Things to Do
Activities in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are as diverse as the park and preserve itself. Whether you have a few hours or a lifetime, whether your idea of adventure is a ranger-led walk or a bivouac in a snow cave, there is plenty to do here! This page is intended to help you plan your visit by providing a broad overview of visitor activities, with links to more detailed information for each of them.
Cruising Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay National Preserve
Glacier Bay is a photographer's paradise with its abundant wildlife and many moods.
Flightseeing from nearby communities gives an aerial perspective (weather permitting). For a list of air taxi operators that provide flightseeing tours over Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, see Area Visitor Services.
Birdwatching is a popular activity given the 274 species sighted in the park.
Area Visitor Services is a listing of businesses that provide lodging, transportation, tours, and other useful visitor services.
Be familiar with the rules that protect the park and its visitors.
Did You Know?
There are separate populations of killer whales that inhabit the same area but eat different foods, behave differently, and do not interbreed. Three kinds—transients, residents, and offshores—have all been spotted in Glacier Bay.