From Vladivostok, Russian Federation to Sakaiminato, Japan - June, 2012

Shipment From: 
Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Shipment To: 
Sakaiminato, Japan
Shipper details
Contact person name: 
Yuri V. Melnikov
Company name: 
DBS Cruise Ferry / Links Ltd
Contact person email: 
Contact details: 
Travellers Impressions of the shipper
4/5 - Good
Information about this Shipment
Shipping Method: 
Shipping date: 
June, 2012
Cost Paid at Start (US $): 
600 + 100 USD

We took the expensive ferry, too. But liked it a lot! We heard the other ferry from Sakhalin only goes in summer starting 15 June. Here just some additional information to the earlier reports:

We asked at DBS Ferry in Vladivostok if it is possible to get off the boat in South Korea for longer then the few hours the ferry stops there. They said we could leave the bike on the boat and board it again 2 weeks later. Its only one boat doing circles. It is not possible to leave In the end we didnt do it, but the Japanese employee working in Vladivostok was very helpful, but also spoke hardly any English (but Russian).

Yes, Yuri is a nice guy. He is right now working on a website with more information for overlanders. He has an employee Svetlana speaking German too.

Its possible to book the ferry tickets in Germany (Reisebuero Gleisnost) for a small fee. You pay when you get there. For the bikes booking is not possible and needed.

Mr. Minami, Japanese Automobilclub JAF, e-mail:

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