Gustavus--Coming in on the ferry, spending five nights (yielding 4 full days), first week July 2013.
Driving our 21-ft van-RV (FYI-I called Mt. Fairweather Golf Course to see if could park/dry camp there since there seems to be no RV Parks or related infrastructure.
The answer was "yes" for dry camping with use of restroom facilities--so that's something relatively new for folks wanting to bring their small RV's--there's a rear axle length limit for taking vehicles by ferry to Gustavus.)
Looking at three vendors--two for Pt Aldolpus and one is the concessionaire for Glacier Bay.
Favoring the Pt. Aldolpus location over Glacier Bay due to the sheer number of whales we understand are in that area--love watching them although never visited them at eye level before (came close on the Pacific Whale Foundation raft at Lahaina...)
These two vendors are twice the money of the concessionaire (Glacier Bay Sea Kayakers) but there are boat transfers involved and that costs money.
Pt Aldolpus [full day]
Spirit Walker Expeditions
Alaska Mountain Guides
or, Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay Sea Kayakers
Anyone familiar with these vendors and/or the paddles?
We'll do a boat cruise of Glacier Bay with the Lodge outfit-
That and the sea kayaking trip will take up two of our four days--
We figure on doing a kayak rental and paddle on our own in the Bartlett Cove area of Glacier Bay. So leaves one day to hike and have a look at the beaches--wander around Gustavus.
Anyone know about the parking situation at Bartlett Cove? Understand the Nat'l Park doesn't offer any day parking...we hope to drive back and forth rather than use the taxi.