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Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you...

Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you will find the park headquarters.

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Nice Hike, Excellent Tour from our Ranger

We stopped here for a little bit on our Un-Cruise tour, we had a park ranger with us and she took us on the Forest Loop Trail. It was a nice walk through the rain forest with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Todd H
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stopped here for a little bit on our Un-Cruise tour, we had a park ranger with us and she took us on the Forest Loop Trail. It was a nice walk through the rain forest with a lot of information about the mushrooms, plants and pretty much everything in the forest. Others took the longer hike, but we took... More 

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Thank Todd H
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We had a great time at Bartlett Cove! Leah, of Glacier Bay Kayaks, was really helpful and cool. She even gave us a ride from town to Glacier Bay, and took us to our previous campsite to retrieve a lost Leatherman tool along the way. We were hoping to do an overnight kayak expedition, but the tides were against us... More 

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Thank A S
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Bartlett Cove serves as the starting and ending point for tours by the Sea Wolf, a 12-passenger converted WWII minesweeper with a crew of 5, captained by its owner, Kimber Owens.

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Thank ChrisMcNeil
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice log cabin setting for guests. A small restaraunt and gift shop. Sort of like a drop off spot for campers and hikers to stay for a day or two.

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Thank LetsGetOut
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Highly recommend the hike with the Park Ranger. Fairly easy hike, but you learn so much about Bartlett Cove, Glacial formations, resection, etc. In this easy hike you will go through 200 year old forests, the oldest growth in the park, and visit two spectacular 'ponds' formed by glacier depressions. On the same hike we took, someone saw three black... More 

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Thank Mark B
Clemson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The morning of our last day in Glacier Bay NP we had time to hike before checking out of the lodge and returning to the small airport. We took the Bartlett River trail through the woods. Footing was rough as there were many exposed roots and rocks to step over. We were glad we had our hiking boots and poles!... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is whre Glacier bay Lodge is based but the whole of the Bartlett Cove area is beautiful and there is lots to do . There are lots of trails to follow and good advise with regard to wildkife . Just make sure you are all mossied up as they are particularly bad and on the shore line walks you... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Glacier Bay National Park and Visitor Center is located here and offers trails, a restaurant, gift shop, and several exhibits and information regarding the wildlife and the area. We especially enjoyed the marked trails that led us along the shore and then into the lush forests. The flowers, mosses, lichens, and trees are plentiful and there is a great... More 

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Southern AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Kayaking is also available near the Glacier Bay Lodge. The hiking trails are great, plus one can go off the trails onto the rocks by the shore. We watched the whales all over blowing water into the air as they exhaled. Nature at its best.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center is here in Gustavus. We walked on a trail through the rain forest that was at times elevated because it was so wet with ponds. Having never been to a true rain forest it was fascinating to see how wet and dark it was. The plants and mushrooms that grow in the rain forest... More 

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