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Tour «Cruise along Kamchatka to Bering Island and Medniy Island» | Photo gallery | Video gallery | Booking Request | Review

Photogallery. Cruise along Kamchatka to Bering Island and Medniy Island
Photogallery. Cruise along Kamchatka to Bering Island and Medniy Island

It is said that Commander islands used to be natural habitat for steller’s sea cow, the biggest known Pinnipedia animal. Nobody saw it during the last 100 years. It’s quite possible that some individuals still live in Medniy Island fiords.
And the purpose of our expedition is to try to find and take pictures of this unique animal.


mini cost:200000 руб
maxi cost:250000 руб
dates of arrival:01/06/2012 - 01/09/2012
Day 1

Meeting at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy airport, transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour, shopping for the journey / Commander islands’ shop is tiny/; dinner at a Korean restaurant. Night at the hotel.

Day 2 Breakfast. Excursion to the Little Geysers Valley to the Geysers Electric Power Station. Lunch . In the evening dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Breakfast. Sea trip along Kamchatka coast to  Kronotskiy reserve , Lunch,Dinner and overnight on board of the ship. 
Day 4

Debarkation in Vodopadnaya bay of Kronotskiy reserve. Fishing. Taking photos of sea lions on rocks. Evening debarkation in Goryachiye Istochniky bay, bathing. Lunch on board the ship. Night trip to Bering Island.

Day 5

Debarkation in Nikolskoye village on Bering Island. Excursion to Bering museum to see steller’ sea cow skeleton, exhibits from place of debarkation of Bering expedition, museum displays of ancient aleut life; lunch at village canteen. Evening trip to the north round Bering Island to main fur seal breeding ground. Sleep on the boat.

Day 6

Breakfast . Debarkation near fur seal breeding ground. Taking photos and making videos of animals including the endemic blue fox from special wooden galleries in the middle of the ground and from the counting tower. Return to the ship, lunch. Sea trip to Bering grave,  shooting of sunset. Overnight.

Day 7 Debarkation on the wintering grounds of Bering team, visiting his grave. Fishing. Lunch on the ship.
Day 8 Sea trip to Agatovaya bay. 

Debarkation in Agatovaya bay, fishing. Taking photos of Arctic fox. Collecting agates on the shore. Lunch on the sea shore: fish soup on the fire. Return to the ship. Night trip to Medniy Island.

Day 9

Debarkation in the fiords of the island. Taking photos of Arctic fox, sea otter, bird colonies on the seashore, chopper. Underwater sessions of fascinating coastal flora and fauna. Trip to eastern cape of Medniy Island to the bio station, meals on board.

Day 10

Debarkation near the bio station. Taking photos of fur seal, sea lion, Arctic fox, and endemic meadows of Kamchatka rhododendron. Hiking to the southern precipices to take panoramic photos of the Pacific and Bering Sea from the top. Lunch on board the ship. Meeting with staff of the bio station. Taking photos of sunset.

Day 11

Transfer to Kamchatka shore, debarkation in one of the Kronotsking reserve bays. Fishing. Lunch on board. Taking photos of whale, cowfish, and sea lion.

Day 12

Sea trip along Kamchatka coast to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Optional debarkation in bays with diving and photo sessions with crabs, sand-dollars, mollusks. Lunch and dinner on board.

Day 13

Morning arrival in the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Hotel accommodation. Excursion to Avachinskaya knoll. Lunch in a restaurant. Spare time.

Day 14 Breakfast. Transfer to airport.


Necessary  to take warm clothes-Polar fleece jacket, pants, underwear (2 sets) and waterproof jacket, hiking clothing made from natural fabrics,good shoes,high boots.  Trekking stick.
Basin, spoon, cup, knife, water bottle and a folding chair (or smth to sit)
sunscreen and chapping cream,  mosquito cream and flashlight