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Serene and remote

We stopped here on our Uncruise adventure. It is a lovely spot at the entrance to Glacier Bay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply beautiful

Our visit was absolutely amazing and will never be forgotten. This was our first taste of a US... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you will find the park headquarters.
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our Uncruise adventure. It is a lovely spot at the entrance to Glacier Bay. Nice, easy hiking trails, interesting Tlinggit clan house. We had a look in the main building of the lodge which was very nice. Would like to go...More

Thank chewat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was absolutely amazing and will never be forgotten. This was our first taste of a US National Park in Alaska, and what a taste it was. Whales appeared in the cove and it has wonderful walking/hiking trails. Incredible scenery. Bears and moose in...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped on our way sailing into Glacier Bay and again on the way out. Nice hiking trails. There is camping there (we did not). Ranger station. Can fuel up if needed. Internet access, allowed clearing the inbox on the trip home. Bathrooms and showers. Saw...More

Thank KLMMadison
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The wonderful cruise (Wilderness Explorer with Uncruise) stopped here, and it was a beautiful spot. I believe there are vacation units you can reserve in season. There is a whale skeleton on exhibit, along with the tragic story of how it died, and regulations put...More

Thank LoisNCNY
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Bartlett Cove is at the entrance to Glacier Bay, and contains the Park Visitor Center as well as a lodge, gift shop, and restaurant. It's not necessarily easy to visit - most large cruise ships don't stop there, and you otherwise have to fly in...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Spent time here staying at the Glacier Bay Lodge. Walking along the cove watched an otter just calmly swimming and diving, Bald Eagles perched in the trees, and Black Oystercatchers on the shore. It's the Alaska beauty you came to see!

1  Thank Mathilda2009
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The cove is very quiet, when the fog comes n its like post card picture with the anchored boats off n the distance.

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

When sailing Glacier Bay, this is the best spot to see whales spouting. This is also where the Park Ranger will likely board your ship. Be on the lookout!

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We flew on Alaska Air from Juneau to Gustavus on a 737. This is a 12 minute flight ! A shuttle picked us up at the airport and took us to the lodge - it's about a 20 minute ride. The setting is awesome. The...More

Thank samuel755
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This about the day Glacier Bay cruise offered by the Glacier Bay National Park Hotel with the National Park Ranger as the Guide. He was very good at what he doe's but at times very difficult to hear him from all the noisy people going...More

Thank dnh2014
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2 July 2017|
Response from KLMMadison | Reviewed this property |
You can take a walk through the woods, kayak. There is a native American exhibit. Lodge for lunch. If you need to do laundry and shower, you can do that too. Small gift shop. Lots of different trails...woods, waterfront, to... More
Michelle B
21 June 2017|
Response from KLMMadison | Reviewed this property |
Iffy at best. Humpbacks most likely.