This morning National Geographic Quest dropped anchor in Sitkoh Bay, a beautiful destination at the southern end of Chichigof Island. There is an old logging road that has been restored to support conservation projects up the valley which we will use to lead walks in the temperate rainforest, including one long hike that will go up to the salmon stream at the end of the bay. While some went hiking, others took to the sea and went kayaking and paddleboarding in the beautiful calm water.
In the afternoon, we pulled anchor and made our way up Chatham Straight in search of wildlife. We spotted several humpback whales, and upon our approach we were able to watch the show as the whales surrounded the ship to feed. We ended the day by pulling the ship up to a beautiful waterfall and enjoying cocktails and appetizers on the bow. Another stunning day in Southeast Alaska!