Guides to Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National park is a central highlight of many of our Alaska itineraries. Discover this wondrous place before you sail with our online guides, focusing on local history, wildlife, and conservation.

Glacier Bay National Park


Glacier Bay National Park is the jewel in the crown of any Alaskan voyage. Spanning 3.3 million acres, as part of a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site, a cruise through Glacier Bay National Park reveals some of the planet’s most remarkable tidewater glaciers. From the majesty of the sheer icy cliffs to the awesome sights of eagles flying overhead, there is much to see both from ship and on shore.

For those interested in local culture, US National Park Rangers are available to present their interpretive program covering the region's nature, history, and culture. If natural wonders are what you seek, be prepared for sightings of otters and whales in the water, puffins in the air, and even bears on the shore.

Discover the effects of climate on this incredible scene, and explore what it takes to carefully manage and preserve the land, and the countless flora and fauna it supports.

Explore all of these with our online articles in anticipation of your Alaskan voyage.

Discover Alaska

Whether you're considering an Alaskan adventure or have already booked your voyage, our guides, articles and packing tips are sure to whet your appetite and help your prepare for the journey of a lifetime.

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