The third day of our voyage brought us to Wallace Island, a small provincial marine park in British Columbia nestled between Victoria and Vancouver. The Island offers excellent hikes, as well as Zodiac cruises and an opportunity for our undersea specialists to explore an underwater shipwreck.

Guests looking to get their heart rates up enjoyed the aerobic hike that covers the entire length of the island. For the more casual hikers, the island has some interesting remnants of the small resort that occupied Wallace Island in the 1950s.

After the morning activities wrapped up, National Geographic Quest weighed anchor to slip through Seymor Narrows, a narrow gap in the archipelago that allows guests to see the impressive ship handling skills required to navigate in the Pacific Northwest.

A more relaxed afternoon allowed ample time for whale watching and birding on the bow, as well as relaxing on the sundeck and attending the presentation of National Geographic expert and artist, Antonio Segura, who joined the voyage as an ambassador for art conservation.