Endicott Arm Appeal


Sarah Scoltock, UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise Adventures’ weeklong cruises in the remote wilderness of Alaska are memorable trips with a focus on nature and up close wildlife, plus outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, skiffs and paddle boarding.

One of our favorite lesser-known places in Alaska is Endicott Arm with Dawes Glacier and Fords Terror Wilderness.

The large cruise ships don’t usually venture into Endicott Arm; they visit Tracy Arm fjord instead. Endicott Arm is marked by rugged mountains, deep u-shaped valleys and towering waterfalls.

At the head of the fjord is a tidewater glacier. Keep an eye peeled for wildlife: bears, deer, mountain goats, eagles and harbor seals.

Endicott Arm Fjord Alaska
See how our ship is dwarfed by the grandness of this fjord?

Skiffing through Endicott Arm
Exploring the fjord by skiff

Waterfall in Endicott Arm Fjord
Shoreline exploration and up close with a waterfall

Icebergs from Dawes Glacier
Icebergs adrift

Fords Terror Wilderness
Fords Terror— Can you see the current?

Fords Terror is named after a naval crewman in 1899 that rowed his dinghy into the narrow fjord at slack tide and then got stuck in terrible (and terrifying) currents.

Dawes Glacier Alaska
Spend time near the face of Dawes Glacier and watch for calving

Dawes Glacier Alaska
Fords Terror— Do you see the current?

Alaskan cruises are often treated to a glacier calving show, as seen below where guests from the Safari Endeavour witnessed massive chunks calve from the face of Dawes Glacier.

Which itineraries visit Endicott Arm Fjord?

Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (2 days in GBNP, visits Endicott)
Alaska Fjords and Glaciers (Visits Endicott)
Fjords of Alaska Cruise- Ultimate Expedition (Endicott & GBNP)
Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise- Fitness & Yoga (Endicott, 2 days in GBNP)

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