Sitkoh Bay and Chatham Straight

Aug 07, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


This morning National Geographic Quest dropped anchor in Sitkoh Bay, a beautiful destination at the southern end of Chichigof Island. There is an old logging road that has been restored to support conservation projects up the valley which we will use to lead walks in the temperate rainforest, including one long hike that will go up to the salmon stream at the end of the bay. While some went hiking, others took to the sea and went kayaking and paddleboarding in the beautiful calm water.

In the afternoon, we pulled anchor and made our way up Chatham Straight in search of wildlife. We spotted several humpback whales, and upon our approach we were able to watch the show as the whales surrounded the ship to feed. We ended the day by pulling the ship up to a beautiful waterfall and enjoying cocktails and appetizers on the bow. Another stunning day in Southeast Alaska!

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Max Seigal

Max Seigal

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Max Seigal grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and spent his early years working at his parent’s veterinary clinic, which sparked his love for animals. At a young age, Max fell in love with conservation and travel. He studied abroad in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas during high school, and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in environmental science, zoology, and economics.

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