Our KAMCHATKA trips originate in Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka. You fly out of Anchorage on Yakutia Airlines direct to Petropavlovsk Kamchatka. Trips run Monday to Monday from Anchorage. During 2017 the first flight is July 17 and the last flight is September 4. There are 8 trips : July 17-24, July 24-31, July 31-August 7, Aug 7-14, Aug 14-21, Aug 21-28 and Aug 28– Sept. 4.
Sunday: Arrive in Anchorage. Spend the night. Monday at 7:30 am depart Anchorage. Arrive in Petropavlovsk Tuesday four hours later at 8:00 am after crossing the dateline. Get your bags and clear customs. We helicopter to the river and get fishing right away. We’re on the river on our adventure! Monday: On the last day you can fish till the helicopter gets there. As the chopper sets down in our final camp, you will have experienced the trip of a lifetime in Kamchatka! Helicopter back to Petropavlovsk. Your flight home is at 9:30 pm and you arrive 4 hours later back in Anchorage at 5:50 am Monday the same day after crossing the International Date Line.
We meet you in Petropavlovsk at the airport just outside of Russian Customs. We load up in a bus and drive to the heliport and fly by helicopter to the river. We loan you our waterproof bags for your gear in Kamchatka at the heliport. All of the helicopter flights are included in your trips price. $6850.
Trip insurance is required in Kamchatka. You can buy it direct from Travel Guard. This can include medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance and emergency medical transportation in case of a medical emergency. The best way is to sign up with us at the time you book your trip. This is because the coverage is more extensive and costs less if you purchase your insurance within 15 days of your initial deposit to us or airline reservation. An application is enclosed for you to examine in our fishing information package you receive when you sign up. If you would like trip insurance give call Travel Guard direct at 1-800-826-1300. Or you can buy trip insurance from Red Star Travel.
Our movable camps are the most comfortable in Kamchatka, and allow us to float any section, take our time fishing every hole, cover any distance of a river, and even explore new rivers on the peninsula that could turn out to be the best fishing river in Kamchatka. Our huge cook tents, allow the entire group to sit around a table to share their fishing stories and enjoy three warms meals prepared by their own personal chef. The authentic Russian meals, are an experience that not only delights your taste buds, but adds to the Russian experience. We have the best food in Kamchatka on any fishing trips. Our guests have told us that after visiting the other outfitters in Kamchatka.
No Russian meal is complete without beer and vodka, and if you have room a choice of chocolates and goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fresh caviar made before your eyes, is available on request. Our roomy four man tents , for two people, or two man tents for a single person and extra thick mats, give you the added comfort after a hard day fishing. Our warm showers and hard working guides, will make sure you forget all about that hesitation of choosing a float trip over stationary lodges and tent camps with noisy motorboats. You will soon discover why float trips give you the most adventurous, the best fishing, and most memorable and overall enjoyable Russian experiences. Kamchatka has six species of Pacific Salmon. Yes six! King Salmon and Masu salmon arrive in late may through mid July. Silvers arrive in August and run through October. Chum Salmon run June to September. Sockeye salmon arrive in July and August. Pink salmon August through September. Arctic Char and rare East Siberian Char (Kunja) are great fighters and can be caught any time during the summer. Rainbow trout can be caught all summer as well.