Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
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Bernie
Canada101 contributions
The highlight of the trip was exploring the Glacier Bay for 9 hours. Our Alaska cruise sails to the Inside Passage of a series of waterways formed by glaciers. It’s a beautiful day visiting the national park to see gigantic snow cap mountains and huge glaciers. It’s wonderful to see bright blue icebergs rising out of the water. I was surprised to see the Margerie Glacier’s signature crack and pieces fall off across the waves.

I was amazed by this clean, natural preserved national park. The Glacier Bay Park Rangers went onboard early morning. They spend the day aboard to answer questions, explain the scenery as the ship explore the Glacier Bay to appreciate the wonders of the national park. At the same time, the Park Rangers enforce the laws to the safety, cleanliness of the national park and assist to prevent disaster for guests.

The full day tour at the bay is well worth it. Both the glaciers and the surrounding scenery are spectacular. The entire place was stunningly gorgeous.
Written July 11, 2022
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Rebecca B
Mount Pleasant, NC659 contributions
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Our cruise ship entered the park at about 6:30am and the park ranger boarded soon after. Once the Park Ranger made it to his microphone his started giving passengers details of the area and what we were seeing. Also, if he spotted wildlife he'd tell you what general direction to look. The only way to travel through the park is via boat so you can't hike it or drive to it from the inlet where we came into the park. There are breath taking views from front to back of the park. If you booked a balcony for your cruise, I promise you'll spend most of the day out there looking at the beautiful scenery sailing by. This is a photographer's dream day cruise with glaciers and wildlife galore.
Written November 5, 2021
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Ed D
Pauline, SC386 contributions
We toured the bay on the Norwegian Encore. It is amazing to see the glaciers up close and our captain did a great job of turning the boat at least 3 full times so everyone could get pics of the Grand Pacific Glacier. We did see it calve some small ice pieces off of the face of the glacier. The number of glaciers in the Park is impressive. You can get closer on other tours that will take you in small boats right up to the face of the glaciers, but what we were able to experience in the vastness of the scenery was breathtaking. The weather was fantastic as the fog burned off and the sun came out to give us an unobstructed view in temps of the high 50's. Great time to visit.
Written August 8, 2022
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M H
Northern Virginia, VA823 contributions
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Our inner passage cruise ship explored several parts of Glacier Bay, including trips on inflatable boats to see the glaciers, some breaking up or broken up, up close. We were excited to see just- born seal pups and their mothers on many floating ice bits with the moms helping the pups regulate their body temperature by keeping them on the ice. Some of the older seals came right up to us and swam along as we glided from one place to another. I was astounded to discover bright blue icebergs rising out of the water- a blue I’d never seen before. This was a once in a lifetime experience.
Written July 1, 2022
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mochalab
Guelph, Canada251 contributions
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I wasn't expecting this to be so, but it was the highlight of the trip. We were lucky to have a perfect day in the preserve to see the snow, glaciers, and animals. This was done on a cruise ship.
The scenery and magnitude that you see, can't be easily described. It is truly remarkable, amazing and I'm still struggling to find the words.

The park rangers were great at explaining geography and the animals were saw. We had sightings of sea otters, seals, birds, dolphins and even got to see whales fluking (we didn't even see that on our paid excursion).

Once we left, I did miss seeing the snow capped mountains. They'll stay with you for ever!
Written May 18, 2022
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Athena53
Kansas City, MO1,622 contributions
My experience in Glacier Bay was part of an UnCruise trip- a small ship with only 50 passengers. We were able to get close to the glaciers, hike, kayak and explore over a few days. I highly recommend this way to visit and also recommend reading up on glaciers beforehand. There are many glaciers but also places you're likely to see sea lions, mountain goats, kittiwakes, bald eagles, sea otters and whales. Take your time!
Written August 24, 2021
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Steve C
Sun City Center, FL84 contributions
We cruised through and around here on our Alaska cruise. The weather was not great so it was hard to see in some area. The view at the glaciers were good and they were great to see. We did not see any wildlife going in or coming out. We did see seals on the icebergs by the glaciers.
Written June 17, 2022
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Mabel G
Sparta, WI67 contributions
Beautiful place! We saw so many bears (16) on the boat tour. The lodge had the best fish and chips I've ever had, and the staff was very willing to refill our water bottles over and again as we waited for our room to be ready for check in. The rooms are small, and there is no Wi-Fi anywhere other than the lodge, but all to be expected at a national park. We also really enjoyed the porcupines on site!
Written June 24, 2021
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AU-KC
Kansas City, MO63 contributions
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We cruised though Glacier Bay during our Alaskan cruise on Holland America Eurodam. We spent several hours cruising through the bay viewing glaciers. There were park rangers and naturalists on the ship providing commentary and educational information. We were also given maps and could follow the ship on the monitors so we knew exactly where we were and which glaciers we were viewing. This part of the cruise really makes you think about climate change and the impact people are having on our natural resources and the environment. EVERYONE should go here before it all disappears.
Written June 7, 2022
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Robert G
Valdosta, GA95 contributions
This is an all day tour that starts from the dock outside the lodge. It provides everything you would want with beverages, snacks, bathrooms and a sandwich for lunch. There is plenty of seating inside if you wish. The glaciers are awesome but you will likely also see whales, otters, bears and even mountain goats. the Park Ranger will provide great information and all around this is really fun for all ages. You must do this.
Written August 5, 2021
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