De Courcy Island and Cruising

Oct 02, 2017 - National Geographic Quest


The sun was shining from the break of dawn, and blue skies graced us throughout the day here in British Colombia. Our morning started at Pirates Cove on De Courcy Island where we offered hikes and Zodiac cruises. Pirates Cove is a small protected marine park, and provides a wide variety of plant life and bird life. We had a beautiful morning exploring this island with its many offerings, both on foot and on our Zodiacs.

In the afternoon we pulled anchor and cruised north looking for wildlife. National Geographic photographer Phil gave a presentation on his work throughout national parks, followed by a fantastic barbeque put on by the hotel department on the back deck of the ship. We soaked up the beautiful sunshine and kept our binoculars glued to the horizon as we scanned the water for marine mammals.

It was another beautiful day in British Colombia, and we look forward to many more to come!

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Max Seigal

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Max Seigal grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and spent his early years working at his parent’s veterinary clinic, which sparked his love for animals. At a young age, Max fell in love with conservation and travel. He studied abroad in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas during high school, and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in environmental science, zoology, and economics.

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