The Shantar Islands. Expedition to the world of wildlife

The tour to the Shantar Archipelago is an incredible and amazing adventure to one of the most unexplored and little—explored wild places on planet Earth. 

We suggest you visit exactly such a place where you can forget about the hustle and bustle of the city, looking at gracefully passing whales, frolicking killer whales, imposing brown bears in their satiety, where you can relax while admiring the amazing landscapes of the Far Eastern taiga against the backdrop of majestic hills and the harsh, but no less beautiful Sea of Okhotsk.

Location

Russia, Khabarovsk Territory, Komsomolsk-on-Amur
from
US$ 2 177
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
No need to pay now
Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 – 30 Jul
    • 29 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 3 – 9 Aug
    • 8 – 14 Aug
    • 13 – 19 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Khabarovsk Territory, Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
Or text us in messengers

Tour highlights

Whale watching
Only here you can watch bowhead whales, killer whales, swim next to them in their natural habitat so close that you involuntarily feel the desire to touch them
The most remote and uninhabited corner
We will feel like real travelers, so that later we can be proud that we have managed to overcome ourselves, to see what others will never see.
Wild fishing
Hiking deep into the islands and the mainland to try your luck in mountain rivers, lakes, and sea fishing is also provided

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to the shore of Nikolai Bay

    This is the most difficult stage of our expedition.

    The transfer starts in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where you arrive on your own.

    It is recommended to arrive in Komsomolsk-on-Amur the day before the start of the transfer, so that you can take a break from the long journey.

    Check-out time is at 03:00-05:00 (local time) on our transport.

    The travel time ranges from 15 to 24 hours (much depends on weather conditions and road conditions).

    Meals during the journey will be provided in the form of sandwiches with tea (coffee) and canned food. If you have any special food conditions, vegetarians, etc., then when booking a tour, you must notify our manager about this.

    We remind you that this is the hardest part of our expedition, since throughout the entire journey, which is 600 km, there are no highways, no highways, but there is a dirt road that runs through the taiga, rivers such as Amgun, with a ferry crossing, not a bridge and passing by two checkpoints (checkpoints) Polymetal LLC, entry and exit through which is carried out using special passes, for which we will need your passport data.

    There is a section of forest road where the average speed is 20-30 km/h.

    You will also have to overcome fords, drive through areas with blurred roads, no one is immune from transport breakdowns on the way, too, since the load on equipment is enormous.

    We ask you to gain strength and patience, you will need them. If the road were easy and accessible, then this region would not be called wild…

    The transfer will finish on the shore of Nikolai Bay, where overnight accommodation will be organized at the transshipment base.

    Please note that the conditions at the transshipment base are quite ascetic and field-like, but everything you need to wash up after a long journey and spend the night in a warm space is there.

  • Day 2 - Arrival on the island
  • Day 3 - Bay expedition, hiking and fishing
  • Day 4 - Bay expedition, hiking and fishing
  • Day 5 - Bay expedition, hiking and fishing
  • Day 6 - Rest at the base camp on the island
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
3 more photos

The tour provides accommodation at the transshipment base in tents (2 nights) and at the main base camp on the island in glamping tents (4 nights).

The cost of the tour is 190,000 rubles/person.

The cost of the tour for children is 171,000 rubles/person.

You need your own warm sleeping bag, if there is no sleeping bag, you can take a liner. Please specify the possibility of issuing a sleeping bag when booking.

Transshipment base on the shore of the Sea of Okhotsk 2 nights

Please note that the conditions at the transshipment base are quite ascetic and field-like, but everything you need to wash up after a long journey and spend the night in a warm space is there.

Tent camp 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Khabarovsk Territory, Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Included in price

  • transfer (during the transfer, meals will be provided in the form of sandwiches with tea (coffee) and canned food, meals in the cafe — at your own expense);
  • whale expeditions;
  • accommodation and meals at the transshipment base, as well as during all expeditions;
  • fishing trips as part of a group of at least 5 people. 

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Komsomolsk-on-Amur;
  • accommodation in hotels in Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur;
  • individual fishing trips are organized whenever possible (including depending on available boats) — negotiated and paid separately.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Documents:

  • Passport of the Russian Federation.
  • Medical insurance policy.

Clothing and accessories:

  • Warm jacket/down jacket (waterproof, windproof).
  • Warm pants.
  • Pants (membrane, waterproof, windproof).
  • Hoodies (or hoodies).
  • T-shirts under hoodies.
  • The shoes you will wear + a replacement pair (sneakers will do, preferably waterproof).
  • Rubber boots.
  • Warm socks.
  • The hat is not woolen, but warm.
  • Lingerie.
  • The suit is anti-enciphalytic.
  • Raincoat, raincoat, or waterproof suit.
  • Gloves.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Thermal underwear (it is warm to sleep in a sleeping bag).

Equipment and accessories:

  • Sunglasses.
  • A warm sleeping bag.
  • Koremat.
  • Thermos.
  • Lantern.
  • Waterproof case for phone and documents.
  • Binoculars.
  • Other accessories that you take on trips (including for photos).

Medications:

  • Anti-allergens.
  • Painkillers.
  • Dramina (from seasickness).
  • Individual medications.
  • Activated carbon.
  • Medicines for your own needs.

Personal hygiene:

  • Toothpaste and a brush.
  • A bath towel.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent cream.
  • Cream for wound healing (smears and abrasions).
  • Instead of lenses, it is better to take glasses.
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Requirements for participants
Does the natural factor affect?
Where is the best place to stay before and after the tour?
How to get there?
What are the conditions on the tour?
When is the weather warmer and there are more whales?
Is it possible to increase the comfort of accommodation?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 177
    24 – 30 Jul 7 days 6 nights
    No seats left
  • US$ 2 177
    29 Jul – 4 Aug 7 days 6 nights
    No seats left
  • US$ 2 177
    3 – 9 Aug 7 days 6 nights
    No seats left
  • US$ 2 177
    8 – 14 Aug 7 days 6 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 2 177
    13 – 19 Aug 7 days 6 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now