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Comander Islands Cruise

Destination: Kamchatka
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
11 Days
Highlights
  • Pristine nature and observation of marine animals
  • Getting in touch with Aleut culture
  • Visit of the bay with gemstones
  • Geographic isolation and uninhabited places
  • Cruise in the Pacific Ocean
Tour Overview

We will visit the new route Komandorsky Nature Reserve - Bering Island and Medny Island (Brazen). Boat trip to the Commander Islands is a unique opportunity to meet with a pristine and virgin nature; it is a 10-days trip of amazement and experience. The Commanders are exotic, unique and mysterious islands. They are like a magnet attracting lovers of unusual journeys.
The Islands were discovered by and named after Commander Vitus Bering in 1741. The tomb of Vitus Bering is located on their biggest Island - Bering Island. The Commander Islands is a place of mixing Russian and Aleut cultures. During this cruise we will come out into the Pacific ocean in the catamaran. We will visit two main islands of Commanders, the biggest island - Bering island and the uninhabited island - Medny island (Brazen). We will show you different bays, where you can collect semi-precious stones, rivers, lakes, waterfalls. We will see lots of different marine mammals (sea lions, fur seals, whales, killer whales), their rookeries and birds colonies. We will also fish on salmon, flounders, turbots.

Your cruise starts from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky where you will be accommodated in the ocean sailing catamaran during all the period of cruise. Four double cabins and two triple cabins with wardrobes and shelves accommodate 12 passengers. There are WC with the shower in the catamaran. The spacious saloon with beautiful view is situated in the catamaran’s cabin, the galley (kitchen) is also situated there. There are comfortable seats on the deck, so the guests can take pleasure in reading and observing the scenery. The boat is equipped with engines; so following the route even in calm weather is possible. If the weather permits the boat will go under the sail. Sea sickness occurs very seldom as a catamaran shakes on the waters in different way than single-bottom ship.
All the guests get training in the sail equipment work. 
Every guest, if desired, may take part in boat sailing. 

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Aquiantance with Petropavlovsk and beginning of the cruise
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Navigation to the Bering islands
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Bering islands
  • Day 3
    Navigation to the Bering islands
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Bering islans
  • Day 4
    Th only settlement on the Bering Islands
    Bering island — Nikolskoye village
  • Day 5
    Sea lions' observation
    Bering island
  • Day 6
    Buyan bay
    Bering islands — Buyan bay
  • Day 7
    Medny Island
    Bering island — Medny island
  • Day 8
    Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    Bering island — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 9
    Navigation day
    Bering island — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 10
    Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 11
    End of the programme
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 10:40
    Arrival to the Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky airport
  • 11:30
    Transfer to the sea port
    En route we will visit souvenir shops and a fish market. We will stop in the shop in the case you need something before departure. Short city-tour of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Embarkation on the board
    Accommodation in the cabins. Meeting with a crew and other participants of the voyage. Our guides will tell you the history of Kamchatka and the Commander Islands and you will get safety regulations instructions.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free time on the board
    Leaving the Bay we will cross a little strait opening the way to the Pacific Ocean. During next two days we will navigate to the Bering Islands. During free time you can have a rest, read books, play boardgames, watch movies about Kamchatka and some other documentary movies.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Bering islands
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free time on the board
    Leaving the Bay we will cross a little strait opening the way to the Pacific Ocean. During next two days we will navigate to the Bering Islands. During free time you can have a rest, read books, play boardgames, watch movies about Kamchatka and some other documentary movies.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Bering islans
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Fisching anf animal observation
    Anchorage near the Toporkova Islands and Kamen Ariy, famous for its numerous colonies of birds. Fishing on flounders and turbots. You will have the possibility to observe seal rookeries. Unfortunately it is impossible to land on these islands because of many reefs on the shore
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 15:00
    Excursio to the Nikolskoye village
    Arrival in the only settlement on the entire archipelago – Nikolskoye village. Excursion through the village. Visit of the Aleutian museum or the Museum of Sergei Pasenyuk. You will learn about te settlement of Aleut people, about the folks that have lived there for hundreds years and their traditions and lifestyle.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island — Nikolskoye village
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the sea lions' rookeries by car
    Excursion on 6x6 to the northern part on Bering Island to oberve sea lions' rookeries and other animals and birds. Walk to the viewing platforms.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 16:00
    Return to the board
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the Buyan bay
    Excursion to Buyan bay on 6x6. Walking along the shore. Collection of semi-precious stones. Return to expeditionary boat in Nikolskoye village.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Free time on board
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering islands — Buyan bay
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Visit of the tomb of Vitus Bering
    We will visit the tomb of Vitus Bering in Commander bay. Passage to the uninhabited Medny Island (Brazen). Medny Island is considered to be the most beautiful island in the northern part of the Pacific ocean because of its magnificent rocks, waterfalls, bays, inlets and rivers.
  • 15:00
    Excursion on the Medny island
    Excursion around the rookery of maritime mammals and colonies of birds. There is a big chance that we will see whales, killer whales. Fishing on board. Starting of the way back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island — Medny island
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free day on board
    Continuation of the passage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On your way back you can share your impressions, share pictures of the animals and birds you have seen during the tour with other participants of the voyage. You can also watch interesting movies about Kamchatka wildlife.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free day on board
    Continuation of the passage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On your way back you can share your impressions, share pictures of the animals and birds you have seen during the tour with other participants of the voyage. You can also watch interesting movies about Kamchatka wildlife.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Free day on board
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Arrival to the city
    Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest. * It is a reserve day in case of bad weather. If we didn't spend this day during the trip, it would be used for a longer stay in some beautiful places during the cruise,
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 11:00
    Transfer to teh airport
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Detailed description
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Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Boat trip
  • Luggage transport
  • Letter of invitation
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is given for the group of 10 persons. The maximum number of participants is 12 persons. If the the number of participants in the group is less than 10, the price of the cruise can change. The itineray is approximate, the instructors choose the appropriate travel lines during the route according to the group training and weather conditions.

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From 15 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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Anne
From 8 August 2016 to 20 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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Superbe voyage malgré un climat hostile. Il faudrait préciser que des vêtements de pluie très performants sont nécessaire, car malgré nos capes de pluie et Kways nous étions trempés! La journée de transfert de 12 heures pour arriver au pieds des volcans en passant par la forêt mériterait d'être divisée en deux; A savoir un arrêt dans la pension privée avec bania ( très appréciée ) ainsi qu'un lit! Et
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From 8 August 2016 to 20 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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Destination: Kamchatka
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Un voyage magnifique.... Le Kamchatka ,Presque une île accessible, uniquement,par air et par mer,grande comme l'Espagne ,mais ne comptant que 350000 habitants C'est donc un vaste "désert " fait de forêts et de volcans,où vivent 35000 ours que l'on peut observer auprès d'une rivière et d'un lac privés ,que l'on ne peut rejoindre que par hélicoptère ,à partir d'un village russe traditionnel,situe a 500
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Destination: Kamchatka, Chukotka
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