Russian Far East

Russian Far East

“I can still remember the awe I felt at Kolyuchin Island, what a magnificent place. We landed at night, and because of the midnight sun, it was still light out. We sat amid hundreds of thousands of nesting puffins, both crested and horned. We stared up at the cliff’s face to watch them feed, and chatter and the kittiwakes dart in and out. We wandered through a graveyard of ancient walrus skulls left over from the hunting days. And then there were the wildflowers bringing vibrant color to the rocky landscape. It is a bit of northern paradise.” (Lynn Cross)

These trips offer unique opportunities to explore this Russia’s remote and culturally rich environs. Traversing the coast of the Chukotka Pennisula, through the Bering Strait, passengers are offered a unique and historical journey. The Bering Strait itself pays homage to the remarkable 18th century expedition of Commander Vitus Bering, a Danish Ship Captain who was in the service of Tsar Peter the Great. This narrow passage separating the Asian and American continents is a migratory channel for huge numbers of sea birds and whales. Passengers will delight in gathering on deck keeping their eyes peeled and their binoculars ready for the blows of the Gray Whale, Minke Whale, and occasionally the ghostly Beluga.

On the landings and much to the delight of the naturalists on board, you will have the chance to watch the land come alive with color as the blooming Arctic wildflowers blanket the landscape. Birders will relish the rare opportunities to catch a glimpse of the nesting Least Auklets, Crested Auklets, Tufted Puffins, Horned Puffins, guillemots and many others. There will be opportunities to see at least 40 different species of birds that fish, nest and make this area their home. Wrangle Island, a popular stop on these expeditions is known for it’s fabulous wildlife. Depending on the flow of the ice, there is a chance to see the polar bears that den here in the winter, and also the Walrus, with their tusks clacking. Musk ox and reindeer also thrive on Wrangle Island as do tundra geese.

Trips in
Arctic 2018.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
Jun 14 - Jun 26, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,500 - $11,000
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Jun 14 - Jul 02, 2018 (19 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $19,530 - $45,720
Very Limited Availability
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Dec 31st 2017
Jun 26 - Jul 09, 2018 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,200 - $11,900
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Anadyr/Nome
Jul 02 - Jul 13, 2018 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,170 - $26,730
Limited Availability
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Dec 31st 2017 Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
Jul 09 - Jul 23, 2018 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,900 - $11,000
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Jul 14 - Jul 25, 2018 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,170 - $28,260
Limited Availability
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Dec 31st 2017 Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Vista and below.
Jul 25 - Aug 13, 2018 (20 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $17,370 - $42,930
Limited Availability
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Dec 31st 2017
Aug 06 - Aug 20, 2018 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,500 - $13,800
Very Limited Availability
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 13 - Aug 25, 2018 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,730 - $24,300
Available
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Dec 31st 2017 Single Supplement reduced to 50% for Vista and below.
Aug 20 - Sep 03, 2018 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,500 - $13,800
Full
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Sep 03 - Sep 15, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,800 - $10,300
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr
Sep 10 - Sep 26, 2018 (17 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,590 - $37,040
Very Limited Availability
Le Boreal Flights included: Seattle/Nome & Anchorage/Seattle
Trips in
Arctic 2019.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
Jul 25 - Aug 10, 2019 (17 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,080 - $29,250
Available
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Dec 31st 2017 Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Vista and below.
Sep 18 - Oct 02, 2019 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,750 - $35,100
Available
Le Boreal Flights included: Seattle/Nome & Anchorage/Seattle