The only way to view the glaciers in Glacier Bay is by boat. We took the daily boat tour that leaves Barlett Cove at 7:30am and returns at 4:00 -- in time to catch the plane back to Juneau.
Because the glaciers are about 50 miles away from Bartlett Cove, we didn't actually see the glaciers till lunch time. However, there were plenty of other things to see. A national park ranger pointed out birds and other wildlife and provided commentary and answers to our questions. Every now and then, we would spot humpback whales. And if we saw something really interesting (like bears), the captain would stop the boat to allow us time to look.
The boat will seat about 170 people but there were ...Read More