Whale watching in the Okhotsk sea

If you are looking for something unique, you are on the right track.
There are so many unexplored and incredible beauty places in Russia, where almost no human has ever set foot -
Shantar islands is one of them.

Whale Watching is a captivating, impressive spectacle and an exciting, unforgettable adventure. It is especially fascinating when whales, these huge marine mammals, jump out of the sea with cosmic velocity and splash water around to greet you. Do not miss this breath-taking performance.
  • 3 day-tour
  • 1 city
  • From 1 person to a group
  • No special physical training required
  • Hundreds of fabulously beautiful photos
  • The price includes: accommodation, professional guide, admission fees to all the museums according to the program
Come to Russia with UTA! Join us on an unforgettable journey and create memories that will last forever!
Day 1
-The starting point is the airport of Khabarovsk.
-Travel to the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk (this part of the trip will take 22-36 hours)
Day 2
-Arrival to the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk
-Travel by a high-speed covered boat to get to a comfortable campsite
-Get ready for a delicious seafood dinner and a real bathhouse (banya)
Day 3-6
-Early morning transfer to the largest island of the archipelago - Bolshoy Shantar. You will see rare species of birds and bears which are on Russia's list of seriously endangered species. The shoreline of the Shantar Islands is a home to seals, bowhead whales and North Pacific right whales.
-In the evening you will get a chance to go fishing. We strive to make your experience fun and entertaining.
-You will spend the night in tent ("banya" is included)
Day 7
-Early morning transfer to the Vrangel bay. Dozens of rare species of plants and animals can be found here. Dozens of waterfalls rush down from the steep Shantar shores.
Day 8-10
This is the moment you have been waiting for! The local whales are calm and not afraid of vessels, and they often let people get quite close to them. Sometimes they get so close to the shore, they can be observed several meters from land.
You might also see the bearded seal, largha seal and ringed seal.

Please note we cannot guarantee 100% presence of whales.
Day 11
Return to Khabarovsk
The program includes:
  • Accommodation with breakfast;
  • Registration fee at the hotels;
  • Admission fees to all museums according to the program;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • Transportation with A/C;
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums;
  • All local taxes;
  • Head sets;
  • Visa support letter.
The program doesn't include:

  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Porterage fee

Why choose us
We offer all kinds of traditional and specialized programs for your stay in Russia, which cover historical and cultural aspects.
Our managers are always ready to answer your questions
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