Anchored off of Hawkins Island and Hichinbrook Islands, we’ll end our adventure in spectacular fashion. Taking the skiffs to shore, we’ll travel overland to Boswell Bay Beach, on the Gulf of Alaska—a huge and volatile body of water that’s been called the “Cradle of Storms,” and far different from the calm refuge of Prince William Sound. The beach itself is a geological wonder, revealing evidence of the devastating 1964 earthquake, which pushed back the original shoreline more than a mile from today’s waterline. Along the way, we’ll watch for local deer, while keeping alert for derelict fishing buoys, some of which have drifted here from as far away from Japan. Back aboard Pacific Provider, we’ll enjoy a final evening of relaxing with your fellow travelers and recounting the week’s adventures with the crew who’ve made the trip you’ve always dreamed of an unforgettable reality. The next day, arriving in the tiny, remote town of Cordova, we’ll say our sad farewells after an incomparable week of exploration, incredible cuisine and new, but lasting friendships. You’ll have a little time before catching your flight, so take the opportunity to mingle with locals and shop in this picturesque Alaskan coastal town. We’ll transfer you to the local airport where your bags (and preserved fish) await your short flight over the wild region you’ve just explored, and onwards to Anchorage.