Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay National Park (1 Park Road, Gustavus, AK) – this 3.3 million acre park offers visitors lofty mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, an abundance of marine wildlife and, most of all, massive tidewater glaciers. All this makes Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve one of Alaska’s most spectacular settings, and a must-stop for every cruise ship sailing north through Southeast Alaska.
As marine waters make up nearly one-fifth of the park, Glacier Bay is rich with marine life, including the endangered humpback whale, orcas, threatened Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and porpoises. In addition to marine mammals, Glacier Bay is home to a large bear population, both brown and black, as well as the blue glacier bear, a rare color phase of the black. Moose, wolves, Sitka blacktail deer, mountain goats and bald eagle also thrive in the park. Free admission / no camping fees. Open all hours.