The last full day of the trip through the Channel Islands began with National Geographic Sea Lion anchoring at Little Harbor just off Santa Catalina. The morning was filled with hikes, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and a beach party! After lunch the ship moved to Avalon. Everyone disembarked and had a chance to wander through this beautiful little island town. As the sun sat on the island, all the adventurers enjoyed one last meal together before they all departed the next morning.
National Geographic Venture
The most beautiful day of the trip broke just opposite Catalina Island and cast a gorgeous glow onto the town of Avalon. We went ashore into the bustling harbor and made our way into town. Some chose to find their own way through the streets amid the golf carts, while others took a walk up to the botanical gardens or the historic casino. Afterwards we returned to National Geographic Venture and set sail to the other side of Catalina Island for some more wild activities. We landed at Little Harbor and set up a beach party. Some opted for guided kayaking, some sprung for a long hike. Still others enjoyed their own meanderings on the beach or margaritas served onshore by the bar team. The sun set in a glorious Southern California fashion and closed out a beautiful trip.