Humpback Whales feeding in Sitakaday Narrows

This is the narrow opening to Glacier Bay, where it opens up to bigger waters close to the Gulf of Alaska and the open ocean. Four times a day the tides shift and water level in the bay drops or rises as much as 24 feet! That creates fast moving and turbulent water.

The humpback whale thrives here where it can feed upon millions of tiny fish and shrimp-like critters called krill. Glacier Bay is full of wildlife and not just in the water. Keep an eye of for animals on shore too. Sometimes bears can be seen along some of the beaches.

At your next stop we will see the hairiest creatures on the planet. Click HERE to go to Boulder Island.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826

Phone:

(907) 697-2230

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