Wild Siberia: Kamchatka, Sea of Okhotsk & Sakhalin

This expedition has no scheduled departures at this time.

The expansive region bordering the Sea of Okhotsk is one of the planet’s least-explored and most remarkable destinations for untouched forests, pristine tundra, and vast amounts of wildlife. Here, you’ll find a number of whale species including orca and bowhead; basking seals and sea lions by the thousands; and millions of seabirds. Aboard the all-suite, Caledonian Sky, this Siberia expedition will take you from Kamchatka to the Kurils and then a Sea of Okhotsk tour to explore remote shores and isolated islands long closed to Westerners. Siberia adventure travelers—from birders and botanists to photographers and nature-lovers—will revel in this breathtaking environment where nature has exceeded herself, and travelers have barely started to explore.

Siberia and Sea of Okhotsk expedition highlights:

  • Discover huge concentrations of seabirds in a frenzy of breeding activity—northern fulmars, puffins, guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, auklets, and more.
  • Cruise by Zodiac along rocky islets and remote shores to search for the area’s prolific marine and wildlife—including bears, Arctic foxes, seals, whales, and the mighty Steller’s sea eagle.
  • Photograph a variety of stunning scenery, from smoking, snow-capped volcanoes to wildflower- studded tundra.
  • Witness the “auklet haze,” an amazing spectacle on your Siberia tour where huge flocks of whiskered auklets return to their roosts en masse as dusk falls.
  • Follow in the historic wake of legendary explorer, Vitus Bering, the founder of Petropavlovsk and one of the earliest Sea of Okhotsk adventure travelers.

Expedition Activities

Birding, Hiking & Trekking, Photography, Wildlife & Nature

Multimedia

  • Brown bear

  • Kuril Islands

  • Least auklet

  • Arctic fox

  • Auklet haze

  • Tufted puffin

  • Grizzly bear

  • Norther fur seals and Steller's sea lions

  • Kuril Islands

  • Provideniya, Russia

  • Steller's sea eagle