Dawn broke unassumingly, like an eagle pausing briefly on a cerulean blue iceberg, seemingly without a care in the world. We glided past nature’s sculpted ice castles as scotters, murrelets and loons flew furtively over the scalloped surface of the sea. The thunderous calvings of the glacier were underscored by the occasional call of a seal pup, voicing an undecipherable concern. Countless unnamed waterfalls cascaded around us in every direction. Their origins were all unique and unseen, but their destinations all shared as one.
National Geographic Sea Lion
As the sun rose on the third day of this expedition aboard National Geographic Sea Lion , we pulled into the harbor of the charming town of Haines, Alaska. Today’s itinerary let our guests “choose their own adventure,” with several different excursions as possible activities to choose from in both the morning and afternoon. Ranging from rafting in the receding tide in the Chilkat River to soaring through the clouds in a sight-seeing plane above Glacier National Park, we had a thrilling day of adventures that concluded with an appetizing dinner back onboard. We ended the night excited to continue our adventures tomorrow, exploring the untouched wilderness of the Inian Islands.