Today we woke up in cloud! Low dense fog surrounded National Geographic Quest as we ventured through Sergius Narrows around 9:00am and continued on to the Magoun Islands Marine Park. Right after guests enjoyed breakfast, they were greeted by the fog lifting into a beautiful blue bird day. As the sun climbed in the sky, so did the temperature and guests enjoyed the sunshine out on the bow and sun deck as we anchored for an afternoon of adventure.
While guests enjoyed lunch, the undersea team conducted a plankton tow which was shown under the microscope during recap. After guests enjoyed lunch, Zodiacs departed for tours, hikes, and intertidal exploration on Kruzof Island. Large, overturned trees exposing volcanic ash from Mt. Edgecumbe were observed and guests were able to touch and feel ash from over 4,000 years ago! Intertidal explorers combed the shoreline to find abalone shells, sea stars, and other intertidal creatures. Zodiac tours cruised in and around the Magoun Islands where bald eagles were perched on treetops, mink roamed the shoreline, the call of the Pacific wren was heard, and belted kingfishers observed. It was a great day cruising the Peril Strait and exploring the Magoun Islands Marine Park.