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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

What to Bring

kayakers in front of Lamplugh Glacier

Gear for an Overnight Kayak Trip

  • Glacier Bay backcountry permit
  • kayak
  • paddle
  • spare paddle
  • gloves/ pogies
  • paddle jacket or rain jacket
  • hat (for rain or sun)
  • sunglasses
  • sunblock
  • water
  • water purification method
  • map
  • binoculars
  • camera
  • film
  • tent/ bivy sack
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • stove
  • fuel
  • cooking pan
  • food
  • synthetic (polypropylene) long underwear
  • wool and/or fleece clothing
  • bear-proof food canister
  • field guides(marine mammals, plants, stars, etc.)
  • VHF radio
  • flares
  • bear spray
tourboat visitors on bow

Gear for a Day Trip on the Tour Boat

Warm clothing including hat
Rain gear-including jacket, pants and hat

Camera and extra film and batteries
Sunblock and sunglasses
Field guides

Did You Know?

 Sea Otter

Sea otters have the densest hair coat of any mammal, with up to a million hairs per square inch. Humans only have 20,000 hairs on their entire head.