Today was our first full day aboard National Geographic Quest, and it has truly been a spectacular start to our voyage. As guests awoke, we arrived into the Little Harbor cove alongside common dolphins bow-riding below and brown pelicans soaring above. Morning activities were a variety of hikes on the backside of Catalina Island, while in the afternoon we were able to explore the Mediterranean-feeling town of Avalon. Paired with scoops of delectable ice cream, botanical garden sights, and many more exciting stops in town, we were able to see the true local lifestyle of island living.