Just imagine you are overshoe in sea water somewhere on an isle.....of oysters. Nearby, in the water, there is a picnic table laid with white wine, oysters on the half shell and scallops. You are surrounded only by the wilderness and sounds of the Pacific Ocean. When on the shore, you are served by a private cook helping you to incredible seafood specialities. Seems like an extract from a fantasy novel? Not in the least! It is just what you should know about our gastronomic tour of Sakhalin Island.
Delicate, cream flavored, slightly sour from lemons oysters simply melt in the mouth… The freshly-caught oysters, campfire smoke following the wind, seagulls chittering nearby and waves rolling gently – that’s exactly what is meant by a gastronomic paradise! Don’t believe there is anything like this? Then don’t miss a day-long tour to Lake Busse – inexhaustible treasury of seafood specialities. Busse is represented by a “menu” which is on a par with that of an upscale French restaurant. Besides oysters the lake is abundant in mussels, scallops, shrimps, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Needless to say about dozens of fish species. All these can be eaten either raw or fire baked and washed down with wine while snuggling down in a picnic chair. Welcome to the typical Sakhalin-style feast!
Seafood is normally caught offshore by professional divers.
To get to Busse takes two hours, but tourists are unlikely to be bored as the route lies within the most scenic spots of South Sakhalin and the landscape seems to be animated with amazing stories of a guide. On the way to Lake Busse the tour continues in the seaport town of Korsakov and its observation point that greets dock crane jibs, jumbo cargo ships, on a good day – snow-white ocean liners. A camera is a strongly recommended item to take along, because gorgeous shots of these sights will for certain be the gem of any collection.
Be on Sakhalin Island and not to try freshly-caught seafood specialities is like missing Red Square when in Moscow. For this reason gastronomic tour to Lake Busse is a must-have program while on the island.
- Transfer Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Lake Busse – Yuzhno Sakhalinsk ;
- Services of a professional driver and guide;
- Fishing. Oyster, mussel and scallop diving.
- Complete ration (represented mainly by various species of Far Eastern fish, seafood specialities and wild food).
Documents to take along: passport / ID, (a copy is acceptable).
Other recommended items: waterproof clothing, rain boots (if any), insect (mosquitos) repellent, a towel (for those willing to have a swim), camera.
In the event a safety advisory is determined due to deteriorating weather conditions when fishing the service provider has a right to cancel the excursion.
Tour Confirmation Within 12 Hours.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.
Our exceptional guide Tima was worth every ruble and more. All the employees were professional and helpful. Great fun! Service, seafood, russia music, drinks- all top notch! We had a blast!
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