Sitkoh Bay & Sitka

Jun 01, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


We started early in the morning with an impressive sight of two if not several more humpback whales bubble-net feeding around us. Today is our final day here, and what a way to start our adventure!

Soon after, we headed for Chichagof Islands to explore over several choices of hiking and water activities.

Back onboard for our delicious lunch and while repositioning our vessel to our final destination we feel honored and impressed by observing complexity while navigating among these passages.

Today we finally saw rain among the rain temperate forest, and we saw it all as we bounded our way through Alaska’s starkly unforgettable terrain. Farewell, amigos.

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Celso Montalvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Celso was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of nine he arrived in the Galápagos for the first time and he was profoundly touched by nature, observation, and isolation.  When he saw the sharks, rays and turtles swimming in the bay, he was triggered by a sense of wonder that he did not feel before.  Celso believes education is key to preservation. After graduating from the Naval Academy at the age of 17 he moved to New York to continue his education.

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James Napoli

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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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