Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park

Alaska, United States

About


Designated as a National Park in 1980

Glacier Bay contains tidewater glaciers, mountains, fjords, and a temperate rainforest, and is home to large populations of grizzly bears, mountain goats, whales, seals, and eagles. When discovered in 1794 by George Vancouver, the entire bay was covered by ice, but the glaciers have since receded more than 65 miles (105 km).

Activities


Weather


Today
7/12/2024
Rain
6°C
L: 6.0°C
H: 6.0°C
Moderate rain
Feels like: 4°C
POP: 100%
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 2 kph S
Tomorrow
7/13/2024
Rain
6°C
L: 5.8°C
H: 5.8°C
Light rain
Feels like: 3°C
POP: 84%
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 3 kph NE
Sunday
7/14/2024
Rain
9°C
L: 8.6°C
H: 8.6°C
Moderate rain
Feels like: 8°C
POP: 100%
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 2 kph SE
Weather data from: OpenWeatherMap

Official park contact info


Phone: (907) 697-2230
Additional information: Glacier Bay Visitor Center

Reviews

4.9

2,461 reviews found on the web

Helpful reviews:

Amazing. One of the nicest places I've ever visited. A must on everyone's bucket list. We did the cruise and had perfect weather so we got to see calving and all the nearby peaks.
Trevon G.
Beautiful views everywhere you look. It's awe striking to see the glaciers melt, but sad at the same time. Glacier Bay to definitely worth a visit, and I highly recommend a visit before it all melts away.
Jess D.
Best part of our Alaska cruise. Saw many glaciers and the water is like emerald.
Charlotte
Trevon G.
November 2020

Amazing. One of the nicest places I've ever visited. A must on everyone's bucket list. We did the cruise and had perfect weather so we got to see calving and all the nearby peaks.

Jess D.
September 2020

Beautiful views everywhere you look. It's awe striking to see the glaciers melt, but sad at the same time. Glacier Bay to definitely worth a visit, and I highly recommend a visit before it all melts away.

Charlotte
September 2020

Best part of our Alaska cruise. Saw many glaciers and the water is like emerald.

Chloe J.
December 2020

One of the most peaceful and beautiful places on Earth. The world is constantly changing, so it is sad to consider that within a few years, this magnificent sight will have disappeared and altered.

Oliver E.
October 2020

Best experienced via sea kayak on a minimum 4 night back-country trip. It's a trail-less wilderness, but farther up the bay the glaciers retreated recently enough that it's still possible to do some very nice hikes with minimal bush-whacking. Wilderness skills and wildlife etiquette are a must. I was able to spend 21 nights in this grand wilderness throughout Summer 2019 and was ceaselessly awe-struck at the grandeur. No photo does it justice.

Ming B.
June 2020

Awesome- just awesome to see the Glaciers- we also saw whales and lots of otters

DeAndre J.
June 2020

AMAZING AMAZING! Ticked off my bucket list. Scenery beyond words. All the pictures we took still didn't do it justice.

Ben E.
July 2020

The beautiful place to go around & see big glacier melting down to the sea, see the big blue ice in this place. Many ice small group of ice burg fotting around and flotting around the sea. The beautiful weather with chilling air makes you to feel the beauty of mother earth. You will just love this place of sea, water, air, glaciers, mountain. Just one of the most most most beautiful place to see of life time moment

Andy W.
November 2020

Incredible experience. Everywhere you look is beautiful scenery. Mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and rock formations. Wife just said, this is better than Panama canal. Pretty sure few places on earth can compare to this area. Cruising here allows a close up view that would be very difficult to see any other way. Like it so much we are definitely coming back again some day.

Alexander V.
June 2020

You have to see it to believe it. Dress warm, it was very cold viewing the glacier.

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