Glacier Bay Boater Orientation

2020 Boater Orientation Video

An orientation is required for individuals operating vessels in Glacier Bay. Please watch the following videos to complete your orientation:
  1. 2020 Boater Orientation
  2. On the Water: Glacier Bay Boater Orientation Video
Only vessel operators are required to complete an orientation. When applying for a 2020 Glacier Bay Private Vessel Permit. Sign the bottom of your application that you have completed all portions of your orientation.

Your 2020 Boater Orientation is not complete until you have signed the bottom of the permit application and sent it to the Visitor Information Station.

A signature is required and your permit may be delayed or denied if we do not have your orientation recorded.

If you are applying for your first 2020 permit:
Please complete the boaters orientation section at the bottom of your permit application and send it in when you apply. Any additional permits you apply for will have your orientation on record.

If you are applying for a permit later:
You may complete your orientation without applying for a permit at anytime, just fill out the boaters orientation section on the permit application and email it to: GLBA_VIS@NPS.GOV . When you apply for a permit we will have a record of your orientation.

In-person orientations will not be offered for the 2020 season

2020 Private Vessel Permit Application

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12 minutes, 49 seconds

2020 Boater Orientation Video


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17 minutes, 38 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: June 28, 2020

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