Is Sawyer Glacier in Glacier Bay?

The turn-around spot is Sawyer Glacier (technically two glaciers: North Sawyer and South Sawyer), but large cruise ships can’t get as close to the ice as they can in Glacier Bay.

Where is Sawyer Glacier located?

The North Sawyer Glacier, also called Sawyer Glacier, starts in British Columbia and flows west through the Coast Mountains for 22 miles (35 km) to Tracy Arm, about 78 miles (126 km) north of Petersburg and 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Is Icy Strait the same as Glacier Bay?

Glacier Bay is the principal tributary to Icy Strait-Cross Sound, a large passage that links the northern waters of the Alexander Archipelago to the open sea. Secondary inlets join this waterway from the north and south.

Are there whales in Glacier Bay Alaska?

Glacier Bay is a Humpback Whale sanctuary. In the park’s waters, Humpback Whales benefit from some of the strongest protections found anywhere on our planet. Once in rapid decline, the number of whales spotted in Glacier Bay is growing every year.

Which side of the ship is best on an Alaska cruise?

Northbound Alaska cruises sail up the coastline through the Inside Passage and along Hubbard Glacier, so your best view of Alaska’s scenic landmasses are likely on the starboard side of the ship.

Who was Sawyer Glacier named after?

South Sawyer Glacier starts in British Columbia and flows northwest for 31 miles (50 km) to the head of Tracy Arm, about 73 miles (118 km) north of Petersburg and 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska. The glacier was named in 1889 by Commander H.B. Mansfield of the U.S. Navy.

What glacier is in Tracy Arm Fjord?

Sawyer Glacier The twin Sawyer Glaciers
Sawyer Glacier The twin Sawyer Glaciers, North Sawyer and South Sawyer, are located at the end of Tracy Arm.

Is Glacier Bay worth seeing?

Glacier Bay National Park provides countless other awe-inspiring on-water and on-land sights besides its glaciers. Some of an Alaska travel experience’s best thrills come from seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and Glacier Bay is home to quite the menagerie of Alaska animals.

What is Icy Strait known for?

Icy Strait Point features the world’s largest ZipRider, with six 5,330′ ziplines dropping 1330′. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, then the ZipRider is for you.