Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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#5 of 114 in Nature in Alaska
The more than 356,000 hectares (879,695 acres) of glaciers in its park, and the surrounding network of fjords, inlets, and islands, make Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve one of Alaska's most popular natural destinations. In addition to its geological wonders, the basin plays home to rich ecosystems and a wealth of marine and coastal creatures, including seabirds, grizzly bears, whales, and seals. You can visit the area either by ground or sea. Coming via a cruise ship, you'll find yourself surrounded with mountains, forests, and gigantic ice formations. Hop on a kayaking or rafting excursion for a closer look at the landscape that served as the sacred homeland of the Tlingit people and dazzled European explorers. Admire the bay's namesake collection of glaciers nestled in inlets and coves, including the famous Muir Glacier. Put Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve and other Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve attractions into our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We visited Glacier Bay in June via cruise ship and had a spectacular day. When we woke up around 4:30, we saw whales off our port side balcony. The park ranges boarded our ship and we steamed slowly.....  more »
  • I LOVED looking at the glaciers ALL day! My sister thought that if you'd seen one glacier, you've seen 'em all. Just be prepared for exactly what you're going for!  more »

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