Hokkaido: Japan's Wild Island

Hokkaido: Japan's Wild Island
May 19, 2018
16 Days
Aboard the Caledonian Sky
100 Guests
From $13,980

Book by January 31, 2017 for Early Booking Savings

Spectacled Guillemots, Japan

Expedition Highlights

  • Wander through vast fields of wildflowers on Rebun Island, the “Floating Island of Flowers” that makes up part of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park.
  • Search for Japanese pygmy-woodpeckers, white-tailed eagles, Eurasian bullfinches, and iconic red-crowned cranes, along with millions of migratory seabirds that breed on Teuri Island.
  • Explore spectacular Shikotsu-Toya National Park, a UNESCO Global Geopark noted for its two namesake caldera lakes, as well as hot springs and extensive hiking trails.
  • Join locals at the buzzing asaichis (morning markets) in Abashiri and Hakodate.
  • Learn about the indigenous Ainu culture at the Museum of Northern Peoples and experience a traditional Cossack performance in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Expedition Team

Caledonian Sky

The all-suite, 100-guest Caledonian Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2012, her beautifully designed public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge with piano, elegant bar, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, sun deck, library, and small gym. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, flat screen television, spacious wardrobes, and dressing table. The Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands and is equipped to offer scuba diving.

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