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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Hoonah-Angoon, Alaska
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  • Glacier Bay National Park and PreservePro 2014
    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 May 20, 2014

    Learning all about glaciers here at Glacier Bay is magical. If you're lucky, you'll get to see a calving glacier. The rangers here are very knowledgeable and friendly. Glaciers are unlike anything else in the world - you have to see one at least once in your life, and at Glacier Bay, you get to see dozens!

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    Summer Wilms
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    The kayaking was incredible, the glaciers gorgeous, but the best part was a little hike we took from the lodge. We picked fresh blueberries off the bush, caught a trout in the river, saw a grizzly with cubs across the water, and then a park ranger approached us just to make sure we knew that a black bear had been following us for "some time". Truly awesome!

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  • Glacier Bay National Park and PreservePro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Jun 26, 2013

    This national park is only accessible by water - and features huge glaciers tumbling into the sea. We did a 6 day sea kayaking trip here, which was absolutely unbelievable! We saw whales, bald eagles, grizzly bears and a wolf. Not for the feint of heart, but if you are looking for a little outdoor adventure and know what you are doing, this is the place. It is also accessible by boat tour, which is also probably nice, but if you think you are up to the challenge, I would recommend going for it and paddling yourself.

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    Hele Gopar
    5 Nov 01, 2012

    This is one of the things that make you wonder, "why haven't I gone out more?". Seriously, it doesn't matter if you are in a retirement cruise, or exploring the wilderness with the rangers like myself. It was an intense, amazing trip that I won't ever forget; learning about the formation of these places, as well as the life that inhabits it is just superb!

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  • Glacier Bay National Park and PreservePro 2014
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    4 Sep 16, 2012

    I have only seen this park by boat, and so I do not know if there is another reasonable option (you could chopper in I guess). You can literally cruise up to the walls and watch house sized chucks of ice break off the glaciers and cause shock waves rippling through the water as they crash into the ocean and turn into iceburgs.

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    Jonelle Oriana Garcia
    5 Jul 29, 2012

    Beautiful! Awe inspiring! Otters, porpuses, bears, hawks and humpbacks showed us the way. Theres no real words to describe how breath taking abd crisp the world is up there!

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  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
    Terry Gardner
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Although I only saw bear paw prints and poop (i.e., scat) in the area around Glacier Bay Lodge, I was able to see a bear scavenging for food on a beach on the Glacier Bay Boat Tour. When I went kayaking with Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks in the calm waters of Bartlett Cove, I saw whales in the distance and harbor seals. Next trip, I hope to have a posse so we can be dropped off for a kayaking adventure in Glacier Bay. (First I must become a better camper and kayaker.)

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    Chiu-Ki Chan
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    We went for a cruise in Glacier Bay to see the glaciers, but was very pleasantly surprised by all the animals we saw: started the day with a whale sighting, then puffins and seals, some very energetic goats on the rocks, and finally a bear!

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    Cathy Stevens
    5 Oct 25, 2011
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    GL Brannock
    5 Jul 16, 2012
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    Sara Becker
    5 Aug 21, 2012
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    Litsa Moumouri
    5 Jul 25, 2012
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    Will Vuong
    5 Jan 24, 2012
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Description

You know those attractive posters where a seemingly impossible myriad of animals are dotted about it in an Eden-like setting; A bear here, an eagle there, an orca jumping gracefully out of the sea? Well, Glacier Bay, west of Juneau, isn’t that far off. Whether you’re hiking in the pine forests, kayaking the bay and islands, fly fishing, or sipping sundowners on the decks of your lodge; wildlife ... read more
and the majesty of nature is all around you in this World Heritage Site. Grizzly bears, whales, Dall sheep, caribou, otters, and wolves and are just some of the wild creatures that call these 3.3 million acres of rugged wilderness, glaciers, rocky coast, and temperate rainforest home. The park is only accessible by boat or plane. Once there, there is a variety of lodging to choose from; including B&Bs, lodges, camping, and cabin rentals.