The 32-island Kuril chain consists of volcanoes rising from the sea floor and stretches between Russia and Japan across the Bering Sea. The larger of the Kuril Islands are inhabited, and most people make their living from the sea, as they have done for generations. Our voyage also includes the Commander Islands, rich in life of all kinds and the final resting place of the famed Danish explorer Vitus Bering.
Day 1: Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
Day 2: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy & depart.
Day 3: At Sea.
Days 4 & 5: The Commander Islands.
Day 6: Zhupanova River.
Day 7: Bukhta Russkaya.
Day 8: Onekotan and Paramushir Islands.
Day 9: Ekarma and Toporkovy Island.
Day 10: Yankicha and Simushir Islands.
Day 11: Chirpoy and Urup Islands.
Day 12: Iturup Island.
Day 13: Kunashir Island.
Day 14: Korsakov Port and depart, with optional visit to Sakhalin Island.
Birding the Russian Far East: 26 May - 08 Jun 2012 (14 days):
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