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Sailing Kamchatka

Ski-tour with accommodation on a sailing catamaran
Tour: 8 days
5 skiing days
Sea lion watching

You are invited to join a unique tour, that is possible only in Russia and only in Kamchatka. Our goal is the cosy Russkaya Bay, extending 8 km inland. It will become your home over the following 6 days. 

We will ski and snowboard up- and downhill in spectacular surroundings, sunbathe in the gentle sun and those who wish, can try sea kayaking. A highlight will be a visit to the sea lion rookery.

Required level of skiing: beginners and above.

Sailing Kamchatka
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Program
Day 1
Arrival in Kamchatka
Arrival at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky International Airport. Meeting the team at the airport and transfer to the guest house. Here we have two options (to be decided by the guides based on the weather forecast and other factors): Option 1: Transfer to the heliport with a stop at a café and some shopping before the voyage. Flight to Russkaya Bay, where our sailing catamaran “Kosatka” is already moored waiting for you. Overnight on the catamaran. Briefing and distribution of equipment. Dinner and rest. Option 2: Transfer to the guest house, check-in. Dinner and rest. Flight to Russkaya Bay the following day.
Day 2-5
Ski-tour, additional activities
Breakfast. Ski-tour / backcountry to various mountain peaks around Russkaya Bay. Dinner. On one of the days of our stay in Russkaya Bay, we will have a mini sea voyage to Cape Kekurny to see the sea lion rookery. Weather permitting, kayaking to the rookery may also be possible. Dinner. Overnight stay on the catamaran.
Day 6
Transfer to the city
Breakfast. Ski-tour / backcountry (time allowing), packing and flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Check-in at the guest house, dinner and rest.
Day 7
Free day
Breakfast. Spare / free day. Additional activities: dog sledding, ski-tour / backcountry, freeride with drop-offs by snowmobile, heli-ski, surfing, etc. Dinner and rest.
Day 8
Airport transfer
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport with a stop at the fish market and souvenir shop.
We will help you choose a program and book a place
What is included in the price?
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • all transfers according to the tour programme
  • manager support
  • accommodation
  • breakfast and dinner in the guest house
  • 3 meals a day on board
  • guides
  • photo and / or video (2-3 days)
  • a complete set of avalanche equipment: beeper, probe, shovel, walkie-talkie, avalanche backpack
  • helicopter charter to the Russkaya Bay and back
  • trips on motor boats
  • sea kayak rental
What is not included in the price?
  • return flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • equipment rental
  • lunch
  • additional services
  • ski pass and thermal pool entrance tickets
  • medical insurance
Please note:
  • the order of tour days may change
  • health insurance is compulsory for everyone
  • skiing area plan is approximate
  • foreign citizens are required to pay an additional fee of ₽25,000 (for permits, documents, English-speaking guide, etc.)
Reviews of our program participants
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone. It is the second tour that I am with you, and I will definitely return, I really want to. I’m glad that such wonderful people have joined into a team, and you are wonderful. You made us feel welcome.

Natalia (Russia), 2021

I visited Kamchatka for the first time and immediately fell in love with this place! Every day of the tour was so intense that there was no free time left, and I didn’t even have any desire to “be idle” on the phone. Many thanks to the organisers, we will definitely return for other tour.

Marina (Moscow), 2018

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Visit the Vulcanarium Museum
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List of things
Personal items
  • Wind- and waterproof membrane jacket (preferably with insulation)
  • Comfortable lightweight and quick-dry sports pants that can keep you warm in low temperatures
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Warm vest
  • A pair of t-shirts
  • Underwear, incl. thermal underwear
  • A hat
  • Socks (several pairs)
  • Gloves
  • Swimming suit
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Casual winter shoes
  • Rubber slippers or runners for moving around the catamaran
Gear and equipment
  • Alpine skis / snowboard
  • Ski / snowboard boots
  • Ski skins / snowshoes
  • Ski poles
  • Regular backpack
  • Mask and helmet
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Answers to frequently asked questions
What kind of medical insurance is required?
The insurance must be valid throughout the entire duration of the tour and cover the following: “freeride / off-piste skiing or snowboarding / skiing or snowboarding in non-marked areas”. Merely stating “Mountain skiing” will not suffice! Medical insurance is mandatory for all tour participants.
How is the level of skiing determined in advance?
In the combined group, we can never guarantee a certain level of skiing. We base our judgement on the answers provided by our guests to the following questions: How long have you been skiing? How often? Where do you ski? How can you define your level of skiing? But the answers are always subjective and everyone can interpret the questions differently.<br> <br>
How many guides accompany a group?
Groups up to 4 people – 1 guide; 5 – 9 people – 2 guides; 10 – 15 people – 3 guides; 16 – 19 people – 4 guides.
What to do on free days?
We have a variety of additional seasonal activities not included in your main tour. Please contact us for more details.
Is it possible to arrive before the start of the tour?
Yes, you can arrive earlier if you wish. Please let us know when booking a tour, that you are planning to arrive earlier, and we will help you find accommodation and plan your stay.
What is the time difference with Kamchatka?
With Moscow +9 hours (if it is 12:00 in Moscow, it is 21:00 in Kamchatka).<br>
What is the best way to buy airplane tickets to join a tour?
When buying airplane tickets, it is important to consider the time difference between the point of departure and Kamchatka. For example, if your tour starts on 01 April, it means that you need to be in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on 01 April. And it means that you need to depart from Moscow, Novosibirsk or Irkutsk on 31 March. From Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Sakhalin or Blagoveshchensk, you can depart on the same date, provided there is a convenient flight. You can arrive at any hour of the day or night of your tour start date, or earlier. Next-day (after the start date) arrival is not permitted, irrespective of the tour programme. Depending on the weather, the tour schedule may change and you risk missing the start of the tour, which is not refundable. The last date of the tour is the return flight date. You may fly back on this date or any time after. If returning to Moscow, you will land on the same date you departed from Kamchatka. The same applies to other cities in Russia, with a difference of one hour.
What are my additional expenses when in Kamchatka?
Your additional expenses may be alcohol, lunch on a free day, caviar, fish you may buy on the market for yourself or as a souvenir. You will also most likely want to buy presents for yourself and family and friends.
I would like to travel with a partner, but he (she) does not ski. What can you suggest?
We custom-design tours for guests who do not ski or snowboard in accordance with their interests so that they still spend a lot of time with those who do: in the evenings or on certain trips. Many our guests have availed of this option!
Sailing Kamchatka
Ski-tour with accommodation on a sailing catamaran
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