Today we awoke in Icy Strait, a passage named by George Vancouver heading out towards the northern opening of the inside waters. Eventually we turned into Dundas Bay, a large bay within the vicinity of Glacier Bay National Park. There we went kayaking, hiking, and exploring in our expedition watercraft. The wildlife in Dundas was varied and plentiful- otters, heron, and bear. Eventually tired and fulfilled we turned out of Dundas, back into the waters of Icy Strait.
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.