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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
12 Days
August - September
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.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Aquiantance with Petropavlovsk
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Pacific Ocean passage
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Kronotski bay
  • Day 3
    Navigation to the Bering islands
    Kronotski bay — Bering islans
  • Day 4
    Animal watching
    Bering island — Nikolskoye village
  • Day 5
    Toporkov island
    Bering island
  • Day 6
    Podutesnaya and Poludennaya bay
    Bering islands
  • Day 7
    Steller's arc and Vodopadnaya river
    Bering island
  • Day 8
    Srannoye lake and history of the archipelago
    Bering island
  • Day 9
    Navigation day
    Bering island — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 10
    Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 11
    Free day
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 12
    End of the programme
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 10:40
    Arrival to the Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky airport
    Meeting with your guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel.
  • 12:00
    Accommodation in the hotel
    After the short briefing and check-up of the equipment, time at leisure for the rest after a long flight.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel "Petropavlovsk"
Twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the community of indigenous people
    You will visit the community whose main aim is the revival of the traditional dog-breeding. You will be welcomed by the tea ceremony and traditional dances. Also, you will visit the kennel.
  • 12:00
    City-tour
    Brief excursion in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city situated on the coast of the Avacha bay.
  • 15:00
    Transfer to the port and embarkation
    Accommodation in the cabins and start of the navigation.
  • 19:00
    Dinner on board
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Kronotski bay
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat Vasiliy Zavoiko
Cabin for 4 persons
  • 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
Kronotski bay — Bering islans
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat Vasiliy Zavoiko
Cabin for 4 persons
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Arrival to Nikolskoye village
    Nikolskoye village is a unique village of the Commander Islands. Debarkation. We take our backpacks (you can leave your luggage in the village) and start our exploration of the biggest from the Commander Islands.
  • 10:30
    Transfer to the North-east cape
    The road passes along the Pacific ocean coast. This coast is known for the fact that during the low-tide there are tons of laminaria.
  • 12:00
    Lunch (picnic on road)
  • 14:00
    Set up of the tent camp
    Animal watching: you will see the biggest breeding-grounds of fur and eared seals. As animals are not accustomed to meet people, they behave without embarrassment, making no attempt to conceal themselves.
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fireplace
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island — Nikolskoye village
Accommodation
Camping
Note

3 h transfer  (24km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the sea lions' rookeries
    Watching of sea lions' rookeries and other animals and birds. Walk to the viewing platforms.
  • 12:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 13:00
    Return to Nikolskoye village
    Accommodation in the hotel and rest.
  • 15:00
    Excursion to the Toporkov island
    On boats we will go to the Toporkov island that is known for the great colonies of birds nesting there. For the most part they are tufted puffins, sea gulls and cormorants.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel of Nikolskoye village
Twin room
  • 08:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Transfer to the Podutesnaya bay
    En route stops for photo. After our arrival we will go for a walk along the rocky coast with a lot of waterfalls.
  • 12:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Trekking to the Poludennaya bay
    Set up of the camp and rest.
  • 19:00
    Dinner near fireplace
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Bering islands
Accommodation
Camping
Note

3 h 4x4  (27km)

3 h trekking  (10km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking to Steller's arc
    Without luggage we will go for a radial trekking to Steller's arc - the unique natural basalt monument higher then 20 metres. During the trekking, don't forget to look around: beautiful landscapes, very precipitous banks and killer whales passing near the coast.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Excursion to the Vodopadnaya river
    The river is called Vodopadnaya (of Waterfalls), as falling from the steep wall and forming a powerful wall it is flowing to the ocean.
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fireplace
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island
Accommodation
Camping
Note

4 h trekking  (8km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Return to the Podutesnaya bay
    Preparations, equipment distribution and return to the Podutesnaya bay.
  • 11:30
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 12:00
    Transfer to Nikolskoye village
  • 14:00
    Excursion to Srannoye lake
    Although the lake is small enough (about 31 km²), there are a lot of breeding fish: chum salmon, red, pink and coho salmon.
  • 15:00
    Excursion to the ethnographic museum
    You will get acquaintance with the history of the region and culture of the local people - the Aleuts.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on the board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering island
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat Vasiliy Zavoiko
Cabin for 4 persons
  • 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,
  • 15:00
    Free time
  • Overnight in hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel "Petropavlovsk"
Twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Optional excursions
    On this day it is possible to go on a helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley and Uzon Caldera. Or, Boat trip around Avacha Bay, or any other one-day excursion.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel "Petropavlovsk"
Twin room
  • 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
Departures
August, 10 2018
Start
-
August, 21 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
3,182 $
Basic price per person
August, 21 2018
Start
-
September, 01 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
3,182 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • 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
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Camping outfit rental
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Airline tickets
  • Sleeping bag rental
  • English-speaking guide services
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The itinerary is approximate, the instructors choose the appropriate travel lines during the route according to the group training and weather conditions. It's possible to add the English-speaking guide. Please, contact us for more details.

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Fabienne
From 7 August 2017 to 19 August 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
joli voyage. Des choses peuvent être améliorées au niveau de l'organisation sur place, transmission d'informations sur la région de la part du guide, repas dans les hôtels (mauvais)
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Jean-Jacques
From 29 July 2017 to 11 August 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
La principale critique porte sur l'hotel Petropavlosk dont le restaurant est très bon, mais les chambres minables: cage à lapin , mobilier délabré, moquette usée et sale. Pour le même prix j'avais réservé , pour la fin du voyage, un B and B dans Petro dans lequel nous avions une "suite" sejour avec ecran plat, salle de bain, et chambre avec lit super King size. Les petites huttes de l'avant dernier
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Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser votre avis sur le séjour. Nous l'avons bien reçu via le lien que vous avez utilisé. Je suis soulagée de savoir que l'équipe présente avec vous ait bien veillé à votre sécurité et se soit occupé de faire fuir cet ours.   Merci également pour les remarques que vous avez portées à notre attention. Concernant le logement aux hôtels à Pétropavlovsk,
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Yves
From 12 July 2017 to 20 July 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? No
- Temps de trajets très, très longs - Guide ne donnant aucune info sur le pays, sur la vie des gens.... Plus un accompagnateur qu'un guide...... - Dans les points forts du voyage était noté ascension su volcan Plotski : non fait ? - Bien spécifier dans le descriptif, la présence des moustiques qui est très très importante.
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Jacky
From 12 July 2017 to 21 July 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Tout c'est bien déroulé. Les hébergements étaient rustiques mais nous le savions dès le départ, tout comme les moyens de transport. Le guide était un bon accompagnateur mais n'avait pas les capacités d'un guide. Heureusement, nous avions 2 personnes dans le groupe qui ont tenus le rôle de guide de façon parfaite. Les cuisinières nous ont régalés durant tout le séjour avec une bonne cuisine. Nous avons
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Etienne
From 15 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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