This epic Kamchatka kayaking tour covering roughly 110km of rarely visited Pacific Coast will take you to parts of this dramatic region only accessible by small sea craft. Tracing the peninsula’s shoreline 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 – one of the Pacific’s largest seabird colonies, and impressive Russkaya Bay for world class marine mammal encounters. Discover a side of the Kamchatkan wilderness only a few have ever experienced on an unforgettable Russian sea kayaking adventure.
- Be immersed in the scenic splendour of Avacha Bay, a tranquil harbour surrounded by soaring cliffs and coastal forests. Dramatic rock formations rise from the water, including the ‘Three Brothers’, said to be the guardians of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
- The vast colonies of seabirds that nest on Starichkov Island Nature Reserve are a breathtaking sight. You’ll see thousands of cormorants, gulls, guillemots and puffins, while in the morning, dozens of largo seals can be found sunbaking on the rocks
- With its 3km sandy beach, Zhirovaya Bay is one of the most beautiful locations on the Kamchatkan coast. Here you’ll find the mouth of the Zhirovaya River, surrounded by lush green hills and hot springs
- Drop in at Sabotajnaya Bay for some chill-out time, fishing in the local lagoon. Brown bears often come here to catch spawning salmon, providing awesome opportunities for a photo session
- Russkaya Bay is located in the south-western part of the Avacha Gulf, whose craggy shores are reminiscent of the Norwegian fjords. The panoramas of imposing inland volcanoes add to the dramatic impact of being inside this spectacular bay.