RUSSIAN BAY SEA CRUISE OBSERVING THE SEA LIONS ROOKERY (9-10 HOURS)


Travel period: May — September.

Tour type: sea cruise.

Duration: 9-10 hours.

Group size: 12-15 people.


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In order to catch the sleeping beauty and tranquility of the ocean with its numerous marine animals, we leave the port early in the morning. On the way to the Russian bay you can observe whales and the families of «domestic» killer whales, cutting the bay waters with their black triangular fins.  As we move further towards the bay, you will discover lazy sea otters lying in the sun near the La Perouse stones. Finally, there is a famous sea lions rookery situated at the entrance to the Russian bay (Cape Kekurnyi) and containing about a hundred of animals. Huge males (beach masters) are surrounded by their harem of numerous females. Apart from sea lions the shores are inhabited by various bird colonies: cormorants, puffins, auklets, ducks and gulls swirling in the air and swooping into water for fish.

During our stop in a quiet bay every tour participant will be able to practice fishing and understand why this region is so famous among fishermen. Here one can catch flounder, perch, saffron cod, mackerel, halibut, cod, sculpin etc. A delicious lunch will be prepared for you by our professional cook: traditional fish soup «ukha», some snacks and, of course, exceptional seafood caught by a diver including sea-urchin roe and crab. On the way back to the port our boat will pass by Starichkov island, famous for its bird colonies and you will also get to see a nest of a Steller’s sea eagle which is a wonder of the Far East.

 

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Tour programme:

Boarding the vessel. The cruise commences with exploring Three Brothers rocks, Devil’s finger rocks, Zavoyko Island and so on. Arrival at the Russian Bay. Fishing. Rest. Watching sea lions rookery. Lunch on the boat. Return to the port.

 

Tour price includes:

  • Transfer Hotel – Port – Hotel
  • Vessel rental;
  • Lunch;
  • Fishing gear;
  • Guide services
  • Interpreter services;
  • Cook and Diver services;
  • Accident insurance

Tour price does not include:

  • The rent of diving equipment;
  • Alcohol and tobacco.

Recommended personal equipment:

  • Wind and water-proof jacket, warm gloves, hat;
  • Camera/video camera;
  • Sunglasses,
  • Sunblock cream;
  • Comfortable footwear;
  • Sea-sickness medicine (if needed).

 

*the presence of particular bird and animal species is dependent on season and weather conditions.

** the sequence of sightseeing is dependent on weather conditions and is subject to change.

 

WISHING YOU MANY NEW DISCOVERIES AND A PLEASANT HOLIDAY WITH “RED RIVERS” TOUR COMPANY