Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of any Alaska cruise through the inside passage. Rightfully so, it is part of a 25 million acre World Heritage Site and is one of the worlds largest international protected areas.
Most visitors to this park spend a 9-10 hour day on a large cruise ship staring at the incredible scenery as their cruise ship travels inside the park to Tidewater Glacier.
Wildlife is another big reason to go on this cruise. I had to do a double take when I saw this iceberg pass by. Do you see what made me turn my head?
Wildlife can be difficult to spot especially while on a cruise ship. It is deceiving how high off the water you are. The great thing is that Rangers from Glacier Bay National Park get on the ship as you enter the park. They are there there to give narration of the area, assist in spotting wildlife and answering questions. The Rangers will leave the ship after your trip through the park and you will off to your next destination of your cruise