You have a possibility to communicate with a baby seal, looking like an animated soft toy, - furry, white, with huge black eyes - only in two places of Earth. One of these places is situated in Canada, near Magdallen islands, another - in Russia in ices of the White Sea. Each year Greenland seals come here in the end of winter. In early spring seal cow gives birth to a one, as a rule, baby. And each year this wonderful event attracts people to come here.
The impression you get here remains fresh throughout many years, because everything is simple, beautiful and concise on ice. Vast expanse, ice fields, seals with their babies and absolute idyll. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful, you get distracted from everyday life and the whole world is perceived in a different way. Cosmonaut Vitaly Sevastyanov compared his impression from these sights and the sights from space. He says it is the same global sight. You perceive everything in light of purity, freedom and simplicity. There is no that complexity of your everyday life with its plenty of trifles, which doesn't let you to understand something the most important.
Jingling silence of the White Sea, low cries, resembling "mum", - all this fills you with "inner happiness". Newborn baby seals are considered to be one of the most beautiful animals on Earth by right. And this is one of unique quivering wonder of the world, which you can admire and enjoy communication with.
The arctic and northern seas' ices are called "maternity hospitals" of Greenland seals, because they have no other natural enemies there but people. And it is especially important because newborn baby seals during their first weeks cannot even move properly not to say about swimming. This makes them especially vulnerable.
Unfortunately, the amount of newborn baby seals reduces each year because of fodder supply exhaustion, water pollution and global rise in temperature. That is why a visit to seals is not only an unforgettable adventure, but also real help to newborn baby seals.
And one more important detail: the whole income from this program is left at the White Sea coast, because the "Wildlife Discovery Club", registered in Letnaya Zolotitsa village gives work to its inhabitants all year round.
1. «Visit to newborn baby seals». Letnaya Zolotitsa. Solovki. Anzer. Baby seals.
Date of arrival: March 6th 2017
Assembly point - 9.00, waiting room in airport «Vaskovo» (Archangelsk)
1st day. Flight en-route Archangelsk - Letnaya Zolotitsa. Accommodation. Acquaintance. Dinner. Observation excursion over eco-hotel territory. Supper. Meeting on security (rules of behavior near helicopter, on ice-floe with seals). Brief information about Greenland seals life.
2nd day. Breakfast. Departure to ice floe. During the flight over White Sea the most beautiful views are opening - unique multicolor patterns of ice field with its cracks, polynia and channels. The view in window is constantly changing: shoals of white whales, lonely walruses, and numerous male seal monasteries, occupying huge ice floes. And finally, seal cows with their babies. We chose safe ice floe and go ashore. Seals receive guests. Seal cows allow approaching babies and even touching them. You will have a possibility to make wonderful photos, moreover that some baby seals pose in screen. Unforgettable impression will stay with you forever. Dinner. Return to hotel. Free time. Supper. Relax for soul and body: bathhouse with honey, cedar font with seaweeds will allow you to finish day with pleasure.
3rd day. Breakfast. Departure to Solovki, hardly accessible during cold weather. You will have a possibility to become familiar with all sacred things of Solovetsky monastery, which during wintertime are drawn to Filippovskaya church. Observing excursion over Solovetsky monastery. Flight to Anzer. Visit to Golgofo-Raspyatsky skit after Abbot's blessing. Skit, rarely visited even in summer, will meet you majestically and magnificently. Whitestone temple directed high into the air, a birch looking like a cross, saint lake laying at the foot of Anzer mountain, boundless expanse of sea - all these will fill you with an impression of absolute purity. In this unique place even snow creates unusual images: marten, sitting on tree, running squirrel, little men. Dinner. Return to Letnaya Zolotitsa. Supper. Free time.
4th day. Breakfast. Reserve day in case of bad weather. Observing excursion over base territory. You can go skiing, walk, or go by snowmobile and you will see traces of wild animals. Dinner. Excursion over neighborhoods (there are several excursions to chose depending on weather and desire of group). Supper. Free time. You will have time for relaxation, beauty and health.
5thday. Breakfast. Flight to Archangelsk.
Note. Our program may be changed in order of best usage of weather conditions, ice conditions and possibility to observe baby seals in best way. In case of unfavorable weather conditions, some excursions may be changed to excursions of equal value. Flight to an ice floe is possible only if there are no weather restrictions. Decision on going ashore from helicopter takes captain of helicopter. Order of services may be changed without reducing their volume.
The program costs 130 000 rubles + cost of accommodation
Dear friends of "Wildlife Discovery Club"!
On 3th of March 2017 a program "Visit to a baby seals" stars for a fifteenth time.
You have a possibility to communicate with a baby seal, looking like an animated soft toy, - furry, white, with huge black eyes - only in two places of Earth. One of these places is situated in Russia in ices of the White Sea.
Newborn baby seals are considered to be one of the most beautiful animals on Earth by right. Jingling silence of the White Sea, low cries, resembling "mum", possibility to approach babies and even touch them - all these will be included into "Visit to newborn baby seals" program in March.