It was a busy and adventurous day aboard National Geographic Sea Bird. The early morning found us entering the gaping mouth of Endicott Arm, a large, glacier-carved fjord located within the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness. After breakfast, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding were on the agenda, and in the afternoon, we enjoyed amazing small-boat cruises though the bergy bit-strewn waters of the fjord. The sound of “white thunder” echoed off the rock faces as we watched impressive chunks of ice calving from the 250-foot-high face of Dawes Glacier. Around sunset, we cruised out of the fjord and toasted our memorable week, discovering the miracles of Southeast Alaska.
National Geographic Sea Lion
Today our guests aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion awoke about halfway up the bay here in Glacier Bay National Park. We had ideal weather today as we cruised up to Johns Hopkins Glacier and then down the east side of the park. Bears, ice, goats, and orcas kept everyone enthralled throughout the day, only to finish the evening with a nice bonfire at Tidelines Institute in the Inian Islands.