Plan Your Visit


Are you dreaming of a Glacier Bay adventure?

We want to help you plan your visit!

Get ready for puffins, bears, whales, and eagles. Forests and fjords. Glaciers and salmon streams. Tourboats and ancient Tlingit homeland. Glacier Bay offers countless opportunities for discovery and we hope you will have fun, make lifelong memories, and develop a deep connection to this special place.

Where to begin? This “Plan Your Visit” section has all kinds of helpful tips about things to do, places to go, and eating and sleeping. Dig deeper for information about accessibility, directions, operating hours and seasons, permits and reservations, and brochures. If you are planning a visit on a vessel (cruise ship, tour vessel, charter, or your own private boat), the perfect place to start is with Glacier Bay by Boat.

For information about the wide variety of commercial operators that provide everything from lodging to kayak rentals, check out our Goods and Services page.

For additional information, download the Fairweather Visitor's Guide or official Park Map.
Visit the official online store for books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Alaska Geographic, store proceeds directly benefit Glacier Bay National Park.

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 140
Gustavus, AK 99826


(907) 697-2230

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