Hump Island Oyster Farm and Grindall Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 12 Aug 2021

Hump Island Oyster Farm and Grindall Island, 8/12/2021, National Geographic Sea Lion

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Alaska

We woke to hints of blue behind a curtain of leaden gray that would part to reveal a rare, bluebird day in Southeast Alaska. As we steamed towards our destination, a pod of Dall’s porpoises gamboled in the distance. On Grindall Island, we enjoyed a mini-morning repast of raw and grilled oysters at Alaska’s newest, and perhaps only oyster far – Hump Island Oyster Company. After being treated to oysters, kelp salsa, miso soup, and a variety of fine beverages, we steeled ourselves for an afternoon of bushwhacking and Zodiac cruises around Grindall Island. It was a fine day that will provide lasting memories for seasons to come.

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