Lake Eva and Sergius Narrows

May 18, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


What a fantastic last day of our voyage. We took full advantage of our last morning, anchoring near Lake Eva on Baranof Island. There we hiked, kayaked, and ventured out on stand-up paddleboards, watching birds and bears up close. Then the bravest among us plunged into the frigid waters of Alaska. As dusk came on, we made our way through Sergius Narrows, stopping for bears and whales as we headed towards our final destination of Sitka.

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In 2011 Kayvon’s life changed when he took his first breath underwater. After signing up for a SCUBA course on a whim while studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz he soon shifted his major and focus in life. He graduated in 2015 after studying Environmental Studies and Biology, focusing on marine conservation. By that time, he was an AAUS certified Scientific Diver aiding in field research, a NAUI Divemaster, and had begun working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium sharing the wonder of the ocean that captivated him four years prior.

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Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration.  Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.  

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