<p>See the very best of the Tracy Arm wilderness area and an exciting close-up view of the majestic twin Sawyer Glaciers. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin, surrounded by large windows on a luxurious, high-speed catamaran as you depart Juneau harbor. Enjoy a variety of complimentary snacks and beverages while watching for gleaming, blue icebergs, which often mark the shallow water entrance to Tracy Arm. Explore this ice-carved fjord, tracing the bases of cliffs that rise 4,000 feet above the jade-colored sea, as the onboard naturalist provides information about the area. There will be frequent stops to view wildlife. Feel the mist on your face as your Captain skillfully guides the vessel almost directly under a plunging waterfall. </p> <br> <p>The catamaranâs maneuverability will allow you to get close to North Sawyer Glacier, which cannot be approached by larger ships. Youâll then cruise slowly past seals resting atop recently carved icebergs en route to a viewing stop near the face of spectacular South Sawyer Glacier. From the topside observation deck, youâll be able to fully experience 'white thunder,' as immense spires of ice break from the glacier and crash into the sea. Following an extended drift near the glacierâs face, the catamaran will maneuver back into open water to pull alongside your awaiting cruise ship. </p> <br> <strong> Note: </strong> We recommend participants bring a warm jacket, hat and gloves to wear on the observation deck. In the event that unpredictable and ever-changing ice conditions preclude the vessel from entering the upper reaches of Tracy Arm fjord, the tour will be modified to explore Endicott Arm, an adjacent fjord and tidewater glacier of equal beauty. Due to diminishing daylight and ice condition this tour is not available in early May or mid to late September. This tour is offered on Norwegian Jewel only.
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Customer Reviews for Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer
Review 1 for Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer
Location: Dublin, OH
Party size: 2
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: June
Cruise Date Year: 2015
Favorite activities: Relaxing
Favorite port: Juneau, Alaska
Date:January 23, 2016
This was the best excursion we took during our cruise. The folks on the boat were awesome, and the scenery almost unbelievable. The first part was just a quick hour or so down the channel, but when you see animals they'll stop for you to get a better look. Once you get near the glacier is when the real fun begins. The background is beautiful and to see the colors of the ice up close is amazing. The first one is good, the second one AWESOME. Just like the videos you can see & hear the calving, and this boat gets you really close.