Must sea in Sevastopol - The Black Sea Fleet

If you are in Sevastopol (Севастополь), Ukraine for some reason and even if you do not have a lot of time, it is a good idea to take a guided boat tour in Sevastopol Bays, where the Russian and Ukrainian Black Sea Fleet are located. The tour takes less than an hour and costs about 10 €. It starts from Hrafska Prystan , right next to Nakhimova square.

You will explore the city, famous for its numerous bays, from the side of the sea. You will see many of the military ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Ukrainian one.

Hrafska Prystan - Sevastopol
Hrafska Prystan - Sevastopol

Sevastopol bays boat tour.

The Black Sea Fleet (Черноморский Флот) is a large operational-strategic sub-unit of the Russian (and formerly Soviet) Navy and it is considered to have been founded by Prince Potemkin in 1783. Its ships are based in various harbors of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov and it operates in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Its principal base is the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine.
So, the boat trip starts from Hrafska Prystan and is in Pivdenna bay and Sevastopolska bay.

The first boat trip I encountered was with Russian speaking guide, but I'm sure that if you have more time to search, you will find tours in other languages. For this reason, the videos are in Russian language and if you know it, you will hear a lot of interesting things.

I saw most of the historical sights of Sevastopol, which can be seen from the sea. I saw good amount of military ships , which are docked there – destroyers, frigates, corvettes, the flagship of the Black Sea fleet - Guided Missile Cruiser “Moskva” . Very interesting for me was the hospital ship, I saw. It is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital.
Guided Missile Cruiser “Moskva”
Guided Missile Cruiser “Moskva”

I saw the bases of both the Ukrainian and the Russian Black Sea Fleet and several of the harbor side monuments. The most famous one is The Monument to the Scuttled Ships during the Siege of Sevastopol in 1854 (Памятник затопленным кораблям). The monument is the emblem of the city. Installed on an artificial island it is just 10 meters from the beach at Primorskiy Boulevard.
The Monument to the Scuttled Ships
The Monument to the Scuttled Ships

So , in conclusion – I strongly recommend doing such a tour. If you'd like to learn more about Sevastopol check my post - How I get to Sevastopol (Севастополь), Ukraine (Україна) .


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