LeConte Bay and Petersburg

Jul 15, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


The liquid sunshine of Southeast Alaska has returned! Guests woke up early this morning surrounded by a thick fog at the entrance to LeConte Bay. Trusting their licensed Zodiac captains, they ventured into the mystery landscape to break into a clearing containing rainforest and massive grounded icebergs. These latter behemoths were perfect examples of what helped bring about the founding of Petersburg – dense glacier ice is perfect to harvest and use when packing fish for storage and shipment.

After a delicious brunch, guests experienced a true Alaskan downpour en route to dock walks, muskeg walks, photo walks, and mountain hikes. Ending the day with an all-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness crab buffet, everyone will sleep very well tonight.

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JIll Niederberger

Naturalist

Jill is an aquatic biologist, naturalist, divemaster, and captain with a love for everything living in and depending on water. Whether sailing catamarans, leading snorkeling tours, or assisting with cetacean field research projects, she enjoys connecting others to the wilderness around them. Her most recent adventures have led her into a focus on marine mammals – those creatures with fur and blubber that defy the odds by living in or depending on an environment in which they cannot breathe.

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