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Getting There: Many cruises ships offer summer tours of Glacier Bay as part of larger itineraries. Goldbelt, a Native American corporation, offers trips on the Auk Nu ferry between Juneau and Gustavus. Flights are also offered by Alaska Airlines. Buses provide service between Gustavus, which has several bed and breakfasts and luxury lodges, and Glacier Bay Lodge. Expedia provides many value-oriented options for air, accommodations, or cruise packages to Southeast Alaska.

Glacier Bay Tours & Cruises, the Glacier Bay National Park concessionaire operated by Goldbelt (800)451-5952, runs three tour ships within Glacier Bay: the Spirit of Adventure, Wilderness Explorer, and Crystal Fjord. Trips range from a single day to six days with drop-offs possible. Guided sea kayak trips vary from six hours near Bartlett Cove to several days in the bay.

Staying There: Most short-term travelers stay at the Glacier Bay Lodge

(800)451-5952, which has rooms and dorm space. A wide range of lodges, bed & breakfast inns, and luxury resorts are available in the Gustavus area. Contact the Gustavus Visitors Association at (907)697-2285. A National Park Service campground is located about a half-mile from Glacier Bay Lodge. For park information call (907)697-2230.

Helpful books include Travels in Alaska by John Muir; Moon Handbooks, Alaska - Yukon; Glacier Bay National Park by Mark Kelley; Adventure Kayaking: Trips in Glacier Bay by Don Skillman; and Stickeen by John Muir.

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Useful WWW links:

Glacier Bay Tours & Cruises
Glacier Bay National Park
Gustavus Visitors Association
Auk Nu Tours
Chilkat Guides in Wrangell
Fjordland Express (Wrangell to Juneau)
Temsco Helicopters in Juneau
Sunrise Aviation in Wrangell

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