Camper/Kayak Transportation Within Glacier Bay
Daily service from May 28 through September 1, 2013.
The camper transportation service is provided by the daily tour boat M/V Baranof Wind. The boat's itinerary does include a tour of the West Arm glaciers. The boat departs daily at 7:30 AM and returns around 3:30 PM in time to connect with return flights to Juneau.
NPS designated drop off sites for both arms tend to be located at least a day's paddle away from any glacier. Those wishing to kayak to the glaciers from the drop off sites should generally allow a minimum of four days. Note that the drop off sites are subject to change by the National Park Service in order to minimize impact on both land and wildlife. Please refer to our Drop-Off Points Map at the bottom of this page.
2013 Drop Off/Pick Up Locations:
One-Way Transportation: At least a week to ten days should be allowed to enjoy a leisurely paddle up to or back from either arm of the Bay.
Round Trip Transportation: Round trip tickets allow you to be dropped off one day and then picked up again at a later date for a return cruise to Bartlett Cove.
Day Cruise Only: For a full day cruise up to the glacier faces, perhaps combined with a short kayaking trip in Bartlett Cove/Beardslee Islands, consider a spectacular day tour of calving glaciers and wildlife. Departs at 7:30 AM and returns at 3:30 PM. No kayak drop off or pick up. Lunch on board, full snack and bar service.
For information on transportation to Gustavus, see our webpage on "Getting Here".
See also information from Glacier Bay National Park:
Map of Drop-Off Points in Glacier Bay (2013)