the Mini Suite Cabin (a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or a sofa in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin). The Mini Suites have windows. + 4 050 $ for the Capitan Luxe Deck (a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, a single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers). There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.

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From 24 June 2016 to 7 July 2016
Destination: Kamchatka, Chukotka
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Kamchatka Coast is a wonderful trip professionally conducted on a seventeen hundred maritime miles of uninhabited coast. Everything topped my expectations: what I saw, the pervasive sense of adventure in the activities, the competence of the team (professional biologists and researchers) and the safety in which all activities were performed. One of my best trips ever.
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Martin
From 19 October 2018 to 24 October 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
Custom tourAutumn Tour to Kamchatka
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Many Thanks to my " personal " very good and professional Tourguide Katerina Kuzmina.
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From 7 August 2018 to 19 August 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
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Très beau voyages, des volcans, et des ours !!
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From 22 August 2018 to 3 April 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
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