We had another day of gorgeous weather here in Southeast Alaska, with sunshine and blue skies! The morning was spent onshore at Halleck Harbor bushwhacking, hiking, tide pooling and kayaking. We really enjoyed all that Alaska has to offer today. While everyone was enjoying the land and topside of the sea, our undersea team went on a dive at the mouth of the harbor, where there were so many incredible critters to see. We sailed south through the afternoon down Chatham Strait, where our whale-scouting efforts paid off. There were so many humpback whales on the horizon, it was hard to know which direction to look. A truly remarkable 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.