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Leaving the ranger at Bartlett Cove, we left Glacier Bay and proceeded overnight to Dundas Bay where there were whales, bears, cormorants. From there we went to Cape Spencer and then through the Inian Islands towards Lemesurier Island. Then on to Idaho inlet, seeing numerous sea otters on the way, and time for a hike and kayaking.
Around 10PM, Orca (Killer) Whales were sighted near the ship, and almost everyone on board turned out to see (and photograph) them.
From Chatham Strait, we went into Hanus Bay on Baranof Island. The Zodiacs took us to shore, where we attempted to kayak, but the wind picked up to the point where we were paddling as hard as possible and not making any forward progress. Later that day, we visited Bosket Bay and the Marble Grotto where we spotted an American Dipper.
Arrived at Sitka and off the ship by 8:30AM for a bus tour of the town. The tour included downtown and the Russian Orthodox church, the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, and the Sitka National Historical Park with its Totem Poles and Visitor Center Museum,winding up with an exhibition by the Naa Kahidi native Tlingit dancers.
Finally, we were off to the airport for our flight back to Seattle (via Juneau, where we had an aerial view of Mendenhall Glacier).
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