Sea Kayaking in Kamchatka

©Photo by Artem Gromov

Kayaking in Kamchatka is about exploring its bays, islets and caves by kayak. It will get you closer to its wild inhabitants than you ever imagined.

This epic kayaking journey, of roughly 110km, will take you to parts of Kamchatka only accessible by small sea craft. Tracing the coastline of the peninsula south from the calm waters of Avacha Bay, you’ll paddle beneath the shadows of snowy volcanoes and explore mysterious sea caves. Visit the incredible Starichkov Island Nature Reserve – the biggest birds colony and impressive Russkaya Bay, where we will observe vivid marine wildlife.

This is a challenging backcountry kayaking and camping expedition, suitable for experienced paddlers. You’ll pit your skills against some of the most remote tracts of wilderness on the planet - navigating past dramatic capes and riding the swirling Pacific surf. Accompanied by an experienced guides, you’ll experience coastal Kamchatka as a true adventurer. The majestic landscapes, thrilling marine wildlife and sheer remoteness of the Russia’s Far East are sure to leave you in a state of amazement not soon forgotten.

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Mixed (hotel, tents)


Action rating

Group size

8 days / 7 nights


2-8 people

Itinerary View map

Day 1:Welcome to Kamchatka

Meet at the airport and transfer to the guest house in Petropavlovsk. Enjoy a comprehensive city tour after lunch.

Day 2:Avacha Bay and Starichkov Island

Set out from the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Head southwest, traversing the calm waters of Avacha Bay, enclosed on all sides by green hills and snowy volcanoes. Venture out into the open ocean. Ride swirling waves to Starichkov Island Nature Reserve and observe seabirds in incredible numbers.

Day 3:Vilyuchinskaya and Zhirovaya Bays

After circumnavigating the island, we head to the most picturesque bays of Kamchatka – Vilyuchinskaya and Zhirovaya.

Day 4:Sabotajnaya Bay

Early in the morning we jump into kayaks and head to Sabotajnaya bay. Here we will spend some time fishing in the lagoon, swimming and kayaking in icy Vaivaichik Lake.

Day 5-6:Kekurny Cape and Russkaya Bay

Here we will be greeted by the sight of dozens of seals. Russkaya Bay is a reliable spot to watch dolphins play and with a bit of luck, we’ll spot whales on their migration route.

Day 7:Heading back to the city

Board a Sea Catamaran, fro the cruise back to the city. On the way, we will enjoy marine wildlife watching, sea fishing and sunbathing.

Day 8:Departure

It's time to say goodbye as our adventure is finished. After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport.



Guest house in Petropavlovsk, camping on the shores


All meals during kayaking days, breakfasts in the guesthouse


Group arrival and departure airport transfers, all transportation on tour according to the itinerary


Local professional English-speaking guide-kayaker

Activities and sights

All activities and sights indicated in the itinerary


Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
Private departures from Jul to Sep 2018
Private Tour
Available US $3,000 US $300 Reserve
8 days
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