Korsakov lies on Aniva Gulf at Sakhalin Island's southern end in Far East Russia. This large island is situated between Tatar Strait and Sea of Okhotsk, north of the Japanese Hokkaido island. Korsakov was established in 1853 as a fortified post and was the first Russian military post located on the island. It became a port in 1909. From 1905 to 1945 it was ruled by Japan and called Otomar. In 1946 Korsakov became a city and received its present name.
Sakhalin is 948 km (589 miles) long from north to south and nearly 160 km (100 miles) wide. Most of the land is mountainous, and reaches 1,609 m (5,279 feet) at Mount Lopatin. Fishing, oil, natural-gas, coal mining, lumbering are among the main industries. Most of the population (around 35,000) is Russian. The major town is Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, located to the north of Korsakov. The isle is subject to earthquakes.
The major amenities in Korsakov include a fairly run-down but expensive hotel named "Alfa", located next to the former park of the town. The beach is accessible by car (Okhotsk, nearly 1 hour and Prigorodnoye, 30 minutes). Formerly well maintained beach at Vtoraya Pad has deteriorated into a junkyard. Winter sights in Korsakov include skating at the stadium and cross-country skiing past Na Agarike (former sea weed plant). No downhill skiing facilities exist.
The city of Korsakov has a museum with an exhibit which describes the local frontier history, as well as the Japanese possession between 1905–1945. Local market on Sovetskaya Street boasts delicious strawberries in the summer months, and Korean delicacies all year round.
Foreign tourists are able to visit Korsakov without visa for 72 hours.
Highlights: Sakhalin Island
Korsakov cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Sakhalin Island dock (anchor) at Korsakov - port town on the southern coast (to the east of mainland Asia). This is an anchorage port, and passengers are transported to the shore is via the ship's tender boats. Some (smaller-zised) ships dock at the fishing port.
The Korsakov cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia.
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Port Korsakov cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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