3 Night, 1 Day Glacier Bay Day Cruise, 1 Day Outer Coast Tour, 1 Day Guided Kayak Package
Lodge Rate: $1,320.00
Cabin Rate: $1,461.00
Packages include lodging, meals, ground transportation to and from the Gustavus airport, transportation to and from package activities. All packages are subject to 3% sales and 4% bed tax.
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Glacier Bay National Park Day Cruise
Location: Glacier Bay National Park
Duration: 8 hours
Highlights: Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, two towering masses of ice and snow rising 245 feet above the waterline and stretching another 100 feet below the water.
Trip Summary: Join us on The Baranof Wind Glacier Tour, an eight hour cruise aboard a 149 passenger high-speed catamaran. The tour itinerary covers the west arm of Glacier Bay National Park and highlights the natural history, wildlife, geography, and tidewater glaciers of the area. Spend the day on the waters of Glacier Bay and see magnificent tidelwater glaciers, towering snow-capped mountains, spectacular wildlife, whales, sea lions, rare birds, black bear, brown bears, seals, eagles, and much more along mile after mile of pristine coastline. A knowledgeable Park Naturalist narrates the tour and answers your questions. This is a wonderful family trip! Lunch is included and served on board with additional snacks and beverages available from the concessionaire.
Outer Coast Tour by Boat
Location: Outer Coast
Duration: All day
Highlights: Beautiful scenery, whales and wildlife.
Trip Summary: By boat, spend the day touring the outer coast and seeing the beautiful scenery and wildlife the area has to offer, includes Elfin Cove.
Wilderness Isles Day Trip – Kayak
Location: Pleasant Island Wilderness Area
Duration: Trip begins at 9:00am at the Gustavus Beach, returns to the beach between 3:00-3:30pm.
Paddle Distance: 3-10 miles
Highlights: Paddling sea kayaks, exploring wilderness islands, marine wildlife, old growth rain forest.
Trip Summary: We start this trip at the Gustavus beach, where we put on our rain gear and boots. While on the beach, your guide will provide an orientation to the kayaks and paddling technique. Crossing Icy Passage, we keep an eye out for sea otters, porpoise, sea lions, minke whales, orcas (killer whales), and seals. Upon reaching the island we are usually greeted by bald eagles. In the shallows along the shore, we can see a multitude of intertidal creatures as we drift along in our kayaks.
Rounding the western point of the island we see a string of lovely sandy beaches. This is where we land our kayaks to enjoy a lunch of locally smoked salmon, fresh veggies, fruit and our home baked desserts. On clear days we dine with a fantastic view of the Fairweather Mountains, and any day is a great day to explore the beach.
While on land, we’ll explore the moist interior of the forest, home to myriad species of ferns, mushrooms and wildflowers. Moss carpets the forest floor and drapes the branches. Unlike the young groves of Gustavus and Bartlett Cove, this forest is truly old growth. Coming to open areas of bog muskeg we soak up the ambience of this beautifully unique place. There are not many places where one can go through so many interrelated yet distinct eco-systems in such a short distance.
Returning to the beach and a snack, we paddle back to Gustavus to complete our day.