Live your Alaskan dreams on this cruise exploration of the spectacular Tracy Arm Wilderness Area, including exciting up-close views of the dynamic Twin Sawyer Glaciers! The exceptional agility of our vessel will allow you to have an in-depth exploration of this amazing fjord, plus close views of the glaciers that your cruise ship cannot provide! The Captain will make many detours and stops, allowing you incredible opportunities to view and photograph cobalt-blue icebergs, spectacular cliffs, 1000-foot waterfalls & abundant wildlife!
*Extended 2020 tour option available
Season DatesMay 25 - September 1
Tour PriceAdults $259.95 (tax included)
Children $180.50 (tax included)
*Please call 907-789-0081 for special weekend prices.
Tour Highlights• Live your Alaskan dreams on this cruise exploration of the spectacular Tracy Arm Wilderness Area, including exciting up-close views of the dynamic Twin Sawyer Glaciers!
• The exceptional agility of our vessel will allow you to have an in-depth exploration of this amazing fjord, plus close views of the glaciers that larger ships cannot provide!
• The Captain will make many detours and stops, allowing you incredible opportunities to view and photograph cobalt-blue icebergs, spectacular cliffs, 1000-foot waterfalls & abundant wildlife
Activity LevelEasy - Participants must be able to walk approximately 100 feet down an awning covered passenger ramp with a hand rail. Boarding the vessel requires transiting 3-4 steps with non-lifting assistance only. The topside observation deck is accessed via 6-8 steps with hand rail. Tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Participants must be able to transit 4-5 steps with non-lifting assistance only to embark the vessel.
Special Notes• Persons sensitive to motion sickness may wish to take medication at least one hour prior to the tour departure time.
• In the event that unpredictable and ever-changing ice conditions preclude your cruise ship from entering Tracy Arm Fjord, the tour will be modified to explore Endicott Arm, a fjord and tidewater glacier of equal beauty.
InclusionsPicnic-style meal, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, tour-use binoculars, one per couple, souvenir route map and field guide.
*Picnic-style meal not available for 2020 season. Guests are welcome to bring their own meal items
What to BringWarm rainproof jacket, hat and gloves
CancellationFull refund, minus a $10/person admin fee, if you cancel at least 15 days prior to the tour date. 50% refund if you cancel 7-14 days prior to the tour date. No refund if you cancel less than 7 days prior to the tour date.
Good to KnowWe are now requiring face masks throughout the duration of our tours while inside of our cabin seating areas. Guests may remove masks while enjoying refreshments, or on our open observation decks practicing social distancing.
Our vessels are operating with heightened cleaning protocols in place and utilizing EPA registered, Aquaox Alaska. This product is manufactured in our Sitka shipyard and is safe for our guests and the environment. For more information: www.aquaoxalaska.com
Relax in the warm, spacious cabin as your experienced captain guides you through scenic passages and into the heart of a wild place that has, until recently, been buried for centuries by glacial ice. Here, the extraordinary maneuverability of the M/V Katlian Express will allow you to glide quietly past curious seals and icebergs – to get as close as possible to the ever-changing face of South Sawyer Glacier.
Be sure to spend as much time as possible on the topside observation deck where you’ll be able to enjoy this unforgettable experience with all your senses. Sometimes, you can even feel the “white thunder” as immense spires of ice break from the glacier and crash into the sea. Before departing the head of Tracy Arm you will also view the beautiful North Sawyer Glacier, which cannot be approached by large cruise ships.
While exploring the length of this ice-carved fjord you will cruise beneath cliffs that rise 4000-feet above the jade-colored sea, and you can even feel the mist on your face as the vessel maneuvers almost directly under a plunging waterfall. There will be stops along the way to view and photograph wildlife, such as Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals and Mountain Goats, and encounters with bears and whales are not uncommon.
Throughout the voyage, your onboard naturalist will provide a wealth of information about the area, which naturalist John Muir called “one of the most dramatically stunning fjords of Southeast Alaska”. You’ll also enjoy a picnic-style lunch 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 north to Juneau.
To fully enjoy the outside observation decks, we recommend participants bring a warm, rainproof jacket, hat & gloves. The vessel is equipped with deluxe seating, a snack bar and restroom.
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