NOTE: Scenic day at sea. Cruise ship does not dock at Tracy Arm.
Known for unparalleled natural beauty, this scenic destination is home to towering waterfalls, mammoth glaciers, rugged mountaintops and wildlife. Although the cruise ship does not dock, your ship's captain will bring you as close as possible to the unparalleled beauty that surrounds you everywhere you look.
Named after Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy, this approximately 30 mile long narrow fjord weaves its way past 7,000-foot high snow-capped mountains and floating icebergs both large and small. Formed thousands of years ago from glacial activity, this calm waterway boasts towering granite walls that jet up majestically, framed against a sweeping forest terrain.
At the end of the fjord lays the translucent mountain masterpiece known as the Sawyer Glaciers, comprised of the North Sawyer and South Sawyer glaciers. Rising elegantly out of the water, these 2 age-old, glowing, light-blue calving glaciers offer a glimpse into a time so very long ago, when huge chunks of ice the size of continents swallowed up whole countries during the Ice Ages of the past. Once an hour on average, slabs of these great glaciers calf and tumble into the saltwater below.
In addition to the geological splendors, Tracy Arm is home to a myriad wildlife including bald eagles, brown bears, goats and whales, providing ample opportunity to snap a picture of one of the area's long-standing natives.