The day started with the National Geographic Venture docking in Petersburg, Alaska. Everyone disembarked the ship for different adventures for the day. Some explored the shoreline by bike while others hiked through a local muskeg. As the ship repositioned, we all enjoyed a delicious lunch. After lunch, we launched Zodiacs and cruised among icebergs calved off Le Conte Glacier. The bright blue of the ice was as stunning as the shapes formed by the melting ice.
National Geographic Venture
The spectacular first day of our voyage was spent in the Fords Terror-Tracy Arm Wilderness. Beginning with pre-breakfast humpback whales that entertained and offered aerobic workout opportunities (by sporadically popping up at varying time intervals around National Geographic Venture ). The remainder of our morning was an awe-inspiring cruise up Tracy Arm Fjord, interspersed with a visit of killer whales. Post-lunch offered opportunities for us to explore via a water level view of icebergs, harbor seals, an occasional mountain goat, and South Sawyer Glacier in our Zodiacs.