Explore Gustavus

Explore Gustavus

Extend your visit and enjoy all that Gustavus area has to offer!

Flying into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Day 1

  • Arrive at the Gustavus Airport via Alaska Airlines or seaplane. We’ll be ready and waiting to transport our guests to the lodge.
  • Be sure to go to the National Park Service Visitor’s Center, located on the 2nd floor of the lodge.
  • Check out the view of Bartlett Cove while enjoying a beverage on our deck.
  • Enjoy dinner at the Fairweather Dining Room. Local favorites such as salmon and halibut are our specialty.

Dinner at the Fairweather Dining Room

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the Fairweather Dining Room.
  • Today’s the day! You’re off to explore Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve on the Glacier Bay Day Tour. You’ll board the boat at 6:50 am, depart at 7:15 and will return to the lodge at around 3:30 pm. Lunch is served on the tour.
  • Explore the lodge’s immediate area and learn more about the history and culture of the area. Ranger and cultural programs are available at the Visitor Center and at the Huna Tribal House
  • Enjoy dinner at the Fairweather Dining Room, or enjoy one of our local restaurants in Gustavus.

Kayaking in beautiful Alaskan waters

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the Fairweather Dining Room.
  • Check out of the lodge. If arranging activities with area businesses, you may want to ask the tour provider to drop you off at the airport.
  • Explore the area with additional activities before your flight – some options include:
    • Glacier Bay Photo Tours: offering full and half day customizable guided hikes – focus on your interests, such as wildlife, history or ecology.
    • Fishing and Marine Adventures: go whale watching, kayaking or sport fishing with one of the area’s experienced guides.
    • Shopping: find that perfect souvenir at the gift shop at Glacier Bay Lodge or from a local artisan.
    • Bike or hike: Gustavus is fairly flat, and with only two roads it’s easy to get around. Hiking options in the park include the Forest Loop Trail (1 mile), the Bartlett River Trail (5 miles) or the Bartlett Lake Trail (6 miles.)
    • Kayaking: enjoy a guided kayaking tour from experienced guides.