Tracy Arm Inlet
Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer
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Approximately 6 Hours
Join this exclusive opportunity to see the very best of the Tracy Arm Wilderness Area, including exciting, close-up views of the majestic Twin Sawyer Glaciers.
Your adventure begins as soon as you board a luxurious, high-speed catamaran in Tracy Arm, transferring to the vessel directly from your cruise ship. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced captain guides you past curious seals resting on floating icebergs.
As you cruise the inner reaches of Tracy Arm, the on-board naturalist will provide a wealth of information about the area, which naturalist John Muir called 'one of the most dramatically stunning fjords of Southeast Alaska'. While exploring the length of this ice-carved fjord, you will cruise beneath cliffs that rise 4,000-feet above the jade-colored sea, and you can feel the mist on your face as the vessel maneuvers almost directly under a plunging waterfall. There will also be frequent stops for you to view and photograph wildlife, such as pigeon guillemots, bald eagles, harbor seals, mountain goats and bears.
The extraordinary maneuverability of the vessel will allow you to get as close as possible to the ever-changing face of South Sawyer Glacier. You will also view the beautiful North Sawyer Glacier, which cannot be approached by large cruise ships.
From the topside observation deck, enjoy this unforgettable experience with all your senses. You can sometimes even feel the 'white thunder' as immense spires of ice break from the glacier and crash into the sea.
Enjoy a variety of snacks and beverages served by the friendly Alaskan crew as you trace the rugged shores of Stephens Passage on the cruise north towards Juneau, where you will step ashore in Alaska.
Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. In the event unpredictable and ever-changing ice conditions preclude your cruise ship from entering Tracy Arm Fjord, the tour will be modified to explore Endicott Arm -- a fjord and tidewater glacier of equal beauty. Dress warmly in layers. Wear a hat or beanie; bring gloves and a scarf. The vessel is equipped with deluxe seating, a galley and restrooms. (Dis)embark right next to your cruise ship in downtown Juneau. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. You must bring your passport on tour.