Lake Eva & Chatham Strait

Jun 29, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

A morning of safety and operations briefings is never a particularly interesting affair, however, once it becomes punctuated with whale sightings, it becomes far more enthralling!  This was just such a day that we had on board the National Geographic Sea Bird. We began our day by cruising in Chatham Strait looking for wildlife and sure enough a group of feeding humpback whales appeared. After spending some good quality time with the majestic beasts from the deep we moved on to our afternoon landing at Lake Eva, a legendary landing on Baranof Island. Here, we deployed the kayaks and expedition landing craft, and went for a couple of fantastic hikes and paddles around the area, with dozens of bald eagles spotted and the beginnings of the Sockeye salmon run.

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James Hyde


James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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