Glacier Bay

 

Glacier Bay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located the Panhandle (southeastern) part of Alaska.

The park is best known for its massive tidewater glaciers, which plunge into the ocean, and ebb and flow with the region’s huge tides, changing as much as 25 feet during a six-hour period.

The park also has snow-capped mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, coastal and estuarine waters, and freshwater lakes.

Local tour operators offer a diverse range of outdoor and adventure activities, including hiking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing of various kinds.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Wild Alaska Inn

This log house in Gustavus, Alaska is 0.3 miles to Wild Alaska Charters. A daily hot breakfast is available and uniquely decorated guest rooms feature hardwood floors. Shared bathroom facilities are available for all guest rooms at Wild Alaska Inn. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$134

 
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Annie Mae Lodge

Located in Gustavus, Alaska, this hotel offers charming accommodations and on-site dining. A free transfer service to attractions such as Glacier Bay National Park just 8 miles away is available. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$135 - $230

 
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Bear Track Inn

Located 6 miles outside of Gustavus, Alaska, this secluded lodge is reached by commuter airplane or ferry and sits on the shores of the Icy Straits. It features an on-site restaurant and a wide variety of wilderness tours. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$730

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Wild Alaska Inn

Wild Alaska Inn

This log house in Gustavus, Alaska is 0.3 miles to Wild Alaska Charters. A daily hot breakfast is available and uniquely decorated guest rooms feature hardwood floors. Shared bathroom facilities are available for all guest rooms at Wild Alaska Inn. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$134

 
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Annie Mae Lodge

Annie Mae Lodge

Located in Gustavus, Alaska, this hotel offers charming accommodations and on-site dining. A free transfer service to attractions such as Glacier Bay National Park just 8 miles away is available. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$135 - $230

 
$1359.0
Bear Track Inn

Bear Track Inn

Located 6 miles outside of Gustavus, Alaska, this secluded lodge is reached by commuter airplane or ferry and sits on the shores of the Icy Straits. It features an on-site restaurant and a wide variety of wilderness tours. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$730

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Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Tidewater Glaciers. The sheltered waters of Glacier Bay ebb and flow with the region’s huge tides, which can change as much as 25 feet during a six-hour period.
Alpine Mountains
Steep, sculpted peaks and scoured, rock-strewn valleys show scars of glacial activity and mark the advances and retreats of glaciers dating back over 115,000 years to before the Wisconsin Ice Age.
Also of Interest:
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Boat Tours
Natural
Kayaking and Canoeing
Ocean Wildlife
Rafting
Hiking and Trekking

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