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Bartlett Cove

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-697-2230
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Great place to stretch your legs and discover native history in the only developed area in Glacier Bay National Park.

Our small cruise ship dropped anchor and we explored the area led by a ranger naturalist. In this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheryl M
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Star, Idaho
Walking Tour With Much to Photograph

As part of our visit to Bartlett Cove, we took a walking tour with Ranger Jake. It was through a... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
psychprofessor
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Mississippi
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Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you will find the park headquarters.
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  • Average5%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our small cruise ship dropped anchor and we explored the area led by a ranger naturalist. In this remote wilderness area we discovered the beauty of the area and learned about the events that took place here. The Huna Tribal House and its totems stands...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

As part of our visit to Bartlett Cove, we took a walking tour with Ranger Jake. It was through a very wild area with all sorts of fungi, growths on trees. I saw and photographed a whale skeleton and lots of plant life that looked...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We stayed at Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove. The lodge is really great and has everything you need. We enjoyed walking around the lodge and hiking on a few trails. We walked to the beach and on the docks in the cove.

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Nice natural experience but keep an eye out for bears, we saw 1 from a half mile off which was close enough for us.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We stopped here on our Uncruise adventure. It is a lovely spot at the entrance to Glacier Bay. Nice, easy hiking trails, interesting Tlinggit clan house. We had a look in the main building of the lodge which was very nice. Would like to go...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Our visit was absolutely amazing and will never be forgotten. This was our first taste of a US National Park in Alaska, and what a taste it was. Whales appeared in the cove and it has wonderful walking/hiking trails. Incredible scenery. Bears and moose in...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Stopped on our way sailing into Glacier Bay and again on the way out. Nice hiking trails. There is camping there (we did not). Ranger station. Can fuel up if needed. Internet access, allowed clearing the inbox on the trip home. Bathrooms and showers. Saw...More

Thank KLMMadison
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

The wonderful cruise (Wilderness Explorer with Uncruise) stopped here, and it was a beautiful spot. I believe there are vacation units you can reserve in season. There is a whale skeleton on exhibit, along with the tragic story of how it died, and regulations put...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Bartlett Cove is at the entrance to Glacier Bay, and contains the Park Visitor Center as well as a lodge, gift shop, and restaurant. It's not necessarily easy to visit - most large cruise ships don't stop there, and you otherwise have to fly in...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Spent time here staying at the Glacier Bay Lodge. Walking along the cove watched an otter just calmly swimming and diving, Bald Eagles perched in the trees, and Black Oystercatchers on the shore. It's the Alaska beauty you came to see!

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You can take a walk through the woods, kayak. There is a native American exhibit. Lodge for lunch. If you need to do laundry and shower, you can do that too. Small gift shop. Lots of different trails...woods, waterfront, to... More
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Iffy at best. Humpbacks most likely.
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