The town of Gustavus lies on a broad plain at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park. This vast wilderness area is bordered by the Fairweather mountain range to the West, with majestic peaks rising 15,000 feet from the sea, creating massive ice flows which carve their way to tidewater in the pristine bay. The park spans over 4,000 square miles and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
and Biosphere Reserve.
Recreational opportunities abound in Gustavus and Glacier Bay. A day tour boat
departs Bartlett Cove (Gustavus) each morning for a seven hour tour of the bay and its glaciers. Kayaking, camping, hiking and fishing can also be found in Gustavus and Glacier Bay.
Due to limited access and permit requirements, advance reservations are recommended. Alaska Seaplanes’ knowledgeable Gustavus staff can help plan your trip, and offer recommendations on lodging, tours and other activities. Alaska Seaplanes offers six roundtrip flights daily to Gustavus in the summer and three per day in the winter.
Give us a call at (907) 697-2375 to book your trip to Glacier Bay today!