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
Aug 06 - Aug 20, 2018 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,500 - $13,800
Full
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 13 - Aug 25, 2018 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,900 - $27,200
Full
Single Supplement reduced to 25% 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
Trips in
Arctic 2019.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
May 28 - Jun 09, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,925 - $11,550
Very Limited Availability
Jun 18 - Jul 09, 2019 (22 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $25,850 - $49,990
Very Limited Availability
Jun 25 - Jul 06, 2019 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,200 - $10,815
Available
Jun 25 - Jul 08, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,660 - $12,450
Available
Jul 08 - Jul 22, 2019 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,500 - $13,100
Very Limited Availability
Jul 09 - Jul 21, 2019 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $16,230 - $31,250
Available
Free R/T International Air Seattle/Nome & Anchorage/Seattle Expires Oct 31st 2018
Jul 21 - Aug 11, 2019 (22 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $25,850 - $49,990
Full
Jul 22 - Aug 05, 2019 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,025 - $14,500
Very Limited Availability
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Jul 25 - Aug 10, 2019 (17 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,430 - $30,600
Available
10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Aug 31st 2018 Free R/T Int'l Air, Expires Sept 30th 2018 Single Supplement reduced to 75% for Vista and below.
Aug 05 - Aug 19, 2019 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,025 - $14,500
Full
Aug 11 - Aug 23, 2019 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $16,230 - $31,250
Full
Aug 19 - Sep 02, 2019 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,025 - $14,500
Very Limited Availability
Aug 23 - Sep 04, 2019 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $16,230 - $31,250
Available
Sep 02 - Sep 14, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,800 - $10,300
Available
Sep 04 - Sep 16, 2019 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $16,230 - $31,250
Available
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