Kresta Bay, Russia

The Kresta Bay or Kresta Gulf is a large bay of the Gulf of Anadyr on the southern coast of the Chukotka Peninsula, Russian Federation.

The Kresta Bay is open towards the south; it is almost 100 km in length and has an average width of about 45 km. There are two inlets and a coastal lagoon enclosed by a landspit inside the bay.

Kresta Bay is now a tourist destination. Kresta Bay Airport, served by Chukotavia, is located by Egvekinot, a small harbor in the bay.

This bay was first surveyed by Russian mariner Count Fyodor Petrovich Litke in 1828.

Being in the colder part of the northern hemisphere, this area is home to myriad sea birds and the larger mammals of the deep and interesting land flora an fauna. The cold climate has seen this part of the world retain its pristine and unique balance in nature and it is hoped that even though tourism is now developing, that man will maintain a great respect for all that have resided here harmoniously since the beginning of time.

Cruises generally commence in late Spring (April/May) and the season ends in September. The shorter season reflects the more northerly latitude of the region, however daily temperatures through the region are generally a pleasant 20c/70f through summer and can rise to the mid to high 20’s. April and September are cooler. This is a relatively low rain period with about 8 to 10 days of rain per month.

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