The crescent moon beach and marine life of Zhirovaya Bay
Strolling the expansive crescent-moon beach of Zhirovaya Bay, you’ll sample a small slice of Kamchatka coastal life: fishermen working the summer salmon run, bright-eyed seals popping up in the surf and sea birds gliding over ocean swells. However to have Kamchatka’s marine life further unravel before you, take a fascinating ride on the MV Kathleen out to Starichkov Island. See the surrounds of Petropavlovsk from the sea, explore the shores of the Avachinskaya bay, watch enormous, squabbling colonies of seabirds, and see sea lions, orcas and otters in their natural habitat. Rounded off with a spot of sea fishing and an onboard bowl of Ukha fish soup, you’ll have seen what few have seen and been comfortably absorbed by the full Kamchatka coastal experience.