Daily Expedition Reports
Inian Islands & Port Althorp
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 28 Aug 2019

Inian Islands & Port Althorp

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Alaska

Starting the day with Zodiac tours in the Inian Islands, we saw harbor seals, sea otters, puffins, and many Steller sea lions. The ocean currents seemed to possess a will of their own, nosing and nudging our Zodiacs in whatever direction it pleased. As the ship continued to Port Althorp, the Fairweather Mountainrange came into view, revealing peaks 15,000 feet in ascent. Upon our arrival at the port, the group split between hiking and kayaking operations. Traversing through mud, hikers came across bear tracks, ultimately reaching a stream of spawning salmon, while further downcurrent, kayakers got firsthand vantages of jelly fish and harbor seals.

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