Juneau Alaska

Most of independent visitors to Glacier Bay first arrive in Juneau ,Alaska’s state capital.
 Juneau is the perfect base for a journey into gorgeous Alaskan wilderness.
Before your adventure to Glacier Bay you might make the best out of this stop and explore what Juneau has to offer. Below you will find descriptions a few of our favorites.
We would like to help arrange your activities for your Juneau stopover.Just e-mail  us,call or simply fill out the contact form below.

 Tracy Arm Tour

Unforgettable Glacier and Fjord Cruise

Tracy Arm – Adventure Bound Alaska Tracy Arm, a classic fjord, has it all-  tidewater and elevated glaciers, breathtaking mountains and sheer rock walls that reach up over a mile high with waterfalls that tumble down to the emerald green water, and Alaska’s largest icebergs.Watch for whales, bears, mountain goats, hundreds of harbor seals, and a variety of birds such as eagles, arctic terns, kittiwakes, and pigeon guillemots.Our vessels have stable, smooth riding, ocean going hulls for the best cruise to Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glacier.  A full walk-around deck and large cabin windows assure unobstructed views and great photo opportunities.  Personal attention is unsurpassed.
Reservations are recommended.
$160.00 per person full day cruise.
  Please call 907 6972704  or e-mail us.  mail@glacier -bay.com
Located about 45 miles south of Juneau, Tracy Arm, a classic fjord, stands out as a “must see”
for any Alaska vacation. Full day cruises depart from downtown Juneau and includes Alaska’s
greatest combination of mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers and icebergs.
The face of Sawyer is a little more than a half mile wide, so there is plenty of space for both of our vessels to be at the face of the glacier.  We turn off our engines and generators at the glacier so you can listen to the ice crackle and pop and take in the sights uninterrupted while you wait for the glacier to calve.
Sawyer Glacier is an active tidewater glacier, which means it “calves” or breaks off.  Pieces of ice anywhere from the size of a small car to a cruise ship fall off the face of the glacier and hit the water with a thunderous roar.  No matter how many times you visit Sawyer Glacier, it is always a thrill to see a calving event. The water at the end of the fjord is nearly 600 feet deep and when an underwater calving takes place, the ice remains intact, giving us Alaska’s largest icebergs.  In other glacier areas, the calved ice generally crumbles.  Underwater calvings surface like giant submarines that rise over 250 feet and then settle into the water like large, blue ships.The icebergs are framed by sheer mountain peaks that reach over 7,000 feet. Waterfalls flow from the ice covered mountains to the jade colored inland sea.

The main focus of the cruise is the fjord and the glacier, and the wildlife is an added bonus.  We do our best to find you mountain goats, whales, bears, harbor seals, and birds.

Tracy Arm is the summer home for pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes and arctic terns.

Mountain goats are typically seen on the rocky slopes near Sawyer Glacier.  Mountain goats are more likely to come farther down the mountain on cloudier days.

Stephens Pass and Holkham Bay are the best places to spot eagles, bears, and whales.  Whales are seen on about 85% of our trips.

The ice in Tracy Arm interferes with the sonar of whales, so it is the perfect place for hundreds of harbor seals to have their pups in the summer months.