Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm
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Approximately 2½ Hours
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Travel in comfort aboard a deluxe waterjet-powered catamaran to visit Tracy Arm Fjord or Endicott Arm Fjord (captain's choice on the day).
Your ship glides to a brief stop in the Inside Passage, allowing you to board the catamaran right from the ship. The smaller craft is specially designed to provide the closest possible views of the many wonders you'll discover on this majestic, 35-mile fjord adventure.
In the ice-carved wonderland of Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, you will trace the base of cliffs that rise abruptly 4,000-feet above the jade-colored sea. The on-board naturalist provides a wealth of information about the area and the fjord itself. Spend as much time as possible out on deck, where enchanting full sunlight or eerie mist makes the scenery dramatic and memorable whatever the weather. The captain guides the vessel up to a plunging waterfall and makes frequent stops for you to view wildlife -- keep an eye out for bald eagles, harbor seals, mountain goats and bears.
The catamaran's extraordinary maneuverability gets you close to the majestic Sawyer Glacier (Tracy Arm) or Dawes Glacier (Endicott Arm). Gleaming blue icebergs dot the typically calm waters of Holkham Bay. There are giants among them -- stark sentinels of the entrance to the inlet you'll travel -- as well as the smaller 'bergie bits'. You'll cruise slowly past groups of seals resting atop icebergs as you approach the face of the spectacular glacier. Listen for the snap and pop of this river of ice inching its way down the valley, and for the 'white thunder' that marks the demise of an immense spire of ice as it breaks off from the glacier and crashes into the sea, to become a mortal iceberg.
After an extended drift near the glacier's face, the catamaran will maneuver back into open water to pull alongside your waiting ship, so you can step back aboard and continue with your cruise.
Please note: The catamaran is not wheelchair accessible. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Very little walking is required; however, participants must be able to negotiate transit of a narrow, moderately steep gangway (with only minor assistance) to embark the tour vessel. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. The vessel features an outside viewing deck, restrooms, and binoculars for shared use.