Kashavarof Island Group and Bushy Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 24 Jul 2021

Kashavarof Island Group and Bushy Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Alaska

Today we awoke to mist gently rolling over the Kashavarof Islands, our destination for this morning.  With the trees peeking through the mist, we were ready to explore by Zodiac and kayak. Whilst the tide was rising, we had enough of the intertidal zone visible, but the real treat was the wildlife with several mink, both river and sea otters, and an eagle with its fresh salmon catch. As we transited to our afternoon destination, we were entertained by Dall’s porpoises coming to investigate the ship and several humpback whales. Then it was off to Bushy Island where we broke into groups to bushwhack, wander in the forest, and explore the tide pools. Some brave folks then chose to jump of the Zodiacs into the cold water as part of the “polar plunge.”

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