Cruising Endicott Arm, Alaska

Endicott Arm Fjord

Endicott Arm, AlaskaTracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles (48 km) long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. During the summer, the fjords have considerable floating ice ranging from hand-sized to pieces as large as a three-story building. During the most recent glaciated period, both fjords were filled with active glaciers.

Endicott Arm is marked by rugged mountains, deep u-shaped valleys and towering waterfalls. At the head of the fjord is a tidewater glacier, Dawes Glacier. Keep an eye peeled for wildlife: bears, deer, mountain goats, eagles, harbor seals. A visit to the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, whether by boat or kayak, is an outstanding opportunity to closely observe several active tidewater glaciers surrounded by soaring mountains on all sides.