Our expedition day started with the navigation of Icy Strait to the wild and beautiful George Island. The anchor of National Geographic Sea Lion was dropped and our adventure began.  Near the beach, right after landing, we spotted the track of a coastal brown bear. Then the exploration of the island began in three different groups, and featured kayaking, a visit to the tide pools, and a polar plunge! The entire day was under a warm Alaskan sun.

We traveled through the smooth, cool, nutrient-rich water to our next destination; guests of National Geographic Sea Lion rode the bow to the Inian Islands. In this magical ocean seascape we enjoyed Zodiac tours and were visited by several species, including a large number of Steller sea lions. This was a great day to explore Southeast Alaska.