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

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#6 of 116 in Nature in Alaska
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Water Body
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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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  • Spent a whole day cruising up the national park to the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers . Beautiful scenery and the sun was shining so great photo opportunities Such a sedate and peaceful... 
    Spent a whole day cruising up the national park to the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers . Beautiful scenery and the sun was shining so great photo opportunities Such a sedate and peaceful...  more »
  • I wasn't expecting this to be so, but it was the highlight of the trip. We were lucky to have a perfect day in the preserve to see the snow, glaciers, and animals. This was done on a cruise... 
    I wasn't expecting this to be so, but it was the highlight of the trip. We were lucky to have a perfect day in the preserve to see the snow, glaciers, and animals. This was done on a cruise...  more »
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  • Such a unique place to visit. This is what they say paradise is truly about. Surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Animals left and right. Colors that are just magnificent. I could easily spend days in there and never get tired of it.
  • Glacier National Park is a beautiful place that is preserved by the local rangers and the governements that are involved on it. Just one cruise ship per trip can be at the location due to the amount of ice and movements of water, so, while one ship goes, the other one will have to be leaving in order to make of the traffic, as smooth and safe for the ships as possible. National Park just talks by itself.. admire nature's beauty. When on board of a cruise ship, the "rangers" that are the people in charge of the area, will be giving you a natural explanation about the flora and fauna that surrounds the area, as well, will tell you about different details that people might now know and give you an idea of the the colors, age and the different questions that any human will or could have. Just a place to admire and look into. Enjoy the beauty of Alaska and help your inner space to found some peace.

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