Our ecotourism friends in Chupa now have their site

It is for the time being Russian only although they do speak English. To help them access international audience I’ve prepared the following English summary of what they offer.

Arctic Dolphin Ecotourism. Chupa, Loukhi District, Republic of Karelia

1Skype: suprunenko.yuliya  Telephones: +7 921 227 1158, +7 953 537 3240, +7 953 537 3114  E-mail: yulka-tm@yandex.ru

This is a summary. For full version see polarny-delfin.ru, in Russian.

We offer


Canoeing in the White Sea and Karelian lakes. Trips last from
one to seven days.

Fishing under the guidance of locals, which guarantees you’ll
get something

Delivery to hard-to-reach places.





Camping equipment and canoe rental.


Custom-designed trips. Outline your wishes and we’ll help you
put together an individual program.

Life doesn’t stop in winter either.

Families with kids are OK and encouraged!

About us

Vasily Efimov, Program Director. Graduated from the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Culture, Sports, and Health. Into yachting from age of 12. Organized help and rescue parties in the sea and forest. 10
years of experience training children in sailing. Initiated and implemented a
bird preservation project along the Karelian chore of the White Sea. A participant in projects to study the reproductive behavior of white whale and
migration of seals.


Julia Suprunenko. Graduated from the biochemical faculty of the Moscow State Pedagogical University. Moved to the White Sea region as an
instructor for children’s active programs. Worked in the sea section of the World Wildlife Fund as a coordinator of White Sea projects. Active in work to preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable nature usage in the White Sea. Organizes scientific conferences. Currently Julia works on her thesis on the traditional Pomor culture.



Denis Loskutov. Born and raised in the area. A lawyer by education. Possesses a huge amount of travel experience in sea and on land. Experience in rescue operations in sea and in the forest, putting out forest fires. Participated in several polar expeditions as a boat operator and a radio communications expert.

Contact details


Skype: suprunenko.yuliya


+7 921 227 1158

+7 953 537 3240

+7 953 537 3114

E-mail: yulka-tm@yandex.ru

Getting there

From Moscow by train: Moscow to Murmansk train leaved daily at
00:43am. Distance 1673km, time in transit 27 hours 24 min. Arrives in Chupa at

From St. Petersburg by train: St. Petersburg to Murmansk train
leaves off the Ladozhsky train station daily at 19:48. Time in transit 19 hours.
Arrives in Chupa at 2:25pm.

By car: Follow the Moscow-St. Petersburg-Murmansk road, 1800km
north from Moscow, or 1100 from St. Petersburg.

For full version see
, in Russian


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