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Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
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Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you...

Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you will find the park headquarters.

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Worth a visit if you can get there

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
SnowyShasta
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 our take a ferry. Our small ship cruise docked here for several hours. We enjoyed... More 

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Mathilda2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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!

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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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!

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riverside,il
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 rooms and food at the restaurant are very good. There are hiking trails for different... More 

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Loxton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 to and from their Kayaking adventures who were on board. It seemed to us that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Another area of Alaska that is simply amazing. Scenery is beautiful. Surrounded by many different views of beauty.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We stopped here for a little bit on our Un-Cruise tour, we had a park ranger with us and she took us on the Forest Loop Trail. It was a nice walk through the rain forest with a lot of information about the mushrooms, plants and pretty much everything in the forest. Others took the longer hike, but we took... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We had a great time at Bartlett Cove! Leah, of Glacier Bay Kayaks, was really helpful and cool. She even gave us a ride from town to Glacier Bay, and took us to our previous campsite to retrieve a lost Leatherman tool along the way. We were hoping to do an overnight kayak expedition, but the tides were against us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Bartlett Cove serves as the starting and ending point for tours by the Sea Wolf, a 12-passenger converted WWII minesweeper with a crew of 5, captained by its owner, Kimber Owens.

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