SAILING BACKCOUNTRY CAMP
Sailing backcountry is a unique journey that you can experience in Russia only in Kamchatka. We are going to sail the Pacific ocean on a sea catamaran or yacht along the beautiful and deeply indented eastern coast of the peninsula.
Our goal is a cozy fjord called the Russkaya Bay that is cut into the land for 8 kilometers. This amazing spot will be our home for six days. We are going to climb the neighbourng hills and have mind-blowing rides, sunbathe in the gentle May sun, and practice sea kayaking.
A special highlight of the journey is a visit to the wild rookery of Northern sea lions.
Arrival at the airport in Elizovo town (30 km from the capital city). Our representatives meet the participants and take them to the hot springs "Zelenovskie Ozerki" and take the photo by the famous monument "Russia begins Here" and from a look-out platform with stunning views of the Avacha Bay and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Lunch in a cafe in the city. Check-in at the catamaran at 20:00 (or at the hotel depending on the weather conditions). Dinner. Night rest.
Breakfast. Transition to the Russkaya Bay of the Avacha Gulf. Lunch. Ski tour / backcountry to one of the nearest hills. Theory and practice of the avalanche safety. Sea kayaking. Dinner. Night rest.
Days 3 – 6
The next three days will be devoted to ski touring / backcountry to the various mountain peaks located in the Russkaya Bay. After lunch on the ship we are going to practice sea kayaking, considered to be one of the most eco-friendly and harmonic types of travel.
By the way, kayaking is available even to those who do not know how to swim, as the boats have great resistance to water, and each participant receives a life jacket that gives the opportunity to stay afloat in case the boat turns over. By choosing Sailing Backcountry Camp you will have a great opportunity not only to finish triumphally the winter skiing / snowboarding, but also to open the summer season on kayaks.
One day during our stay in the Russkaya Bay we will go on a mini-trip to the Cape Kekurny wto see a wild rookery of Northern sea lion. We will observe these wonderful curious animals in their natural habitat literally from an arm's length.
Breakfast. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Lunch on the ship, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and night rest.
Breakfast. Extra day. Excursion to the only interactive popular science Museum of Volcanoes in Russia. Optionally you can take part in various additional excursions such as dog-sledding, surfing, ski-tour / backcountry, snowmobile trip to the Mayachniy Cape, heli-ski or MTB (contact the managers for more info). Dinner. Night rest.
Transfer to the airport with arrival at the fish market and a souvenir shop.
12-14 people, catamaran "KOSATKA"
Cost (one person):
145 000 rubles - programs 1-4 (3-beds room)
147 000 rubles (twin/double)
135 000 rubles - program 5 (3-beds room)
137 000 rubles (twin/double)
1 April 20-28th
2 April 26th – May 4th
3 May 4-12th
4 May 10-18th FULL
5 May 18-26th FULL
We are always eager to meet your needs.
If the given the dates do not suit you, contact us
and we will figure it out.
There are three ways to get to the Russkaya Bay:
There by catamaran and back by helicopter (Program 1 and 3);
There by helicopter and back by catamaran (Program 2 and 4);
There and back by catamaran (Program 5).
The total cost includes:
- transfers and transportations;
- accommodation in the city and on board of the catamaran;
- breakfasts and dinners in city, full board while sailing, lunches on routes;
- guides services;
- catamaran crew services;
- interpreter services;
- processing of documents necessary for migratory services and Federal Security Service in Russia;
- professional photographers services;
- a set qualitative photos and videos to each participant of a group - rent of avalanche equipment (airbag, shovel, probe, transceiver);
- introductory excursion on the first day;
- sailing from the town to the program spot;
- full board;
- using of motorized boats for bays walks;
- using of kayak boats and equipment;
- entrance fee to the Museum of Volcanoes;
- rent of beepers.
The total cost does not include:
- airplane tickets;
- rent of individual equipment: skis/ snowboards;
- entrance tickets to the Zelenovskiye hot springs;
- extra activities;
- other expenses concerned with the program planning and arranging;
- lunches in the town (except for breakfasts in the guesthouse).
The calculation of the cost in currency different from rubles depends on the course of exchange in a day of money order.
Please keep in mind the time difference and the flight duration. From Moscow it is necessary to fly the day before the program starts. On the way back you arrive to Moscow on the same day.
The plan for the ski areas is exemplary. Every day, the ski area is decided by the senior guide depending on the weather, snow conditions and avalanche danger.