Businesses and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA permit or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA. A CUA permit is required if you, as an individual, organization, or company, provide any goods, activities, services, agreements, or other function for members, clients, or the public that:
Applying for a Glacier Bay CUA Permit
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has adopted the same application period as the Alaska Regional Office (See NPS Memo for details). The application period for all Glacier Bay CUAs is November 1 to April 30. A fully completed application package including insurance, fee payment, and other required documentation must be received or postmarked by the April 30th deadline. Applications received or postmarked after April 30th will not be accepted. Rare exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances involved or if the application is to provide an approved service not currently offered by other commercial operators. Any request for a waiver based upon extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing and approved by the park Superintendent.
When applying for a new CUA or renewing a current CUA, please use the following links to access current application (instructions included), reporting forms, fee schedules, and additional Application Resourses:
CUA Application (Form 10-550)
Application Period is November 1st through April 30th. A fully completed application package including insurance, fee payment, and other required documentation must be received or postmarked by the April 30th deadline.
CUA Annual Financial Report (form 10-660)
Required for all CUA Holders. This form must be submitted by November 15th of each year.
Activity Reporting Forms
Required for all CUA Holders. Guided Activity Reports are due by November 15th. Sportfishing Logs are due the 5th of each month for the prior month. Alsek-Tat Rafting Report and Bear Survey due at completion of trip. Submit reports via email to e-mail us.
Use the Guided Services Activity Report Form for Guided Boating Trips, Group Camping, Backcountry, Day Hiking, Kayaking, Mountaineering, Photography, Sportfishing, Winter Activities, and Vehicle Transportation Services.
Use this Log to report all fishing activity in park waters.
2019 Glacier Bay Commercial Use Authorization Fee Schedule
Application Fee (Due with Application)
One Year CUA-$200
Two Year CUA-$300
Management Fee – (Due with Application)
One Year CUA-$100
Two Year CUA-$200
Monitoring Fee for Alsek River Rafting (Due Nov 15)
Greater of $1000 or $32 USD per person
Alsek River Rafting Fees can be paid online thru pay.gov.
Fee Payments for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve CUAs can be made online via www.pay.gov-Alaska Region Commercial Use Authorization Fees Form. Go here for Pay.gov instructions: https://pay.gov/public/form/start/21561032.
Please email fee payment receipts to e-mail us.
CUAs-Frequently Asked Questions
This Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) handbook provides details like important dates in the application process, frequently asked questions, and more.
CUA Application Checklist
2018 Insurance Requirements for CUAs in Glacier Bay
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Training and Certification
State of Alaska Business Licensing
Businesses applying for CUAs at other Alaska National Parks must continue to apply through the Alaska Regional Office.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Last updated: March 6, 2019