Shantar Islands

Shantar Islands - one of the most beautiful and mystical places of our vast country. The total area of the archipelago is 2.5 thousand kilometers, it includes 15 islands with a beautiful nature. Shantar Islands are called one of the most unusual places in the world. Eight months of the year the islands are covered with ice, the melting of glaciers ends in August. Islands - one of the few places on earth where in the height of summer you can swim among icebergs. Landscapes of the archipelago are amazing in their beauty, there is a huge number of cliffs of the most bizarre shapes and colors - pink, green, red, white, all that you can imagine. Once upon there were people, now except for a few workers of the meteorological station on the islands no one lives, the quiet and tranquil atmosphere of this place will bring thoughts into order, and the amazing nature will help to relax after the noisy city bustle. On steep banks you can see a lot of waterfalls, rivers and lakes, where there are a variety of species of fish - pink salmon, rudd, malma, salmon, char, mikizha and others. Brown bears walk along the shores, many birds fly, whales, killer whales and seals float along the shores. All this is admirable and causes a desire to return to this place again and again.

Option 1: 12 days tour by cars and high-speed boats.

 Tour plan:

Day 1

Meeting at the airport "Khabarovsk Novy", where our group will begin the way to the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, which lasts from 20 to 36 hours (taking into account a possible spending the night on the road) depending on the passing of the posts of the regime objects (it is possible to spend the night in tents on the Amgun River). Our way will pass through the gold mining site of Polymetal, where gold mining is carried out by the method of flotation leaching, you can certainly appreciate and admire the scale of this enterprise.

Day 2

Arrival on the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, Gulf of Nicholas, transfer to the base of Wrangel Bay, sauna, rest.

Day 3 – 6

The beginning of the excursion program, departures within the base, a whale watching program, bird and seals observation.

Day 7

Morning rise, moving to Onghachan bay. Accommodation in rooms, guest cabins, sauna is available. The way on high-speed boats in the Sea of Okhotsk is from 4 to 6 hours, the speed of movement depends on the weather. On the way, a meeting with killer whales and whales is very possible.

Day 8 – 9

Departure to the island of Bolshoy Shantar, Cape Raduzhny, Yakshino bay, B. Shantar meteorological station, 18th century fat-smelters (history of American whaling), Utichy Island, Ptichy Island, Feklistova Island, Arka Island, Sukhotin Island, Shilov Island, Southern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. Arrival in Onghachan Bay, sauna, rest (overnight in tents on the islands), fishing.

Day 10 -11

Transfer to the Gulf of Nicholas, departure to Khabarovsk, the way is from 22 to 36 hours, depending on the passing the posts of the regime object. Departure takes place from a fishing complex where you can buy fresh red caviar and see with your own eyes the process of industrial providing of salmon and other fish.

Day 12

Arrival to Khabarovsk.

IMPORTANT!!! The plan of events directly depends on the weather conditions. Due to weather conditions, there may be objective delays during the way, which also affects the duration of the tour and visits to certain objects.

Accommodation: Base of Wrangel Bay, a tent camp, Ongachan Base, houses for 4-6 people.

 

Note: (Transfer to the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk is carried out by buses of Toyot Hayes brand, at a distance of 130 km, depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to replace the car with the all-wheel drive vehicle Gazel, Ural). The tour plan can be changed by the manager based on weather and other unforeseen circumstances. The group consists of 12-14 people. (the minimum group is 10 people). Cost: $2200 US per person.

Included: The tour includes everything you need for the route from and to Khabarovsk, except for alcohol, food where there is a cafe (cafe at own expense) and things of personal use.

 

There will be:

  • Accommodation on the basis of magnificent Ongachan, in a tent camp in Wrangel Bay (there is a house for 14 people, a sauna and other infrastructure)

  • Delicious food (choraban (hot smoked meat or fish), shurpa (soup or meat broth), different seafood, etc.)

  • Cook, instructor, tour guide

  • Obtaining permission to visit the national park

  • Obtaining permission to travel on private roads, obtaining permission to travel through a facility

  • Daily excursions to the most interesting places in the western Sea of Okhotsk, the Shantar Islands and the coasts (depending on weather conditions), whale watching

  • All group equipment and equipment for the tour

  • Watching movies, board games, etc.

  • Bed linen on the basis of Ongachan

  • Daily sauna

 

Additional paid services:

  • Full insurance against accidents (evacuation from any place by helicopter and with medical escort) about 2000 rubles (depending on amount and duration)

  • Hiring a videographer and photographer (negotiated separately depending on the client's requirements).

  • Sleeping bag for the tour $35 / tour

  • High boots (swamps) $20 / tour

 

The price does not include:

  • Personal things, sleeping bag,

  • Meals in a café during the way

  • Alcohol

Option 2: 11 days tour by helicopter and speedboat:

 

Day 1

Flight Khabarovsk - Okha, departure to the coast of Sakhalin, the journey takes 1 hour, organization of rest in the field camp, walking along the coast, preparation for the sea crossing along the South of the Sea of Okhotsk.

Day 2

Early departure on boats along the Southern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, visiting the coast, Wrangel Bay, sauna, rest. Beginning of the whale watching program. On the way, it is likely to see gray whales, killer whales, beluga whales, fin whales and bowhead whales.

Day 3 - 10

Active part of the program, whale watching, speedboat trips, fishing, excursions, visiting the Shantar archipelago, getting acquainted with nature and history, evening bonfire, sauna, etc. Accommodation in Ongokan Bay and Wrangel Bay. The bases have all the infrastructure, sauna, showers, guest cabins. During the traveling, accommodation will be in a tent camp on the Feklistov Island in the Pankov Bay.The islands that we will visit: M. Shantar, Beliachy Island, B. Shantar Island, Feklitstov Island, Utichy Island, Southern Island, Sredny Island, Shilov Island, Arka Island and other small islands. During the program you can watch gray whales, killer whales, beluga whales and bowhead whales.

Day 11

Morning rise, departure by helicopter Mi-8 to Briakan and further by bus of tourist class to Khabarovsk.

Cost: $3800US p/p, if there are 10 people in the group. With fewer people, it is possible to join an Russian group.

IMPORTANT!!! The plan of events directly depends on the weather conditions. Due to weather conditions, there may be objective delays during the way, which also affects the duration of the tour.

Accommodation: Base of Wrangel Bay, a tent camp, Ongachan Base, houses for 4-6 people.

Included: The tour includes everything you need for the route from and to Khabarovsk, except for alcohol and things of personal use.

There will be:

• Departure from Ongochan Bay by helicopter Mi-8 to Briakan and then by bus to Khabarovsk.

•         Accommodation on the basis of magnificent Ongachan, in a tent camp in Wrangel Bay (there is a house for 14 people)

•         Delicious food (schoraban (hot smoked meat or fish), shurpa (soup or meat broth), different seafood, etc.)

•         Cook, instructor, tour guide

•         Obtaining permission to visit the national park

•         Daily excursions to the most interesting places in the western Sea of Okhotsk, the Shantar Islands and the coasts (depending on weather conditions), whale watching

•         All group equipment and equipment for the tour

•         Boots and fishing tackle (can be provided on site)

•         Watching movies, board games, etc.

•         Bed linen on the basis of Ongachan

•         Daily sauna

Additional paid services:

•         Full insurance against accidents (evacuation from any place by helicopter and with medical escort) about 2000 rubles (depending on amount and duration)

•         Sleeping bag for the tour $35 / tour

•         High boots (swamps) $20 / tour

The price does not include:

•         Personal things, sleeping bag

•         Meals in a café during the way from Briakan to Khabarovsk

•         Tickets Khabarovsk – Oha, air ticket to Khabarovsk

Office 920, 65 Dzerjinskogo street

Khabarovsk,

680000 Russia

amurtigertracking@gmail.com

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