Silversea Luxury Cruises À PILTUN LAGOON

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Pitlun Lagoon

Piltun Lagoon’s northern end is about 120 km south of Sakhalin’s northern tip. It is the biggest of several shallow lagoons along Sakhalin’s east coast. The lagoon is 56 kilometers long and 12 kilometers at its widest part. The lagoon entrance actually is to the south and one has to cover close to 14 kilometers before entering the lagoon itself via a channel. There are two sand spits north and south of the entrance. View more

The intertidal sand bars, as well as the sand spits are popular resting places for largha seals and seabirds. A unique eco-system is created at the lagoon, as several rivers including the Piltun River bring freshwater into the lagoon from the west, while there is a regular tidal inflow of saltwater through the entrance from the east. Botany, birding and beachcombing along the fore dune with its short grasses and daisies are activities which can easily be done. The lagoon side has boggy heath where multiple small mammal burrows can be seen. The Sea of Okhotsk has a grey whale population of roughly 100 individual and some are occasionally found feeding near the entrance to the lagoon. Piltun village has been abandoned, but fishermen still come to work in the lagoon.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.