Dawes & Sawyer Glacier, Alaska

The twin Sawyer Glaciers, North Sawyer and South Sawyer, are located at the end of Tracy Arm, a fjord in Alaska near about 45 miles south of Juneau. It was designated as a wilderness area by the United States Congress in 1980. The Tracy Arm area covers 653,179 acres and consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice.

The wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds, such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots. The mountain goats, which are usually found in the higher elevation areas, have been seen near the base of Sawyer Glacier.

Things to See & Do

* Wildlife viewing
* Glaciers
* Waterfalls
* Icebergs

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 195.9 km²
Population – 3,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 9 hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port is located at Juneau.

Travel Links – The Sawyer Glacier can be accessed from Juneau.

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