Sailing to the Great Bear Rainforest

Sep 09, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

Upon entering Canadian waters, guests disembarked National Geographic Quest to explore the beautiful town of Prince Rupert. Guests had a gentle reminder of the enormous tides when they had to hike up the heavy incline from the dock on an extreme low tide.

Once on land, guests were able to explore the cultural heritage and arts of the native people at the Museum of Northern British Columbia. Afterward, we went on a wonderful walk through the forest before returning to the ship to begin sailing down to the Great Bear Rainforest. The nutrient rich waters provided food for humpback whales and Dall’s porpoises and a slight mist produced wonderful rainbows.

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Ralph Pace

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Ralph is a freelance underwater and environmental photographer based in San Diego, California. Having grown up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Ralph’s love of nature and the outdoors came at a young age. He holds a graduate degree in marine biodiversity and conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he used the economic value of a surfing wave along with photography to stop the construction of a marina project that would have ruined a lagoon, a critical sea turtle nesting habitat, and a world-class surf break.  

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