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Half-Day Dog Sledding: The Takhini Express
"On this half-day dog sledding adventure sled across a frozen river topped with untouched snow in the Takhini Valley. You will be surrounded by low-lying mountain ranges where the only sound you hear is your dog team running at a modest pace as they love to do. Enjoy beautiful scenic and historic trails with great photo opportunities.Upon arrival sign a mandatory waiver and get dressed with proper winter gear. Afterwards your trained and certified guide will teach you the basics of mushing
From CAD199.00
 
Yukon Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing Tour
"Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquility of the Yukon wilderness and to photograph the beautiful and stunning Yukon landscape. On this 4-hour snowshoeing tour you’ll get to strap on a pair of lightweight modern snowshoes and experience the rugged backcountry just like the brave gold miners trappers and fur traders of days gone by. Visit a scenic location in the Whitehorse area.Wildlife such as spruce grouse foxes coyotes and snowshoe hares is occasionally spotted at a distance. This guided tour includes transfers snowshoes warm beverage and a snack."
From CAD184.00
 
Arctic Day: Evening Aurora Viewing
"A chemical light reaction caused when solar energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere producing dramatic dancing waves of green light from one horizon to another. The Northern Lights have captivated viewers since the beginning of time as evidence by the many Yukon First Nation legends they’ve inspired.Enjoy a Aurora viewing tour at a custom built Aurora viewing location far from the lights of the city so you can experience the Northern Lights for yourself – and create your own legends."""
From CAD135.00

More Transportation in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

By Sea or By Air

Glacier Bay is a relatively inaccessible national park. No roads lead into Glacier Bay. One must approach by sea or by air. One popular way to see the park is on a cruise ship. However, to protect...
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SteveOSF
Jul 05, 2008

You can't drive to Glacier Bay National Park

There are nor roads into Glacier Bay National Park from the rest of Alaska. To get there, you must fly, or arrive by boat. Most major cruise lines with Alaska cruises visit Glacier Bay (the National...
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mikelisaanna
Jul 24, 2007

Cruising Glacier Bay

If you are considering which cruise itinerary to follow for your Alaska cruise, you MUST go to Glacier Bay. The towns situated along the pan handle are nice places to visit, but no comparison to the...
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bumpychick
Apr 02, 2007

MV WILDERNESS

If you want to do the cruise ship option for Glacier Bay, one interesting option is the MV Wilderness. Instead of 10 stories, you get only 2, plus a large complement of kayaks are carried along. When...
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mtncorg
Jan 24, 2005

Leave it to the Cruise Lines

Several of the larger cruise lines offer package tours that visit the tidewater glaciers and inland bays of southeast Alaska. For Glacier Bay, the national park service permits only two cruise ships...
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mrclay2000
Jul 31, 2003

Bush Planes and Air Taxis

Bush pilots can serve the plutocrats of Glacier Bay by dropping them off into areas where even the kayaks can't venture. Flights can originate anywhere from Gustavus or Juneau or any of the other...
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mrclay2000
Jul 30, 2003
 
 
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Leave it to Your Own Devices

If you choose a kayak for your exploration, be aware that kayaks have limited storage space. A backpack will probably not fit into the hold. Instead, your contents will have to be pushed into dry bags...
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mrclay2000
Jul 30, 2003

Leave it to Your Own Exertions

Several outfitters around Gustavus have kayaks for rent, both single and double boats upwards of 17' in length. For about $35 a day, the sportier types can paddle around Bartlett Cove, or if time...
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mrclay2000
Jul 30, 2003

Leave it to the Captain

One way to see Glacier Bay without lifting a paddle or paying an exorbitant fee is to take the park's concessionaire catamarans, such as the Baranov Wind, part of a small fleet authorized to tour the...
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mrclay2000
Jul 30, 2003

Slow boat to the Wilderness

The kayak lets you get to places and cover ground, in a manner quite in keeping with the still wilderness that surrounds you. The cruise ship has its place, I guess, but the kayak is definitely much...
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mtncorg
Apr 29, 2003

The best way to experience Glacier Bay is by kayak

You can bring your own kayak, though that is not without a bit of expense, unless you have a folding variety. You can, also, with enough leadtime, rent kayaks from the concessionaire for the Park. The...
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mtncorg
Apr 29, 2003

Of course the true vessel to...

Of course the true vessel to see parts of Glacier Bay that the cruise ships do not venture into is the kayak. Though you need no real experience at kayaking, you should have some backcountry abilities...
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richiecdisc
Oct 04, 2002

Day cruises aboard the M/V...

Day cruises aboard the M/V Crystal Fjord are available from Bartlett Cove and offer great views of tidewater glaciers and astounding wildlife. The real bonus is you can be transported with your kayak...
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richiecdisc
Oct 04, 2002

AukNuTours provides ferry...

AukNuTours provides ferry service from Juneau to Gustavus for around $90 round trip. It's a beautiful trip of just over two hours. You could alternatively fly one way.
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richiecdisc
Oct 04, 2002

Top 5 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Writers

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"Smoke on the Water"
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mtncorg

"GLACIER BAY FROM A KAYAK"
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richiecdisc

"The Right Choice: Glacier Bay"
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SteveOSF

"Ice and Eagles"
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"Glacier Bay National Park"
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