Frequently Asked Questions
Glacier Bay National Park Fact Sheet
I will be visiting Glacier Bay this summer, how do I get information to plan my vacation?
I will be arriving on a cruise ship. How can I make the most of my day in Glacier Bay?
How can I get a private boating permit to enter Glacier Bay?
I want to camp in Glacier Bay's wilderness, are there established campsites?
How far are the glaciers from Bartlett Cove and which glaciers are the best to see?
How old are the glaciers in the park?
How old is the ice at the face of the glaciers?
Why are the glaciers advancing and retreating?
Is Climate Change affecting Glacier Bay's glaciers?
What is the chance of seeing an ice fall or calving?
Where can I see whales?
Where can I see bears?
Did You Know?
In 1899, an earthquake measuring 8.4 on the Richter Scale so shook the glaciers in Glacier Bay, the budding tourism industry nearly died. There was so much ice in the water from the shattered glaciers, visitors to Glacier Bay did not return to for over ten years.