Kvachina River & Utkholok Peninsula,
Cruising the western shore of Kamchatka at Utkholok Peninsula reveals the Kvachina River in an area known for its many rivers and minimal human impact. The river drains into the Bay of Kvachina in the Sea of Okhotsk and this region produces a large percentage of all wild-caught Pacific salmon, hosting the greatest diversity of salmon species on Earth. The river’s drainage basin, or watershed, is also one of the most productive steelhead rivers on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The fish course through arms of the river that flow through healthy lowland tundra habitats.