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Camper/Kayak Transportation Within Glacier Bay

 

Camper transport boat unloading kayakersCamper drop off up bay
Photo: Chris Arends
Daily service from May 26 through September 3, 2018.

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. The boat arrives at the East Arm site around 9:00 AM and at the West Arm site around 1:00 PM, following the tour of the West Arm and lunch on the boat. The West Arm tour typically includes the Tarr Inlet glaciers and Lamplugh Glacier. 

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 West Arm glaciers from the drop off site 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.

pickupCamper pick up near Rendu2018 Drop off Points Locations & Schedule          

The daily tour boat will be stopping at both the East and West Arm sites on a daily basis in 2018. 

*Ptarmigan Creek will replace Sundew every Sunday during the second half of the summer, between July 16-Sept. 3, 2018.

 

May 26-July 15, 2018

July 16-Sept. 3, 2018 
Sebree Island (East Arm) Mt. Wright (East Arm)
Scidmore (West Arm) Sundew or Ptarmigan Creek (West Arm)*

 

loadingKayak loading in Bartlett Cove
Photo: Corey Dusin

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.

 

2017 Rates  -  Lunch included on board.  Special Full snack and bar service is available.  

Note: The 2018 camper transportation rates have not yet been determined. We will post them as soon as NPS confirms the rates sometime in January 2018.                

  One-Way Transportation R/T Transportation Day Cruise Only
Adults: $125.81 $251.62 $224.27
Children (ages 3-12 years old): $62.91 $125.81 $112.14
Rates include 3% Gustavus city sales tax and 6.4% NPS Utility Fee.


For information on transportation to Gustavus, see our webpage on "Getting Here".

See also information from Glacier Bay National Park:

  • Glacier Bay map
    • "Camper Drop-off Locations" 
    • "Boating Regulations" shows closed areas and wilderness waters
     

Map of Drop-Off Points in Glacier Bay

 


 

 
Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is an authorized National Park Service Concession in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
 
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