On our Eastern Coves itinerary, the Wilderness Discoverer spends a day or two in Thomas Bay. It is a place of devastating beauty with glaciers accessible by foot, eerie fog that arrives and dissipates without warning, breathtaking kayak opportunities, and stunning hikes past cascading rivers.
Orcas! The shout relays back from stern to bow, and the ship explodes in commotion.
Paddle boarding is a fantastic core exercise that allows you to absorb the solitude and silence of Southeast Alaska. It provides a sensation close to walking on water.
Five years as a guide in Glacier Bay National Park and 12 years guiding in Alaska and southeast Alaska still takes my breath away. Today I woke up to one of the few bluebird days that we have had this summer and guided an all-day kayak in Muir Inlet in the east arm of Glacier Bay National Park.
The group continued to move along the river’s edge, climbing over and under logs, wading ankle-deep in the water and bushwhacking through the scrubby undergrowth.