Points of Interest
- Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
The adventure begins as soon as you board your luxurious, high-speed catamaran directly from the cruise ship. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin surrounded by panoramic windows as your experienced captain sails past curious seals resting on floating icebergs.
Endicott Arm is a classic fjord, with turquoise tidewater, elevated glaciers, stunning mountains and a towering rock wall over a mile high. While exploring the length of this ice-carved fjord, cruise beneath cliffs that rise 4,000 feet above the jade-colored sea and feel the mist on your face as the vessel cruises almost directly under a plunging waterfall. The area teems with wildlife such as bears, mountain goats, and bald eagles and the waters are home to humpback whales and harbor seals.
The extraordinary maneuverability of your cruising vessel allows you to get as close as possible to the ever-changing face of the Dawes Glacier. From the topside observation decks enjoy unforgettable vistas. You can even see and feel the "white thunder," as immense spires of ice break from the glacier and crash into the sea. Unobstructed views present wonderful photo opportunities.
An onboard naturalist provides a wealth of information about the area that John Muir called "one of the most dramatically stunning fjords of southeast Alaska." Enjoy a variety of complimentary food samples and beverages served by your friendly Alaskan crew as you trace the rugged shores of Stephens Passage on the cruise back to Juneau where you will rejoin your cruise ship.
Special Notes:In the event unpredictable ice conditions preclude your cruise ship from entering Endicott Arm, the tour will be modified to explore Tracy Arm, a fjord and tidewater glacier of equal beauty. To fully enjoy the outside observation decks, participants are encouraged to bring a warm, rainproof jacket, hat and gloves. The tour will disembark next to your cruise ship in downtown Juneau. This tour is only available on select voyages- May through early September.
Provided: Souvenir route guide, binoculars, doughnut holes, smoked salmon on crackers, coffee, tea, cocoa, water
Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Embark catamaran direct from cruise ship in Endicott Arm Fjord. Exploration of the entire fjord including stops to view & photograph the Dawes Glacier. icebergs, waterfalls, rock cliffs & wildlife.
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Sightseeing cruise from Endicott Arm Fjord to Juneau Harbor (to a dock near the cruise ship). Possible stops in route to view wildlife and other interesting sights.
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