Inian Islands & George Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 20 Jul 2022

Inian Islands & George Island, 7/20/2022, National Geographic Sea Bird

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Alaska

Today we visited a wilderness area called the Inian Islands, which were named in 1879 by W.H. Dall as part of a U.S. Coast Guard and Geological Survey. This is one of the few places where the Inside Passage opens to the Pacific Ocean. The tide creates a lot of upwelling, making it an easy place for wildlife to find food. We saw Steller sea lions, sea otters, bald eagles, and harbor seals on our morning Zodiac cruises. After lunch, we visited nearby George Island, the location of a World War II outpost and a large gun that was never fired. At George Island, we offered two sets of hikes and kayaking.

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