Goods & Services

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A variety of services are available to park visitors, including lodging and dining, tour and charter vessels, guided trips, and more. Businesses authorized to operate inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are listed in the Area Visitor Services Listing. Additional offerings just outside the park can be explored on the Gustavus Visitors' Association website.


Bartlett Cove Services

Fuel Dock:

The Bartlett Cove fuel dock is managed and operated by the Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove. For fuel services, contact the Glacier Bay Lodge upon your arrival at the fuel dock on VHF channel 16, or at 697-4000, typically from Memorial Day to Labor Day. An attendant will meet you within 15 minutes. Fuel is not available when the lodge is closed for the winter/off-season.

Please note: There is no shore access from the fuel dock, and the dock may not be used for loading or off-loading freight or passengers. This dock is only to be used for fueling and waste pumpout.


A waste pumpout is available at the fuel dock. The discharge of "blackwater" (water contaminated with human waste) is prohibited in Bartlett Cove waters.

Water and Power:

Fresh, potable water is available at the dock. Vessels may not use electrical shore power unless otherwise authorized by a park ranger.

Glacier Bay Lodge:

Public restrooms, phone, storage, a restaurant, and the Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center are all located at the Glacier Bay Lodge during the summer. Camping fuel (white gas & propane canisters) and bear spray may also be purchased at the Lodge if their stock allows.

Kayak Rentals:

Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks provides kayak rentals and guided day trips. They are located in Bartlett Cove near the public dock and can be contacted at (907) 697-2257

Gustavus Services

A small town of 600 located approximately 10 miles from Bartlett Cove, Gustavus is the "Gateway to Glacier Bay." Gustavus offers a variety of visitor services and activities, including a grocery store, antique gas station and gift shop, building supply store, post office, and multiple art galleries. Please note that groceries are not available in Bartlett Cove, but taxi service is available during the summer months between Bartlett Cove and Gustavus.

State of Alaska Travel Info

State of Alaska Official Travel Website

This is the state's informational page on traveling in Alaska, including links to the Alaska Business License website, State Travel Resources, Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska Fish & Game and more.

Last updated: February 20, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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