We spent our morning exploring the lovely small fishing town of Petersburg. Dock walkers got to know the local marine life and the types fishing boats, flightseers enjoyed views from high above the LeConte Glacier, garden walkers visited the beautiful greenhouses of a local florist, and photo walkers wandered through town and began work visual stories of the area and the people who call it home. After lunch, we began our southward journey and encountered an amazing scene of about nine or ten humpback whales bubble-net feeding.
National Geographic Sea Bird
In the spirit of exploration, National Geographic Sea Bird pulled into Jackson Passage, a beautiful spot in British Columbia, to view whales and invertebrates from expedition landing crafts and kayaks. In the afternoon, thanks to rough seas and the motion of the ocean, we were all well reminded we were on a boat. A highlight of the day: diving in a new place and finding some beautiful—albeit small—hidden gems, right underneath the kayakers.