Humble and unassuming, the Wilderness Adventurer is the first tour ship of the season to stir the waters at Misty Fjords National Monument.
It’s a stunning experience to know that a 45 foot creature is swimming directly below your kayak.
What we found amazed us. There were extraordinary inlets, abundant wildlife and astonishing views.
The Merlin came out of nowhere, its swift and lethal swoop across the bog punctuated by a soft whump and an explosion of feathers from a greater yellowlegs nesting on the mossy ground.
It was a sight that left me stunned. I had never seen anything like it before...