National Geographic Sea Bird Cruise Review
Itinerary: Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness - August 2016
We had a terrific trip! We awoke Sunday to whales bubble feeding, and ended Friday evening with the ship surrounded by the largest pod of whales the captain had ever seen. 40-50 individuals would not be an exaggeration!
In between we saw magnificent glaciers and spectacular rainforests. We observed mother brown bears with their cubs catching salmon, and saw a black bear feeding on seaweed. Sea lions were close enough to the zodiacs to make me nervous, and otters and bald eagles were frequently sighted.
The cabin was small but efficiently designed and comfortable. Best of all it was just a few feet away from the lounge coffee station, and as my body was four hours ahead of Alaska time, I was the first guest to partake in the morning. The food was very good. The crew was wonderful, well trained, personable, and fun to be around. They really cared about making your trip special.
The piece de resistance of the trip were the naturalists! They made the animals, plants and magnificent scenery so interesting. Pete and Gretchen Peterson are SUPER STARS.
Thanks you for your help with the planning of this wonderful trip. We will certainly recommend the trip, and you to anyone interested.
— Greg and Sandy, South Carolina