Haines, Alaska

Jun 19, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

A cloudy morning slowly burned into a bright and delightful day that revealed the glacier-carved fjord of Haines, our destination. Guests experienced the landscape of what’s known as the adventure capital of Southeast Alaska in many ways—naturalist-led explorations of the Chilkat River, a visit to a bald eagle preserve, Mount Riley, Battery Point, Chilkoot Lake, and many other local hotspots. Guests explored the Hammer Museum and then enjoyed some local beverages at the Haines brewery and Port Chilkoot distillery. After dinner, we cruised past the Eldred Rock Lighthouse for a photo opportunity and concluded another fantastic day in beautiful Southeast Alaska.

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Katie Mills-Orcutt

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Katie Mo started her career as a naturalist on Catalina Island where she taught marine science outdoor education and SCUBA diving. Her passion for conservation biology then led her to pursue a Masters degree in marine science at Western Washington University, studying restoration methods of the local pinto abalone. She has been diving around the world but some of her favorite spots include the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean, and the beautiful kelp forests off the California coast where she was first certified to breathe underwater. It is her continued mission to educate and inspire others, and hopefully make an ocean lover out of everyone she meets.

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