Okhotsk (Russian: Ох'отск, o-HO-tsk) is a village in the Russian Far East, the center of silver-mining and fishing. The village has a population of 4500 people. It is the first settlement on the Russian Far East.
It is possible to visit Okhotsk Town and the surrounding region on an expedition ship which visits each year in May/June. Expeditions cruise the ice-strewn Sea of Okhotsk viewing wildlife at locations such as Pil'tun Bay on Sakhalin Island Sakhalin, Iony Island, Shantar Archipelago, Mal'minskie, Talan Island, Yamskiye Islands, Koni Peninsula, as well as visiting the historic Okhotsk Town. These expeditions often start in Port of Korsakov on Sakhalin Island, finishing in Magadan. Due to the limited infrastructure and roading, and difficulty with permits, cruising provides a way to visit Sea of Okhotsk, Okhotsk Town and its surrounds.
There are no road leading here.
Okhotsk Airport (Аэропорт Охотск; IATA: OHO) fields 3,5 hour flights from Khabarovsk with Khabarovsk Airlines (+7 42135 30 610) and occasionally Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, and also sees helicopter flights to surrounding settlements.
Fishing and hunting tours are organized in Khabarovsk and cost about $2000 for two summer weeks .
Marekanit is a natural glass stone, composed as a result of fast cooling magma, is usually black with white spots. On Earth it can be found only in Okhotsk mines.