The Tracy Arm Fjord is a fjord in Alaska located about 45 miles south of Juneau and is about 30 miles long, leading up to the Twin Sawyers Glacier. It is a beautiful fjord with deep, calm water and plenty of wildlife including harbor seals, bears, deer, wolves and mountain goats.
For those who may not know, a fjord is a long, narrow inlet left by a retreating glacier. It is typically found between steep cliffs where the land has been carved out by a glacier. It was fascinating to learn that our cruise ship could “parallel park” next to the cliffs if the captain wanted to–the water is so deep all the way to the base of the cliff–which is typical of fjords.
Traveling through Alaska on a cruise this past summer was incredibly memorable, but sailing through the Tracy Arm Fjord is one of the most memorable things I’ve ever experienced. The pristine beauty that surrounded our ship was breathtaking and looked like something out of a magazine. Below are some of my favorite pictures from sailing through Tracy Arm.