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The deep fjords of Glacier Bay National Park attract orca, humpback and minke whale to feed in the channels, whilst you can expect to see bears along the picturesque shoreline, turning over rocks to find crustaceans.

The entire area offers unrivalled scenery of glaciers, mountains, islands and fjords, together with a wealth of wildlife. You may see Dall’s porpoises, while colonies of Steller’s sealions congregate on rocky islets to bask or mate, and thousands of harbour seals breed and nurture their pups. The park is home to moose, brown and black bears, wolves, coyotes and marmots. River otters are widespread, along with pine marten, mink and weasel; the scarce wolverine is rarely seen.

The Alsek River Delta is a refuge for lynx, snowshoe hare and beaver, thousands of seabirds nest on its cliffs and rocky shores, and migrating geese and sea ducks find refuge in the sheltering arms of the bay.

You can only reach Glacier Bay by floatplane or boat.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: Dall’s porpoise, humpback whale, minke whale, orca, Dall sheep
  • Where: Gulf of Alaska, Alaska
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge is the only accommodation inside Glacier Bay National Park and can accommodate up to four people. Surrounded by rainforest and close to glaciers, activities on offer from the lodge include boat excursions, kayaking, hiking and flightseeing. It is connected to Juneau by high speed catamaran.