Set beneath a panorama of snow-capped mountains the magnitude of the landscape here is humbling as we spend a day exploring spectacular Tracy Arm Fjord (& Sawyer glaciers) or Endicott Arm Fjord (& Dawes glacier).
- At the head of each fjord a tidewater glacier stretches across the bay and calves into the sea. Tidewater glaciers are valley glaciers that wind through the coastal mountains of southeastern Alaska.
- Stand on deck as we cruise past vertical rock cliffs and cascading waterfalls that plummet more than 1000ft into aqua colored water dotted with blue icebergs.
- During the cruise watch for Mountain Goats, Black and Brown Bear, Seals with pups and their nemesis the Orca (Killer) Whale.
- Southeast Alaska is also a great place for bird watching. Bald Eagle and a variety of sea birds (including Common Merganser, Goldeneye, Surf Scoter, Harlequin Duck, Marbled Murrelets, Sandpiper, Kingfishers) are also commonly seen in these waters.