Glacier bay alaska map. As illustrated in the maps on this website the state of alaska is one of the worlds most scenically and geologically diverse regions. Traveling south from anchorage the train makes a brief stop in girdwood before continuing on to whittier portage the spencer glacier whistle stop and grandview. National monument on february 25 1925 and which was later on december 2 1980 enlarged and designated as the glacier bay national park and preserve under the alaska national. Enjoy our glacier bay day tour at glacier bay national park preserve where youll spend the day on the waters of glacier bay and see magnificent tidewater glaciers ancient snow capped mountains whales stellar sea lions rare birds coastal bears seals eagles and more.
This charming community in southeast alaska offers spectacular sportfishing and sightseeing charters whale watching tours and world class kayaking among many activities. One of few glaciers that are actually advancing margerie glacier is about 21 miles long and 250 feet high with a base 100 feet below sea level. Glacier bay basin in southeastern alaska in the united states encompasses the glacier bay and surrounding mountains and glaciers which was first proclaimed a us. Being able to walk up to any glacier is a stunning experience and this big boy is the biggest and perhaps most impressive roadside glacier in part because you can easily touch it.
Gustavus is the international gateway to glacier bay national park. A variety of destinations and a convenient round trip schedule make the glacier discovery train ideally suited for day trips from anchorage. The sea wolf is a comfortable 12 passenger expedition vessel which is expertly run by a fun knowledgeable and enthusiastic professional crew of five. I magine yourself on our beautiful ship cruising through pristine wilderness waters surrounded by soaring glacier carved peaks.