Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska, located fifty miles south of the capital city, Juneau. The Tracy Arm area consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. The twin Sawyer Glaciers, North Sawyer and South Sawyer, are located at the end of Tracy Arm.

The spectacular fjord of Tracy Arm is comprised of Yosemite-like granite rocks, countless waterfalls, glass-smooth water, and mountain peaks rising more than 5,000 feet. The area can be accessed by boat from Juneau.

The wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds, such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots. The mountain goats, which are usually found in the higher elevation areas, have been seen near the base of Sawyer Glacier.

Things to See & Do

* Mendenhall Glacier
* Glacier Bay National Park
* Fishing, whalewatching and wildlife viewing
* Tracy Arm
* Admiralty Island National Monument

General information

Cruise Season - May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area - 2 643.321 km²
Electricity - 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location - The South Franklin Street Dock is the newest large cruise vessel facility in Juneau.

Transport Links - Juneau is a main port for the Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska's ferry system. The ferry runs regularly throughout Southeast Alaska with regular stops in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangel, Sitka, Haines, and Skagway.

Visitors can access Juneau from Seattle or Anchorage with Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines also has regularly scheduled flights to Ketchikan, Sitka, Wrangell, and Petersburg- with summer service to Gustavus.