Gustavus, the Gateway Community to Glacier Bay National Park, offers the ideal visitor experience of a town steeped in a rich homesteader history, with wildlife sightings, worldclass fishing, and wildlife adventures along with moments of solitude and well-being. This friendly little town feels like a step into the past and boasts many writers and artists, gardeners and wilderness adventurers.
As a temperate rainforest with half the rainfall of Juneau, the climate is ideal for long walks and hikes, bike riding, kayaking, birdwatching and gardening. This is a perfect habitat for seeking sightings of moose, bears, wolves and a multitude of birdlife.
Local coffeeshops, cafes and restaurants provide many taste treats, often using local produce and seafood. Gustavus is not a bustling place where the independent traveler and families get swept up in crowds, lines and hardsell impersonal treatment.
Lodging options cater to personal tastes and range from full service lodges, quality B&B’s, guesthouses and rustic cabins and a campground. Prices range from low, mid-range to high for various travelers choice and preferences.
Alaska’s Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
- Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
- The Nature Conservancy’s Forelands Preserve – part of 17 miles of wild, open beach lands
- Fishing – Salt and Freshwater
- Whale Watching – and Nature Tours
- Kayaking – Guided and Unguided Trips
- Hiking, Beachcombing and Biking
- Photography Tours
- Galleries and Artists’ Studios
Gustavus is just right for your Alaska vacation!
Then explore this site to find everything you need to plan your trip. For more information, contact individual businesses or call or write the Gustavus Visitors Association, P.O. Box 167, Gustavus, AK 99826. Our number is 907-500-5143.