Sucia Island, Washington

Sep 29, 2017 - National Geographic Quest


This morning we continued our navigation through the Rosario Strait north and enjoyed the comforts of a new ship. As we made our way to our next destination, we were introduced to the staff and had some extra instruction from the photo team about how to better utilize our cameras to get the best photos possible. 

By lunchtime we had arrived at Sucia Island, a very well known Washington State Park.  During the summer months, this small park is a very popular destination for yachters and can often be full with more than 100 boats visiting its emerald waters.

We spent the afternoon exploring the island both on foot and by kayak, absorbing the sounds, sights, and smells that the lush forests, pristine beaches, and tranquil waters had to offer.

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About the Author

Robert Alexander

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Robert Alexander has quenched his thirst for exploring the world’s flora and fauna by captaining, interpreting natural history, and conducting research aboard ships.  He particularly developed a passion for the marine life below the water’s surface while attending the University of Oregon and becoming involved with their diving program.  The rich waters of the Pacific Northwest led Robert to change career paths, and locales, as a SCUBA Instructor based primarily out of Maui.  Utilizing any means of floating vessel, from kayaks and catamarans to small passenger boats and Zodiacs, Robert became a captain as he explored the behavioral patterns of the captivating marine megafauna throughout the world.  In between being a captain and naturalist, he strives to conserve and preserve all forms of life- be it our very own species as a firefighter and EMT, assisting in shark-tagging projects for NOAA, or researching hawksbill turtle populations with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

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