• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Glacier Bay Cruise Ship Prospectus   

Solicitation # GLBA-CRUISESHIP-08

Prospectus Under Which Multiple Concession Contracts May Be Awarded For The Operation Of Cruise Ship Services Within Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve

Revised Note (1/26/09):
Proposals (applications) may be submitted at any time until the contract termination date (2019). The NPS has completed a review of proposals received prior to the initial closing date of August 18, 2008 and have awarded all available June through August use days. Additional concession contracts will not have an allocation of June through August use days, but will be entitled to request relinquished use days or provide services during the shoulder and winter seasons.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Dave Nemeth; e-mail us or (907) 697-2624


Individual Prospectus Sections

Prospectus Errata/Updates/Modifications

5/20/08: Modification #1 : Deadline to Submit Questions

7/28/08: Cruise Ship Prospectus Question & Answers
News Release: Six Cruise Lines Submit Proposals to Operate in Glacier Bay

1/14/09: New ten-year concessions contracts awarded to four cruise ship companies

Federal Business Opportunities Notice
here for the FedBizOpps notice, posted 5/20/2008

Supplemental Documents Referenced in the Prospectus
36 CFR Part 13
36 CFR PART 51
ADF&G Wildlife Notebook Series List
Annual Financial Report – Short Form
Eppley Institute - Interpretive training Courses
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Regulatory Compendium - 2008
National Park Service Management Policies 2006
NPS - Be a Junior Ranger

NPS Interpretive Development Program
NPS Management Improve Act of 1998 (PL 105-391)
NPS National Standards for Interpretation
Regulations Page of the Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Website
Glacier Bay Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements - EIS
Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements - Executive Summary
Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements Record of Decision
Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program


For more information:
Contact Chief of Concessions Management David Nemeth by e-mail or call (907) 697-2230.

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Did You Know?

Mt Fairweather

Captain James Cook named the tallest mountain in Glacier Bay, Mount Fairweather, in 1778. As Southeast Alaska is a temperate rainforest, with an average of only 50 sunny days a year, it would require fair-weather to see that mountain.