Jewel of the Russian Far East« All Spirit of Enderby cruise options
- Day 1 Anadyr / Embark
- Day 2 Bukhta Gavrilla
- Day 3 Pika River & Meinypil’gyno
- Day 4 Bukhta Natalii
- Day 5 Tintikun Lagoon
- Day 6 Koryakskiy Reserve & Verkhoturova Island
- Day 7 Karaginskiy Island
- Days 8-9 Commander Islands
- Day 10 Olga Bay
- Day 11 Zhupanova River/ Bukhta Bechevinskaya
- Day 12 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
- Day 13 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Optional
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Heritage Suite||Mini Suite||Superior Plus||Superior||Main deck||Main Deck Triple|
|Sep 4 '13
|Landing fees: $500|
|Deals, Discounts... Savings!|
|$1000||Sep 4, 13|
|These special offers are applicable only to new bookings. Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.|
- Single clients are matched with a sharer of the same sex in a twin-share cabin. Payment of a single supplement guarantees a single cabin. The single supplement is 1.8 times the price of the voyage with the exception of the suites which are double the single rate.
- Included in the cruise fare is a pre-departure hotel night, group dinner as well as breakfast the next day prior to embarkation.
Day 1 Anadyr / Embark
Explore Anadyr, the administrative center of the Chukotka region, before getting to know your fellow voyagers and crew on board the Spirit of Enderby.
Day 2 Bukhta Gavrilla
This coastline is rich in marine mammals and one creature you will be looking for, in particular, is the walrus.
The bukhta (or bay) was named after Commander Vitus Bering’s ship, the St Gabriel, of the First Kamchatka Expedition. Behind the expansive beach there is a lagoon you can explore for waterfowl and waders.
Day 3 Pika River & Meinypil’gyno
Start the day with a visit to the delta of Pika River – a well known walrus haul-out and one of the few places in the southern part of the range that still get thousands of animals coming to rest on the beach.
Later in the day, visit Meinypil’gyno, a small settlement located on a 40 kilometre long shingle spit. It is a traditional village although renovated under the recent Chukotka government.
Day 4 Bukhta Natalii
Along the Koryak Coast there are many beautiful fiords (bukhtas or bays) and none are more beautiful than Bukhta Natalii. This fiord has two smaller fiords that drain into it from the south; called Bukhta Pavla and Bukhta Petra (named after St Peter and St Paul by Commander Vitus Bering).
Day 5 Tintikun Lagoon
Much of the southern Govena Peninsula was recently made into a State Reserve. There are a number of fiords included in the Reserve; one of the most spectacular is Tintikun Lagoon.
Day 6 Koryakskiy Reserve & Verkhoturova Island
Start the morning in Brown Bear country, an undisturbed habitat within the Koryakskiy Reserve, where you will go bear watching and Zodiac cruising along the coast. Brown Bears come down to the sea coast and into the nearby hills very frequently, and the area is completely protected and rarely visited.
Day 7 Karaginskiy Island
A few miles to the south from Verhoturova Island is the much larger Karaginskiy Island. Here you will encounter some of the first ‘forests’ of the voyage. This is a change from the tundra see previously depicting a sure sign that you are getting further south.
Autumn is the best time for the wild berries and marvel at the richness of the local flora, as many of them would be at their best.
Days 8-9 Commander Islands
The wildlife-rich Commander Islands were first discovered by Commander Vitus Bering when his ship was wrecked here in 1741. He perished on the island along with many of his men. The reports from those that survived led to a ‘fur rush’ and the settlement of the islands.
There are two large islands (Bering and Medney) with two smaller islands Ariy Karmen and Toporkov. These islands are located at the western extremity of the Aleutian chain. The captain intends to explore the islands through a combination of landings and Zodiac cruises.
Day 10 Olga Bay
Olga Bay is a part of the very large Kronotskiy Reserve, which also includes the world-famous Valley of the Geysers. The habitat is quite different to what you will have been experiencing before with lush Kamchatka forests coming right down to the beach line.
The area around Olga Bay is frequented by large numbers of Grey Whales that are usually quite friendly to the visiting boats.
The rising volcanoes in the background will provide a beautiful setting to explore real Kamchatka wilderness.
Day 11 Zhupanova River/ Bukhta Bechevinskaya
This morning make your way along the Zhupanova River by Zodiac. This journey allows you to explore a river habitat which is common in Kamchatka.
Day 12 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
During the night the Spirit of Enderby will enter Avacha Bay which is one of the greatest natural harbours in the world. On the shores of the Bay is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, the capital and administrative centre of the Kamchatka Region.
Your expedition comes to an end today, however you are free to enjoy one final night on board. For some passengers due to outbound flight schedules it is beneficial to disembark today and take advantage of a complimentary transfer to the airport.
For those remaining onboard, enjoy a free day for exploring and a number of optional excursions including a trip into the world-famous Valley of the Geysers, an excursion to one of the nearby volcanoes or a day exploring the city, including the museums and markets are included.
Day 13 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Optional
Disembark the ship after breakfast for your continued journey home.
Itinerary NotesNot included in cruise fare:
Government landing fees: $550 per person
Special Itinerary Note: You can join this expedition either in Anadyr, Russia (Day 1) or in Nome, Alaska. Those starting in Nome will fly by a charter flight (approximate fee of $1000) to Anadyr and will join the ship and the expedition members who have traveled direct to Anadyr. Sample Itinerary is as follows: Day 0: Nome Those departing from Nome, Alaska, should arrive in Nome before midday and preferably the previous night. On arrival, check in with Bering Air at the Nome Airport for your charter flight. During this flight you will cross the International Date Line, arriving into Anadyr on Day 1 of the expedition itinerary above. You will clear Russian Customs and Immigration.
Circumstances may be encountered during your voyage which will make it necessary or desirable to deviate from the proposed itinerary. These circumstances include poor weather and opportunities for making unplanned excursions. Your Expedition Leader will keep you fully informed during the voyage.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 30%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|180 Days or more||$950 per person|
|90 days or less||100% trip cost|
Spirit of Enderby
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 48
- Ice Breaker Ship
The Spirit of Enderby is perfect for expedition travel. It carries just 48 passengers in very comfortable accommodations with semi-private and private bath facilities. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top New Zealand and Australian chefs. The Spirit of Enderby measures 72 meters in length and is fully ice-strengthened. Powered by two 1,560 horse power diesel engines. It is capable of speeds of up to 12 knots.
The real focus and emphasis of every expedition aboard the Spirit of Enderby is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that you visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Capitan and crew.
Life onboard Spirit of Enderby
The Spirit of Enderby was designed and built as a Research Vessel and still undertakes some research work when not involved with passenger cruises. Ship amenities and services include:
The Bar: ‘Globe’
Situated on the Middle deck aft (400 level cabins), enjoy the range of beverages available (beers, wines, soft drinks and spirits). Opening hours are variable, depending on the activities of the day onboard (e.g. lectures, landings). Opening hours are indicated on daily program.
Dining Room: ‘Ice Culture’
Australian and New Zealand chefs will delight you with international cuisine, prepared with the freshest products available. The chefs onboard can prepare food according to your special dietary needs (providing this information in advance of departure date, specified on the booking form). The Spirit of Enderby regrets to inform that Kosher, Halal and Vegan meals are NOT available onboard.
Carried on the Spirit of Enderby is a fleet of RIB’s, (rigid inflatable boats) sometimes referred to as zodiacs. These extremely safe and stable craft will land you at some of the most amazing places. Also, specially designed and built Hovercraft give you unprecedented capability in Antarctica, allowing you to land in places that are inaccessible to other ships.
A well stocked library is located on the Middle Deck. Guests are welcome to use it at any time. The Library carries card and board games and is equipped with electricity outlets to facilitate the use of laptops, video cameras and digital cameras.
This room has seating for all the passengers to attend lectures and films screened during the voyage. It is well equipped for Power Point presentations, slide shows, video films and similar. It is located below the Lower Deck.
The Spirit of Enderby carries a Medical Adviser and a well-equipped medical clinic situated on the Middle Deck. The medical adviser is available 24 hours a day.
The Spirit of Enderby is equipped with the Iridium satellite phone for phone calls and for receiving and sending emails.
Accommodations aboard the Spirit of Enderby
Large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed, single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers, and fridge. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large forward and side facing windows with great views.
A small bedroom with a 3/4 bed and a single bed in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower. toilet and washbasin. This suite has windows.
Cabins have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Cabins have one bunk (an upper and lower – two), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Cabins have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.
Main Deck Triple
This cabin has one bunk (one upper and one lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.
The History of Spirit of Enderby
The name Spirit of Enderby honors the work and the vision of the Enderby Brothers of London. The Enderby Captains were at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost 40 years in the early 1800’s. It also celebrates Enderby Island, arguably the greatest Sub-antarctic Island in the world.
Upper Deck, large lounge area, separate bedroom with matrimonial bed, private bath facilities and panoramic windows
Upper deck, small bedroom with a 3/4 bed and a single bed in the lounge, private bath facilities and windows
Upper and Middle Decks, two lower berth accommodations with private bath facilities and window
Middle Deck, upper and lower berth accommodations, private bath facilities and window
Main Deck, two lower berth accommodations with shared bath facilities.
|Main Deck Triple|
Main Deck, triple accommodations with shared bath facilities.