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Glacier Bay Lodge is located inside Glacier Bay National Park which lies at the northwest end of the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. This Alaska National Park is well known for its tide water glaciers, deep fjords and abundant populations of Alaska wildlife, including eagles, seals, sea lions and brown bears.
Glacier Bay Lodge provides moderate level accommodations with a rustic feel. A comfortable sitting area with fireplace, park interpretive center, gift shop and restaurant are available to guests in the main building.
Important - Please plan an overnight in Juneau before and after this program. All flights in Southeast Alaska are weather dependent and may be delayed or even cancelled due to bad weather.
Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park
In the early afternoon board a small plane for a 25-minute scenic flight to Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park. On arrival, take the shuttle transfer to Glacier Bay Lodge. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy a walk or relax. Overnight at Glacier Bay Lodge.
Glacier Bay National Park
Depart from Bartlett Cove for your 8-hour narrated cruise of Glacier Bay National Park. Watch for whales, Stellar sea lions, puffins and sea otters as the high-speed catamaran cruises through the park to the face of the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, two of 16 tidewater glaciers found in the park. You may even be fortunate enough to see glacier calving (ice falling off into the ocean). Lunch is included and park rangers are aboard to provide interpretive information. The boat will return in the late afternoon.
*Return flight to Juneau or add on another day in Glacier Bay.
*Additional day - enjoy a 3.5-hour whale watching cruise to Icy Strait and Point Adolphus to see humpback whales in their summer feeding grounds. The whales' unique feeding techniques, acrobatics and vocalizations make this tour unforgettable. In the evening, you will be transferred to the Gustavus airport for your flight back to Juneau.
NOTE: Flights to/from Gustavus typically are in small planes with luggage weight limitations of 50 pounds per person.