In the early hours of June 5, a large number of guests joined the natural history staff of National Geographic Venture to hike at Cascade Creek. It was our first foray into the Tongass National Rainforest, and even though it was raining, it was a great pre-brunch adventure.

After brunch we docked in Petersburg, Alaska, known as ‘the city of Vikings’ and ‘the town that fish built.’ Various activities were on offer, including walks through the muskeg, bike rides around town, and a cultural hiking tour.