Glacier Bay, Alaska
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Glacier Bay: tourist information
It grinds, cracks and moans as massive pieces of ice split off and crash down.
This is not your automatic icemaker on the blink. This is Glacier Bay doing what it's been doing for two centuries. The bay, once covered by sheets of glacial ice, is now a bay revealed. As the glaciers continue to recede, the bay enlarges.
Back in 1879, naturalist John Muir was the first to note the glacial movement. Comparing charts from European explorers made 85 years earlier, he determined that the glacial ice had receded by more than 30 miles. Designated a National Park in 1910, today Glacier Bay is a 3.3 million-acre expanse that was buried under a mile-wide wall of ice only 200 years ago. Its natural environment includes five major land ecosystems including wet tundra, coastal western hemlock and spruce forest, alpine tundra, glaciers and icefields, and post-glacial meadows.
Each week, dozens of ships traveling the Inside Passage spend the day cruising the 65-mile long bay. As each ship arrives, a National Park Service ranger boards the cruise vessel to provide a running commentary of the treeless mountains, icy fjords, hidden inlets and glacial landscapes as the ship passes by. Glacier Bay isn't just about ice. The ranger will also point out the killer and gray whales, sea otters, porpoises, moose, coyotes, wolves and bears visible in the sea or on the land.
Leave your ice pick at home. But don't forget your binoculars.
Glacier Bay Cruise Port Schedule
Glacier Bay in the News
- Nov 19, 2023
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- Oct 18, 2023
ACL-American Cruise Lines introduces new 2024 Alaskan itineraries ACL-American Cruise Lines has revealed its plans to offer voyages to select American national par...
- Aug 22, 2023
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- Aug 9, 2023
Princess Cruises announces 2025 Alaska season Princess Cruises has unveiled its 2025 Alaska season.The line has also introduced a 16-day...
- Aug 6, 2023
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- Jul 21, 2023
HAL-Holland America opens bookings for 2025 Alaska Season HAL-Holland America Line has now opened reservations for its 2025 Alaska season. With a remarkabl...
- Jul 19, 2023
Holland America Alaska Glacier and Wildlife Cruises Top the Industry Holland America Line plans to excel in Alaska Cruising in 2025, offering unparalleled glacier ex...
- Jul 15, 2023
HAL-Holland America boasts highest booking day in its history HAL-Holland America Line experienced a remarkable surge in bookings on July 11th, surpassing any ...
- Jul 14, 2023
Holland America Line Has Biggest Booking Day in 150-Year History Holland America Line has announced that July 11, 2023 was the biggest ever booking day in the ill...
- Jul 12, 2023
Princess Cruises Launches Its Prime Offer for 2024 Sailings In a bid to attract more advance bookings in 2024 and into 2025, Princess Cruises announced a maj...
- Jul 10, 2023
Ruby Princess Finally Departing San Francisco After Collision Princess Cruises’ Crown-class Ruby Princess is finally ready to get underway after appropri...
- Jul 8, 2023
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- Jul 8, 2023
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- Jul 7, 2023
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- Jul 7, 2023
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Port rating and occupancy
Port of Glacier Bay ranks 1074th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Glacier Bay in the next 12 months is 0.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Glacier Bay ranks 768.
Weather in Glacier Bay
Current water temperature in Glacier Bay now is 46°F (7.6°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.