Our lodge is located 15 miles from the borders of Glacier Bay National Park and we hold a concession permit to operate in park waters.
While we are not allowed in to Glacier Bay proper without special prior approval, we do get into other areas of the park where the fishing is decent and there are often wolves, moose and bear on the beaches to view and lots of humpback whales. We also commonly view the majestic Brady Glacier in the distance during our daily adventures.
The mouth of Glacier Bay is a two hour boat ride from the lodge and we will sometimes pick our guests up or drop them off in Gustavus, the little town that is connected to park headquarters by road.
Gustavus is a nice jumping off point to see Glacier Bay. There is a daily catamaran service that runs from park headquarters in Bartlett Cove, up bay to see the Glaciers and is well worth the experience.
Gustavus gets one Alaska Airline jet per day in the summer, around 7 small plane flights to and from Juneau via Alaska Seaplanes and the Alaska State Ferry a few days each week.
More information regarding Gustavus and Glacier Bay can be found by viewing the local visitor pages.