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Sawyer Glacier?


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Thanks to all for the great info re Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Tracy Arms...but I'm finding little written about Sawyer Glacier which is on some itineraries. Any info?

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The Sawyer Glaciers are at the end of Tracy Arm fjord.. there are two, the North and South glacier. Tracy Arm is very scenic, a lovely place to cruise although IMHO [I]only[/I] better on a smaller boat than a huge cruise ship.

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So...Sawyer Glaciers are part of Tracy Arm fiords !!! Got it!!! Learning every day!! Thanks for the clarification!

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Yes, we arrived back from our Alaskan cruise yesterday and went to Tracy Arm - Sawyer Glaciers. It is very, very beautiful but we were a little disappointed as you do not pull up alongside the glacier like in Glacier Bay. The glaciers are quite a ways away - one would need to be on a smaller boat to get up close and personal.

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Don't feel too bad. Getting up close and personal with glaciers that size is very dangerous, and even the small ships keep their distance. The underwater ice from the glaciers extends far past what you can see, and calving is very dangerous too.
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