We did the 2 night package including meals, lodging, and boat trip and it was just right-- after 5 days in Juneau. I heartily recommend the ferry instead of flying because it is inexpensive and an interesting trip. If I were staying longer than 2 nights, I would take my car on the ferry as well to explore around Gustavus but we really didn't have a lot of extra time and just hung out at the Lodge.
The Lodge is typical national park lodge, nothing fancy-- the food the same. No Wi-Fi except sometimes in the lobby, but not what I need traveling to what is certainly the most remote national park I've been to. On the ferry we traveled for hours without seeing anything man made.
The boat trip was definitely worth it to see the glaciers-- I wouldn't go to Glacier Bay and then not do it.
My only complaint was the weather in that while June is supposed to be the driest month, summer hadn't "arrived yet" according to the ranger and it rained or drizzled almost nonstop. Go expecting rain and then be pleasantly surprised if you have sun. Definitely worth experiencing despite the weather.
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- Also Known As:
- Glacier Bay Hotel Gustavus
- Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska