It was another beautiful day in Southeast Alaska. There was a blue sky over Saook Bay as the Zodiacs were launched and everyone prepared for a morning of exploration. Several adventurous souls went on bushwhack hikes through the temperate rainforest on Baranof Island. Everyone was on the lookout for wildlife or signs that the wildlife had recently been in the area. There were also tours of the bay by Zodiac, investigating the crystal-clear water and the life below. In the afternoon, the National Geographic Venture cruised through Peril Strait. Killer whales were sighted off the port bow and everyone found a spot on the ship’s deck to watch the whales swim by. It was a fantastic end to another sunny Alaska day.
National Geographic Venture
The spectacular first day of our voyage was spent in the Fords Terror-Tracy Arm Wilderness. Beginning with pre-breakfast humpback whales that entertained and offered aerobic workout opportunities (by sporadically popping up at varying time intervals around National Geographic Venture ). The remainder of our morning was an awe-inspiring cruise up Tracy Arm Fjord, interspersed with a visit of killer whales. Post-lunch offered opportunities for us to explore via a water level view of icebergs, harbor seals, an occasional mountain goat, and South Sawyer Glacier in our Zodiacs.