In the early hours, National Geographic Venture made its way through Chatham Strait, turned into Peril Strait, and settled in Ushk Bay for the day’s activities. Massive smacks (groups) of jellyfish were observed in the clear sea water as everyone approached the shore in Zodiacs. Various levels and lengths of hikes took off over the tidal flats and many also spent time in the forest. Others chose to partake in kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. After lunch onboard, the Global Explorers learned how to drive Zodiacs and then everyone who wanted to take the Alaska Plunge jumped into Ushk Bay. The ship sailed through Sergius Narrows on the way to our final destination, Sitka.
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.