We started the morning cruising into the quaint, fishing town of Petersburg to enjoy some bike rides outside of town and hikes through the famous Southeast Alaska muskeg. After a morning of biking and appreciating muskeg plants on our hikes, we hopped back onboard to cruise around Frederick Sound. While basking in the glorious sun on the bow, we were greeted by a pod of Dall’s porpoises, curious Stellar sea lions, and dozens of humpback whales.
National Geographic Quest
A fine and adventurous day was awarded to us on our last chance to explore Southeast Alaska on this voyage. We anchored in the morning at Ushk Bay just between Baraknof and Chicagof Islands. We spent the morning exploring the vast beach, meadows, and forests that make this area so special and wild. Salmon were making their final push upstream while the less lucky fishes lay as carcasses along the streams. We have learned and seen so much in our short time in Southeast Alaska and it has never disappointed.