Charter fishing and whalewatching await from the Gustavus dock, located in Icy Strait, known for its protected calm waters and abundant marine resources. Marine mammals in the area include humpback whales, orcas, seals, sea lions and sea otters, and expect to see a number of marine birds. Fish in the area include king and Coho salmon, herring, and large halibut. Book through your accomodation or with the operators, usually in advance.
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Your Glacier Bay National Park awaits! A catamaran boat tour of Glacier Bay National Park, operated by Aramark, departs the Bartlett Cove Dock every day. The eight-hour trips depart at 7:30 a.m. and head into the West Arm of Glacier Bay. (This is the only day trip available during the summer months.) During the shoulder season, charters by the day are available with advance reservations.
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Visitors can spend an hour, a day or weeks paddling the waters around Gustavus and in Glacier Bay National Park.
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Active small ship adventure cruising in Alaska and British Columbia. The 12-passenger historic yacht M/V Sea Wolf.
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Welcome to Gustavus. For your dining pleasure there are a variety of locations, that, with a little planning, will provide enjoyment and convenience. Around town in the evening: Plan for a lovely dinner with fine cuisine by reserving at some of the local Inns (Annie Mae, Beartrack, Glacier Bay Country or Gustavus Inn) by advance reservation. Or take a drive out to Bartlett Cove and enjoy the sunset over the Fairweather Mountains in the full service restaurant at the Glacier Bay Lodge.
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Gustavus boasts a handful of gift shops. For art visit the Fireweed Art Gallery at four corners, Kim Ney Pottery off Dock Road. The Alaska Geographic bookstore at the National Park in Bartlett Cove carries local authors and natural history books. Gustavus Gardens offers plants and gardening supplies.
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Visitors can easily spend a day exploring the Nature Conservancy’s Forelands Preserve, the beach, the dock and the back roads of Gustavus. Imagine walking the beach at tide line for many miles, crossing low-tide rivers and following the curve of Icy Strait. Gustavus also has trails that lead to river banks, upstream fishing holes, Lake Gustavus and the wild beach at the end of the runway at the airport. Many local accommodations provide bikes. The flat and open terrain and asphalt surface make for pleasant biking. The longest trip, to Bartlett Cove, is under an hour, and other areas around town are just around the corner!
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Gustavus has a clinic, several churches, library, 3 grocery stores, gas station, trade members and skin care. Taxi service is a phone call away. Pick up our local paper, The Fairweather Reporter.
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