The day started with a hazy drizzle, but excitement hung in the air on National Geographic Sea Lion. As the guests arrived on shore in Haines, Alaska, they were whisked off to a variety of adventures. Some went to summit Mount Riley, some tried their hand at fly fishing, and others journeyed down the Chilkat River to a Tlingit cultural experience at Klukwan Village. We saw all kinds of wildlife from bald eagles to salmon to a brown bear sow and her two cubs. We also explored other local points of interest such as the Hammer Museum, the Sheldon Museum, and the American Bald Eagle Foundation. A few of us even tried a spruce-tipped beverage or two at the Haines Brewery and at Chilkoot Port Distillery. It was a well-deserved happy hour after an intense day of exploration in Haines.