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Adventure Bound Alaska/Tracy Arm
Alaska Canopy Adventures - JUNEAU, AK
Adventure Bound Alaska
Adventure Bound Alaska Tracy Arm Glacier Cruise
Bike Parking: Yes
The day long trip to Tracy Arm was one of the highlights of our Alaska trip by far. The crew was super friendly and informative and the views all day are to die for. You can bring your own lunch/snacks or they have reasonably priced sandwiches and snacks on board. They definitely don't try to gouge you with food prices like a lot of tour companies and lots of people also brought their own food. The trip is about 8-9 hours and the boat can get full so I recommend getting there early to board to get seats by your group especially if you have more than 2 people. The captain was great and was constantly on the lookout for wildlife to stop for point out. The crew got just as excited by the wildlife as the passengers and they always took the time to stop to watch wildlife, pull right up next to waterfalls to feel the spray or turn the boat to get that perfect picture of an iceberg or the glacier. When you get to the glacier at the end of the fjord they stop the boat and turn off the motor for about an hour to float and watch the glacier calf. It is a great experience to hear the cracking of the ice and the cannonball-like boom as it hits the water. We saw it calf about 4-5 times while we were stopped. We saw lots of wildlife - eagles, a pair of puffins, bears, porpoises, seals. And the views up and down the fjord are just absolutely breathtaking. I could not recommend this trip or the crew more! Go - you won't be disappointed!
Had a terrific day today. Visiting Tracy arm fjord and at the end of it is the South Sawyer glacier. Captain Steve highly knowledgeable. Took lots of time never felt rushed. As a bonus we saw orca killer whales along the way back. Also seals of course at the glacier lots of them. Truly enjoyable experience.
This was an all day trip out to the South Sawyer glacier. On the way, we saw beautiful hills and bluer than blue icebergs. The glacier was amazing and awe inspiring. The crew of the Captain Cook were very helpful and made some great sandwiches too. If you are in SE Alaska for at least a couple of days, make this trip a priority.
It is a full day activity very enjoyable with so many amazing views. Being a small boat allows the whole group to enjoy the views and service is Great. I think Ellisa was our captain. she and her crew made the trip amazing After a long way into the tract arm you will face a Magnificient view of the glacier decorated with seals. Water falls on the way are an additadditional attractio
We boarded our catamaran directly from the Emerald Princess cruise ship. The crew were all super friendly! Marina, the naturalist, did a fabulous job explaining things to us. Was hilarious & would answer any questions we had. She and Lukas *aka* Prince Harry made everybody crack up!!! Captain Daniel did a fabulous job getting us up close to not only the glacier, but the waterfalls as well. Saw lots of seals & humpbacks!
If you do ONE thing in Juneau, a trip to Tracy Arm Fjord has to be it! Phenomenal views, amazing scenery, highlight of our Juneau trip! We saw the trifecta: calving glacier, whales, and a black bear! Not to mention the sea lions and the bald eagles. We also got to see the largest calving and shooters, one in 25 year event! It almost took a yacht! We have our video posted to YouTube if you want to see it. Bring some cash purchase snacks and hot chocolate, and to take care of the deck hands and Captain of course. Capt. James is awesome, professional and made sure we had the best time ever! Thanks to Adventure Bound for a phenomenal experience. We were hesitant because of the amount of time on the boat and the high cost, but it was completely worth it. No question in our mind, no regret, and when we come back for a return visit, we will be booking this trip again!
It's a full day but worth it! We saw lots of wildlife~ whales, seals, bald eagles etc. The highlight was the Sawyer Glacier calving! It was impressive! One of the deckhands used a net to get some of the glacier ice for use to hold and take pictures with. There were beautiful blue icebergs all around. We also went close to some waterfalls. The ride out to the glacier is long but beautiful! You can buy food on the boat. We had 2 sandwiches, several sodas and chips and M&Ms all for $14. Cash only on board. One of the cheapest excursions we went on and by far the best!
This is a wonderful all day tour. The captain and deckhands are very competent and make you feel safe. The boat holds about 50 people and glides through 3-4 foot seas with ease. The water in Tracy Arm was smooth. Tons of incredible icebergs and seals. Bring your own food, or the deckhand can make a sandwich for a price. I would highly recommend this tour.
As a tour guide myself in Haines, AK, I took some time off to visit the Tracy Arm on recommendation (and from photos shared by) my touring guests. This trip was everything everyone raved about. Just over an hour after leaving Juneau, we arrived at the mouth of Tracy Arm and circled around the biggest, bluest icebergs awaiting us in the morning mist. We then traveled up through Tracy Arm's gorgeous mountains and trickling water, making an up-close stop at the gushing Fountain of Youth falls. As we neared the end of the fjord and came around a bend, there it was, Sawyer Glacier in all it's blue, beautiful glory. Once the engine was cut, the only sounds were the hissing and cracking of calving and the oohs and ahhh of our group. We stayed long enough to see the glacier calve at least 3 times while rocks and boulders continued to trickle and crash into the the icy waters below. Before leaving the glacier, we floated by hundreds of wide-eyed, speckled seals sliding past each other on patches of loose ice. Captain Steve, Alissa, John and Joel were wonderfully attentive and informative. They even netted a bit of glacial ice and brought it on board so we could see how much of it had been hidden beneath the surface while tasting it's salt. The ride back had better light than the way in, so I rephotographed everything we had already seen with renewed wonder and joy. Unable to tear myself away from the outside view much of the time, hot drinks inside were in order as my layers and hat were slightly too few, even for August. It was nice to have that amenity onboard. I brought my own lunch, but light fare was available on the boat. I also got to read my book on the way from Tracy Arm back to Juneau - a nice, relaxing perk after such an exciting day. Thank you for such a terrific tour, Adventure Bound Alaska!! From the helpful staff at the front desk to the onboard crew, you were wonderful hosts and I highly recommend you now to all who travel my way.
We loaded up at 8 in the morning. The boat was perfect. It was not too big so it could get close to the glacier, but big enough that we felt perfectly safe. The captain was informative and had been doing this a long time. The two young helpers made sure we were comfortable. They sell water, coffee, and food items, although you are welcome to bring your own. The day started with rain, then mist, then just cold. Cabin was heated. We spent a long time at the glacier, there were at least 100 seals and it was fun to watch and listen to the glacier sounds. Didn't get back till 5 or after so we had a full day on the water. Money well spent!
Wow....I could stop there, but I'll give you some more details. We all concluded that if we did nothing else, we could have gone home after our day on the Adventure Bound and it would have been worthwhile. It will be hard to top our day. We saw the glacier calve multiple times plus we saw eagles, a bear, multiple seals, sea lions, plus humpbacks.
There were a lot of icebergs in front of the glacier, but with careful maneuvering, Captain Steve got us quite close to the face (but not too close). We were rewarded with an awesome calving and felt the effects of it later as the ripples spread out. There were multiple smaller calvings and Captain Steve made the most of our time. When the boat is stopped, were had full run of the deck. When underway, there is a clearly delineated area that we needed to stay out of so that the Captain has a clear view for navigating
The journey to the Sawyer glacier was as glorious as the arrival. Blue ice floating in the fjord resembled sapphires in the sea. We lucked into weather that provided optimal viewing and the captain, Alisa, maneuvered expertly. The boat is comfortable, the staff informed, the deckhand helpful and the captain skilled and aware of her clientele's journey. We could not have been more pleased with the trip. Excellent on all counts.
We sailed with Capt. Steve on the Capt. Cook boat along with deckhands Eric and John. The boat is a 65' converted "head boat" and is perfect for getting up really close to the glacier. The boat affords you excellent photo opportunities because you can walk all the way around it. While it may not be the most luxurious glacier tour boat afloat, it was the best of all we'd been on during our stay in Alaska. The boat ride to the glacier takes a couple of hours but is well worth it. If the tide is running hard, you cross an underwater moraine in which you see active whirlpools - pretty cool! After that you see many waterfalls, and some icebergs at which they stop so you can take pictures. As you approach the glacier, the walls of the fjord close in and tower above you. Then you see more and more icebergs and then the harbor seals who raise their pups on them. Finally you get to the glacier itself and it is truly spectacular. It ends right in the water and we were lucky enough to see it calf an iceberg which was really something to experience. When it calved, the new iceberg goes under and then, somewhat ominously, begins to surface like a monster from the deep. As it does so it creates a small tsunami type wave which was fun to watch. Capt. Steve does a great job maneuvering the vessel through the ever-changing ice field. During the entire trip he points out places of interest and even allow you to join him in the wheelhouse. The deckhands did a good job of making sandwiches and tending to your needs. They also knew much about the points of interest on the trip. The cost of food on the boat was more than reasonable. By far, this was the best small boat cruise we took even though it was another misty, dreary day. I highly recommend this cruise. Do dress in layers as it's pretty cool around the ice!
We really enjoyed the trip. Steve is an experienced captain, takes his time to find nice stuff (waterfalls, seals...) and knows how to maneuver around icebergs. On our trip we were also lucky to see some spectacular calving of the glacier. The boat is nice and the pricing for drinks/snacks is fair.
Make sure you bring your camera and have it all charged up because great photo opportunities abound on this expedition. Yes it is a long day but it is worth it....it takes 2 1/2 hours to arrive at this most amazing place....consisting of glaciers, icebergs, calving, eagles, waterfalls, seals ect ...definitely would recommend