Photo Credit: Alaska Mountain Guides Sea Kayaking

Glacier Bay National Park Day Tours & Attractions

Glacier Bay National Park offers a multitude of attractions and tours. If you’re in Gustavus, immerse yourself in the park’s natural beauty by exploring the hiking trails that depart from Glacier Bay Lodge. For a multi-day experience, set off on a sailboat or kayak your way through the park’s waters past wildlife, glaciers, and icebergs.

Parks & Trails

Explore trails in Bartlett Cove, the only developed hiking are in the park

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet

This trail pass­es along an inter­tidal lagoon and through a for­est of spruce and hem­lock before end­ing at the Bartlett estu­ary. You may see coy­otes, moose, bear, and riv­er otter along the beach. Ducks, geese and oth­er water birds con­cen­trate in the inter­tidal area dur­ing migra­tions and molt­ing. Salmon run up the riv­er lat­er in the sum­mer that draws in hun­gry har­bor seals. To reach the trail­head, park at the Glac­i­er Bay Lodge/​Visitor Cen­ter and…  ...more

Difficulty: Easy

The Beach Trail departs from Glac­i­er Bay Lodge in Gus­tavus and fol­lows the shore for one mile, tra­vers­ing beach mead­ows and for­est habi­tats, home to por­cu­pines, bears and moose.

[{"slug":"glacier-bay-national-park","title":"Glacier Bay National Park"}]

Sea Kayaking View All

Multi-day guided kayak trips in Glacier Bay National Park

Season: May - September $135+ 4 hrs - 8 days

Guid­ed sea kayak­ing in Alaska’s South­east opens up the mag­i­cal world of water-based tour­ing. Glide through a marine envi­ron­ment with gor­geous views in every direc­tion, and many oppor­tu­ni­ties to spot wildlife – from eagles and salmon to bears, whales and sea lions. Options include day tours for busy sched­ules and mul­ti-day immer­sions, all under the expert guid­ance of nat­u­ral­ists who help you under­stand the com­plex work­ings of a unique and amazing  ...more

[{"slug":"glacier-bay-national-park","title":"Glacier Bay National Park"},{"slug":"skagway","title":"Skagway"}]

Flightseeing Tours View All

See Glacier Bay from above, watching the glacier spill out from the mountains

[{"slug":"glacier-bay-national-park","title":"Glacier Bay National Park"},{"slug":"skagway","title":"Skagway"}]

Sailing & Private Yacht Charters

Cruise Glacier Bay on a small ship cruise or private charter

Season: Year Round
$485 per person / $2800 for whole boat up to 6 passengers
Cruise Ship Type: Small Ship Cruises

Explore Alaska’s hot springs and glac­i­ers aboard a unique ship that puts you behind the helm and lets you man the sails. This South­east Alas­­ka-based tour oper­a­tor will leave you with a new def­i­n­i­tion of what it means to have a once-in-a-life­­time Alas­kan adven­ture. You’ll explore away from the crowds, get­ting an up-close view of wildlife, scenery, hot springs, and glaciers. 

[{"slug":"glacier-bay-national-park","title":"Glacier Bay National Park"},{"slug":"skagway","title":"Skagway"},{"slug":"juneau","title":"Juneau"}]

Park Tours View All

Season: May - September $135+ 4 hrs - 8 days

Guid­ed sea kayak­ing in Alaska’s South­east opens up the mag­i­cal world of water-based tour­ing. Glide through a marine envi­ron­ment with gor­geous views in every direc­tion, and many oppor­tu­ni­ties to spot wildlife – from eagles and salmon to bears, whales and sea lions. Options include day tours for busy sched­ules and mul­ti-day immer­sions, all under the expert guid­ance of nat­u­ral­ists who help you under­stand the com­plex work­ings of a unique and amazing  ...more

Season: Year Round
$485 per person / $2800 for whole boat up to 6 passengers
Cruise Ship Type: Small Ship Cruises

Explore Alaska’s hot springs and glac­i­ers aboard a unique ship that puts you behind the helm and lets you man the sails. This South­east Alas­­ka-based tour oper­a­tor will leave you with a new def­i­n­i­tion of what it means to have a once-in-a-life­­time Alas­kan adven­ture. You’ll explore away from the crowds, get­ting an up-close view of wildlife, scenery, hot springs, and glaciers. 

[{"slug":"glacier-bay-national-park","title":"Glacier Bay National Park"},{"slug":"skagway","title":"Skagway"},{"slug":"juneau","title":"Juneau"}]