When you think of snorkeling, most folks envision sandy beaches, warm tropical waters, and bikini clad bodies freshly tanned (or burned) by the sun.
I’m a Hawaiian girl at heart. I grew up learning how to harvest the bounty of the ocean from the clear clean water off the Kona coast. In many ways, Alaska and Hawaii are sister paradises, especially in one very particular way. Both Southeast Alaskans and Hawaiians celebrate their cultures through the local fare.
An excerpt from the Safari Explorer guest book: “…There were 34 of us. Cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandkids..."
We watched in amazement as the feeding frenzy culminated in diving birds, the leaping of common dolphins, and the sound of whales breathing.
I discovered Alaska to be the raw and natural beauty that I’d always imagined it to be... and then some.