Glacier Bay Boater Orientation

2022 Boater Orientation

An orientation is required for individuals operating vessels in Glacier Bay. Please watch the following videos to complete your orientation:
  1. 2022 Annual Glacier Bay Boater's Orientation (in person or online)
  2. On the Water (in person or online)

Your Boater Orientation is not complete until all operators have signed an Orientation Confirmation sheet and sent it to the Visitor Information Station.


Please check back after May for the 2022 Boater Orientation. The Visitor Information Station requires a signed confirmation when you have completed both videos for the current permit season.
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22 minutes, 46 seconds

It is mandatory that all vessel operators traveling within Glacier Bay complete an orientation. Orientations can be completed in-person at the Visitor Information Station (VIS), or by watching this video, as well as the film, "On the Water".

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20 minutes, 37 seconds

Glacier Bay Boater's Orientation Video. Take a safe and successful journey on the beautiful waters of Glacier Bay National park. Boating regulations, recommendations, and insider knowledge will help you enjoy your boating adventure and ensure the protection of Glacier Bay's resources.

Last updated: May 29, 2022

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