Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer Cruise

7.25 hours | Juneau | J N U - 6 9 0
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Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

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, Alaskan-built expedition vessel. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin surrounded by panoramic windows as your experienced captain sails past curious seals resting on floating icebergs.

Tracy 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 South Sawyer 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. Continue on to view the beautiful North Sawyer Glacier, which cannot be approached by large cruise ships. 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 picnic-style meal and a variety of complimentary snacks and beverages served by your friendly Alaskan crew as you trace the rugged shores of Stephens Passage on the cruise back to Juneau.

Special Notes:

In the event unpredictable ice conditions preclude your cruise ship from entering Tracy Arm, the tour will be modified to explore Endicott 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. This tour is only available on select voyages.

Provided: Souvenir route guide, binoculars

Meal: Sandwich, cookies, doughnut holes, smoked salmon on crackers, coffee, tea, cocoa, water

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer from ship to tour boat dock

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:15
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Sightseeing cruise to entrance of Tracy Arm Fjord with possible wildlife sighteeings and snack

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
120
Travel time:
01:45
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Exploration of Tracy Arm Fjord with stops to view glacier, icebergs, waterfalls and more

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
120
Time at site:
03:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Sightseeing cruise back to Juneau with picnic-style meal

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
120
Travel time:
01:45
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer back to cruise ship dock

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:05
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No