Bystraya river rafting and fishing

Travel period: June – October

Group size: 6 – 20 people

Prices you can see here: PRICE-LIST

Bystraya River is located in the central part of the Kamchatka peninsula and is the 2nd largest by distance. The width of the river varies from 40 to 80 meters. Speed is 1 meter per second on flats and up to 4 meters per second going through rapids. Water temperature is 5-8˚С. Generally June is when the river is at its highest point as a result of melting mountain snow. During this time the river is transformed: the rapids change, new streams are formed along with minor logjams from uprooted trees.

The river flows through one of the most beautiful landscapes of Kamchatka. During our trip you’ll get an opportunity for: fishing; mushroom and berry gathering; observing seagulls and wild ducks; with some luck observing bears and Steller’s sea eagles in their natural habitat.

After a day on the river you have a chance to enter in wild hot springs Malki (also known as Malkinskie hot springs).

All of this makes the Bystraya River Rafting an interesting and fascinating experience.


Tour Timetable:

            09:00 Departing the “Petropavlovsk” hotel towards Bystraya river. (Distance: 120 km).

            11:00 Arriving at the raft departure point. Tea/coffee. Rafting preparations. Safety instruction.

            11:30 Rafting trip begins. Flat river, no rapids, experienced guide steering the raft. Fishing gear is provided to all participants of the tour.

            15:30 End of rafting trip.

             16:20 Lunch. Fish-soup prepared from fresh caught fish/”Lunch Boxes”.

             17:30 Bathing in Malkinskiye hot springs.

             18:30 Packing up and departing back towards the city.

            20:00 Arriving back at the “Petropavlovsk” hotel.


Tour price includes:

  • Transfer (Hotel – Bystraya river district – Hotel);
  • Experienced guide;
  • Meals;
  • Fishing supplies (spinning, 3 x spoon bait);
  • Group equipment rental;
  • Accident insurance.

Recommended personal equipment:

  • Trekking footwear;
  • Wind jacket, hat (e.g. beanie) or cap;
  • Fleece jacket, warm gloves;
  • Sunblock cream;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Bathing hot springs accessories;
  • Camera/videocamera.