Sea of Okhotsk:
bowhead whales snorkeling camp
10 July - 24 July, 2019 / 23 July - 05 August, 2019 / 03 August - 17 August, 2019 / 16 August - 29 August, 2019

Snorkeling with bowhead whales

This trip is specially designed for nature lovers, photographers and freedivers! Every day we will get our chance to get into the water with the ellusive bowhead whales.

We will be based in a comfortable wooden houses on the shore of Sea of Okhotsk.
The camp is based on the best site for bowhead whales. Everyday we will try to snorkel with these giants using paddle boards.

We will also use speedboats for day trips observing orcas, seals and other marine mammals which can be also spotted in this area.

You love whales and dream to swim with them? Take underwater pictures? Just love big animals? This trip is for you!
Day 1
Departure from Khabarovsk. Day-long transfer with an overnight stay at a campsite in tents at the bank of Amgun river.
Day 2
Transfer to Nikolay bay. Speed boat transfer to the Wrangel bay. Check in to the lodges.
Days 3-12
Approaching whales on paddle boards and freediving with the whales for those willing to get as close as they can. Cruising around Shantar islands and local bays. Trekking around the islands.Tours around the tourist sights of the Okhotsk sea near Nikolay bay and Wrangel bay. Observing bowhead whales, orcas, seals, spawning salmon and most likely even bears.
Day 13
Speed boat transfer to Nikolay bay. Transfer to the Amgun river with an overnight stay at a campsite in tents.
Day 14
Transfer back to Khabarovsk.
Day 15
Daperture from Khabarovsk.
The itinerary is designed for favorable weather conditions and might require adjustment due to changes of the latter. Also it might get adjusted in accordance with the physical fitness of the group members.
Dates and prices

10 July - 24 July, 2019
23 July - 05 August, 2019
03 August - 17 August, 2019
16 August - 29 August, 2019

Price: by request
  • Transfer from\to Nikolay bay, meals on the way, tents for the stay on the Amgun river;
  • accomodation in wooden houses (4 people per room). Single accommodation in tents if required;
  • meals at the camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner);
  • paddle boat, diving weight belt rental fees;
  • guiding services
  • all documents for visiting protected areas
  • border area and reserve entrance permits.
    Not included:
    • Airfares
    • accommodation in Khabarovsk;
    • emergency insurance covering helicopter evacuation;
    • emergency evacuation with no insurance coverage;
    • additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, changes in schedules of flights, breakage of personal gear and equipment through the fault of the public visitors, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances.
    Additional information.
    • We will do our best to provide you the best possible experience; however, the route may be adjusted due to weather conditions.
    • Water temperature from +4С to +8С, surface temperature from +10С to +25С
    • There is little or no mobile coverage in the area. We recommend you to bring your own satellite phone. If you don't have one, the crew can provide you with satellite connection (expenditures not included).

    To-pack list
    • comfortable waterproof footwear, 2 sets (trekking boots, rubberboots);
    • thermal underwear;
    • flashlight;
    • insect repellent;
    • waterproof pants, jacket;
    • hat, woolen socks, gloves, jacket;
    • wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, gloves, socks
    • personal medication
    • towel
    How to get here
    Our route starts from Khabarovsk with internaltional airport (KHV). It's easy to get here from big airports of Russia and other countries.
    Tour leaders
    It's easy to book with us!
    The process of booking becomes easy with Whale Watching Russia.
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    Or write a message. We will answer all your questions, explain all the details and discuss your personal wishes
    Deposit payment
    When you are ready to book expedition, we would ask you to pay the deposit, usually it's 50% of the price. You can pay the rest later, the last payment day is 60 days before expedition start.
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