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CRUISE KAMCHATKA – KURILY – SAKHALIN
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CRUISE KAMCHATKA – KURILY – SAKHALIN

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Day 1 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
In the afternoon boarding and departure. We admire the natural beauties of Avacha Bay from the deck of our expedition vessel.


Day 2 To the sea
Heading towards the Commander Islands. The expedition team has prepared interesting lectures on the inhabitants and the history of these places. There will also be a great opportunity to enjoy magnificent views from the deck.


Day 3 – 4 Commander Islands
These islands were discovered in 1741 by an expedition of the outstanding Russian navigator Captain-Commander Vitus Bering, after whom they received their name. The name of Bering is reliably inscribed in the pages of history – the Bering Sea and the Bering Strait remind of the outstanding discoveries of 18th century expeditions. On Bering Island we will visit Cape North-West, where we will witness an impressive spectacle – a large colony of northern fur seals and sea lions. Here you can also find Arctic foxes, scurrying around among the thickets of wild flowers. In the second half of the day we go for a walk on the Zodiac to the place known as Arius Kamen – very colorful looking birds will not leave indifferent even travelers who are not versed in ornithology. Then we return aboard and go to the village of Nikolskoye. In Nikolsky, we will visit the local museum and talk to the locals, who will tell about life in this remote and rarely visited corner of the planet.


Day 5 Zhupanova River
On the expedition boats Zodiac we will enter this wide but shallow Kamchatka river Zhupanova. It will be possible to observe white-shouldered eagles and about 40 other interesting bird species.


Day 6 Russkaya Bay.
In the Russkaya Bay during a walk through the coastal wooded area, you will have the opportunity to see many birds. From here you can also admire the magnificent volcano Mutnovskaya Sopka 2322 meters high.


Day 7 Atlasova Island and Onekotan
Early in the morning we will go through the Second Kuril Strait and land on the island of Atlas, which is the northernmost of the Great Ridge of the Kuril Islands. This is an excellent opportunity for bird watching. In the evening, on the island of Onekotan we will make an amazing trip to the Black Lake, which is located next to the volcano Nemo. The lake is surrounded by a colorful carpet of wild flowers.


Day 8 Ekarma Islands, Toporkov
Walking on the zodiac and landing will be accompanied by rare birds, which can be found only in this region.


Day 9, Yankich Island, Simushir Island
Yankich Island is a beautiful place. Let us enter the volcanic caldera on the Zodiac, and we will see a truly fantastic picture: smoking geysers, bird colonies, idyllic beaches. In the picturesque volcanic caldera on Simushir Island in Soviet times was located the base of submarines.


Day 10 Chirpoi and Urup Islands
In the morning, depending on the weather conditions, we will land on the Zodiac on Chirpoi Island, where there are two active volcanoes and many seabirds inhabit. In the second half we will land on the Zodiac on the island of Urup. Walk along the shore and into the forest.


Day 11 Iturup Island
In the morning we will disembark at the town of Kurilsk, from where the bus will reach volcanic formations and hot springs. Here you will have the opportunity to plunge and enjoy the magnificent views. During the walk, bird lovers will be able to see many rare individuals.


Day 12 Kunashir Island
The name of the island “Kunashir” means “black island”: dark coniferous forests, dark soils and the gloomy appearance of the Tyatya volcano, in addition to which there are three more active volcanoes on the island. It is the largest and southernmost island of the Great Ridge of the Kuril Islands. We will land in the reserve and enjoy a stroll through the magnificent woodlands surrounded by numerous birds.


Day 13 Sakhalin Island
Arriving at the port in the morning. Landing from the ship. Transfer to the hotel or to the airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Overview

Cruise route: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Commander Islands – Zhupanova River – Russkaya Bay – Atlasova Island – Onekotan Island – Ekarma Island – Toporkov Island – Yankicha Island – Simushir Island – Chirpoya Island – Urup Island – Iturup Island – Kunashir Island – Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Number of days: 13 days / 12 nights

Difficulty level: easy

Comfort level: high

Accommodation: aboard the Spirit of Enderby expedition ship

Ship description

The Spirit of Enderby is a remarkable small ice class expeditionary vessel. In March 2013, it was completely refitted with the expectation of comfortable accommodation for a maximum of 50 passengers in double cabins. For the convenience of passengers on the ship there is a bar, a cozy lounge, a lecture hall and a library with a large collection of thematic literature.
The spacious bridge is always open for passengers. From it you can enjoy stunning views of icebergs and coastal landscapes. In order not to miss a single moment of travel, wildlife and marine animals can also be observed from the open decks of the vessel.
The captain and the team of "Spirit of Enderby" are experienced sailors, real enthusiasts of expeditionary journeys. During landings, travelers are accompanied by qualified guides and naturalists. For landings, a fleet of motorized inflatable boats is used, which are simple and convenient to use. With their help, expedition members easily get to amazingly beautiful, but difficult to reach places.
“Spirit of Enderby” is an ice-class vessel specially equipped for exploring regions in which navigation of larger ships is impossible.

Technical characteristics of the vessel

Year built 1984
Year of reconstruction 2013
Length 71,6 м
Width 12,8 м
Displacement 2140 т
Speed knots/km per hour 12/22
Number of cabins 28
Number of passengers 50 people

Schedule

Cruise date in 2021: 26.05 – 07.06




Fees

The cost of the tour per person (without air tickets), USD *:

Cabin Price
Triple cabin 7`410
Double cabin 8`640
Superior 9`310
Superior plus 9`880
Mini Luxury 10`355
Shipowner luxury 11`210

 

Shipowner luxury
- bedroom with double bed
- living room with single bed
- desk, wardrobe, bedside tables
- bathroom: shower, toilet, wash basin
- large portholes with panoramic views
Mini luxury
- bedroom with double bed
- living room with single bed
- desk, wardrobe, bedside tables
- bathroom: shower, toilet, wash basin
- large portholes with the usual view
Superior plus
- two lower berths
- desk, wardrobe, bedside tables
- bathroom: shower, toilet, wash basin
- large porthole
Superior
- two berths
- upper and lower
- desk, wardrobe, bedside tables
- bathroom: shower, toilet, wash basin
- large porthole
Double cabin
- two lower berths
- desk, wardrobe, bedside tables
- washbasin (combined amenities)
- porthole standard

Triple cabin
- two lower and one upper berths
- desk, wardrobe, bedside tables
- washbasin (combined amenities)
- porthole standard

 

DECK PLAN

Payment schedule: 30% – for booking, 70% – 30 days befor to arrival.

You can pay:
- by bank transfer in dollars or euros
- by credit/debit card on-line on our website

Fees include

- accommodation in the cabin of the selected category;

- transfer port – hotel or port – airport;

- full board on board;

- Services of an experienced expedition team;

- disembarkation and excursions according to the program;

- lectures, presentations and services of the expedition leader and guides;

- information materials sent to the members of the expedition before the cruise.

Fees exclude

- travel / flight to the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and from the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;

- transfer from the airport or from the hotel on the first day of the cruise;

- port charges (about 542 USD);

- additional hotel accommodation (before and after the trip );

- other additional services;

- personal expenses, alcoholic beverages.

- food not specified in the program;

- personal expenses;

- early check-in or late check-out in hotels;

- not included in the program or indicated as optional excursions.

Map

Additional services

HELICOPTER TOUR TO THE KURILSKIY LAKE

1.Transfer from hotel to airport
2. Flight to Kuril Lake (1 hour 10 min.).
3. Excursion around the Kurilskoye Lake, visiting the barrier building of the scientific station TINRO. Monitoring spawning of salmon and bears (1 hour 30 min.).
4. Hop to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano (20 min.). Excursion to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano, inspection of the surroundings of Klyuchevoye lake, the volcano located in the caldera and its hot springs
5. Lunch (depending on weather conditions can be carried out on Khodutkinsky hot springs) (1 hour).
6. Hop to Hodutkinsky hot springs (20 min.). Bathing in hot springs (30 min.).
7. Return to the airport (40 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

651 USD per person

HELICOPTER TOUR IN THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS

1.Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from the airport, flight over active volcanoes Karymsky and Maly Semyachik (flight time - 1 h. 10 min.).
2. Excursion in the Valley of Geysers (1 h. 30 min.). Observation of the eruption of geysers, inspection of mud pots and pulsating sources of the Valley.
3. Hop to the caldera of the Uzon volcano (10 min.).
4. Excursion to the caldera of the Uzon volcano (1 hour). Inspection of fumarole fields, acid and hot lakes, mud pots and volcanics of the Eastern thermal field of the caldera.
5. Transfer to Nalychevo valley. Dinner. Bathing in the wild hot springs of the Nalychevo valley (1 hour).
6. Return to the airport (20 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

682 USD per person

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Nikolskoye

Onekotan

Iturup

Kunashir