Cruise on the Sea of Okhotsk

The expedition will reveal many secrets of a practically unexplored area. We will see beautiful and rare striped seals, sea lions and northern fur seals. There will definitely be an opportunity to see several species of whales, including rare gray and bowhead whales.

Location

Russia, Sakhalin Region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
or
Accommodation
  • Cabin on the boat
    11 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group meet at
Russia, Sakhalin Region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Tour highlights

Tyuleniy Island
We will see a tiny island off the coast of Sakhalin, which has become a refuge for thousands of northern fur seals and sea lions
Whales in Piltun Bay
The largest number of gray whales gather here during summer months
Shantar Archipelago
We will look for brown bears, whales, seals and Steller's sea eagles while cruising on Zodiac boats
Mal’minskie Islands
Here there are birds everywhere, in the air, in the water and on the land
Magadan Reserve
We will see beautiful mountains covered with a dwarf fur coat and rocky bald patches of snowfields, mountain rivers and lakes, traces of ancient human settlements

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sakhalin Island, Port of Korsakov

    This morning we board a coach for transfer to the Port of Korsakov some 40 minutes south of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk where we will board the Spirit of Enderby. 

    Once on board you will be shown to your cabins and there will be a chance to unpack and explore the vessel. 

    There will be briefings and introductions to the ship, staff and crew after we sail towards the Sea of Okhotsk.

  • Day 2 - Tyuleniy Island
  • Day 3 - Piltun Bay, Sakhalin Island
  • Day 4 - Iony Island
  • Day 5 - Shantar Archipelago
  • Day 6 - Shantar Archipelago
  • Day 7 - Mal’minskie Islands
  • Day 8 - Okhotsk Town
  • Day 9 - Talan Island
  • Day 10 - Koni Peninsula
  • Day 11 - Yamskiye Islands
  • Day 12 - Magadan
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Cabin on the boat
    11 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
  • Premium
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Accommodation in a cabin on board is included it this tour.

Tour price per person depending on the category of accommodation:

CabinPrice per person
Main Deck Triple$ 6 590
Main Deck$ 7 750
Superior$ 8 270
Superior Plus$ 9 000
Mini Suite$ 9 420
Heritage Suite$ 10 370
Local Payment (Additional charges)$ 500

Expedition ship "Spirit of Enderby"

The Spirit of Enderby is a wonderful small ice-class expedition vessel. In March 2013, it was completely re-equipped with the expectation of portable accommodation of no more than 50 passengers in two-seater boats. For the convenience of passengers, the ship has a bar, a cozy salon, a large lecture hall and a library with a collection of thematic literature

The spacious captain's bridge is always open for passengers. From it you can admire stunning views of icebergs and coastal landscapes. In order not to miss any moment of the trip, wildlife and marine animals can also be observed from the open decks of the ship.

The captain and crew of "Spirit of Enderby" are experienced sailors, true enthusiasts of expedition travel. 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, the expedition members easily get to amazingly beautiful, but hard-to-reach places.

Spirit of Enderby is an ice-class vessel specially equipped to explore regions where navigation of larger ships is impossible.

Heritage Suite or Mini Suite or 11 nights
Heritage Suite

Capacity up to 3 passengers per cabin.

  • Separated sleeping area with double bed;
  • living room with single bed or sofa;
  • desk, wardrobe, bedside tables;
  • bathroom: shower, toilet, washbasin;
  • windows on two sides.
Another option
Mini Suite

Capacity up to 3 passengers per cabin.

  • Separated sleeping area with double bed;
  • living room with single bed;
  • desk, wardrobe, bedside tables;
  • bathroom: shower, toilet, washbasin;
  • window.
Another option
Superior Plus

Capacity up to 2 passengers per cabin.

  • Two lower berths;
  • desk, wardrobe, bedside tables;
  • bathroom: shower, toilet, washbasin;
  • window.
Another option
Superior

Capacity up to 2 passengers per cabin.

  • Upper and lower beds;
  • desk, wardrobe, bedside tables;
  • bathroom: shower, toilet, washbasin;
  • window.
Another option
Main Deck

Capacity up to 2 passengers per cabin.

  • Two lower berths;
  • desk, wardrobe, bedside tables;
  • washbasin (conveniences combined);
  • porthole.
Another option
Main Deck Triple

Capacity up to 3 passengers per cabin.

  • Two lower and one upper berths;
  • desk, wardrobe, bedside tables;
  • washbasin (conveniences combined);
  • porthole.

Tour conditions

Duration
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Sakhalin Region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • pre/post cruise transfers;
  • all on board ship accommodation with meals and all expedition shore excursions.

Paid extra

  • international/domestic flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back from Magadan;
  • visas;
  • all items of a personal nature;
  • laundry; drinks;
  • gratuities;
  • travel insurance;
  • local payment $500.00.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

The main factor in choosing clothes on board is comfort. Clothing can be casual or informal. Take wind and waterproof outerwear with you. Do not take tight clothing with you that does not leave room for an air gap, which is an excellent insulator. Wool, silk and some modern synthetic fibers, such as polar fleece, retain heat better than cotton.

A few tips to help you feel comfortable on your expedition cruise:

  • do not dress too warmly to avoid sweating;
  • wear waterproof clothing made of a material that, nevertheless, will allow your body to "breathe" and thereby prevent moisture from condensing under clothing;
  • the legs and arms are most susceptible to cooling. Try to keep them dry and warm. It is a wise decision to take gloves to be ready for changes in the weather;
  • A person loses 90% of the heat when the head is cooled! Make sure your head is warm. Along with a hat that covers your ears and forehead, bring a hat or a hood that could, if necessary, cover the neck and chin;
  • a great idea to take a woolen or synthetic scarf: providing protection for the neck, it can be tied around the face if you have to move against the wind;
  • wear comfortable clothing. It is better to wear several light clothes than one warm one. Between the layers of clothing there will be a thin air gap, which, when the body temperature rises, serves as an excellent insulator;
  • wool and silk are preferable to cotton, because they hold warm air well. 
  • We also recommend fleece clothing, which is popular even among extreme travelers.

Check if you have taken everything:

  • a polar jacket will be given to you as a gift on board;
  • rubber boots will be rented to you on board;
  • warm underwear;
  • warm trousers (jeans are suitable for wearing on board and for excursions);
  • waterproof trousers for landings on boats and land walks (wear them over your regular trousers);
  • wool sweater or fleece jacket;
  • gloves;
  • hat
  • warm socks;
  • comfortable waterproof shoes with ribbed soles;
  • sneakers or boots. It is forbidden to wear flip-flops on board for safety reasons;
  • waterproof backpack for landings;
  • dark glasses with UV protection;
  • protective cream for the skin of the face and lips;
  • bathing suit;
  • camera and memory cards;
  • an extra pair of your optical glasses;
  • medicines prescribed by a doctor with a margin for a few extra days;
  • a plastic bag with a zipper or camera clip;
  • several T-shirts to wear on board and on landings;
  • binoculars for observing wild animals;
  • a set of batteries;
  • note pad and pen.
Are plane tickets included in the tour price?
Is insurance included in the tour price?

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