Shore Excursion Details

Endicott Arm & Glacier Explorer

Juneau, Alaska

Endicott Arm & Glacier Explorer


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  • 5 hours
  • Family Recommended

Experience up-close views of the stunning Dawes Glacier while exploring Endicott Arm in comfort aboard a high-speed expedition vessel. The adventure begins as soon as your board our custom-built expedition vessel directly from your cruise ship. The vessel will travers the rugged glacier carved arm studded with towering cliffs and waterfalls while learning about the Fords Terror Wilderness and its unique ecosystem. Relax in the warm, spacious cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced captain guides you past shimmering icebergs. The singular maneuverability of this vessel will allow you to get as close as possible to the ever-changing face of the Dawes Glacier. From the topside observation decks, you will be able to enjoy this unforgettable experience with all your senses. While exploring the length of this ice-carved fjord you will cruise beneath cliffs that rise high above the jade-colored waters. There will be stops along the way to view and photograph wildlife when present. Species you might see include, harbor seals, bald eagles, mountain goats and the occasional bear.

Need to Know:

Note: The vessel used for this tour pulls up alongside the cruise ship right before the cruise ship leaves port. Tour is approximately 5 hours, dependent on ice conditions, and returns to the ship at the entry of Endicott Arm. We recommend participants bring a warm jacket, hat and gloves to wear on the observation deck. In the event that unpredictable and ever-changing ice conditions preclude the vessel from entering the upper reaches of Endicott Arm ,and preclude views of Dawes Glacier, the tour will be modified to explore the surrounding area and search for potential wildlife. Due to diminishing daylight and ice condition this tour is not available in early May or mid to late August. This tour is not wheelchair accessible, guest must be able to navigate narrow, moving gangways, steps, and ramps with little to no assistance. There is no lift or elevator available to assist. Vessel cannot accommodate wheelchairs, or scooters. Strollers and walkers are not permitted on the gangway. Wildlife sightings are frequent but not guaranteed. Beer, wine, additional snacks and Alaskan-made retails products are available for purchase. US Dollars and credit cards accepted. Tour does not include a meal.

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Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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