CRUISING GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
Updated: Mar 15, 2020
Cruising through Glacier Bay National Park, is a trip of a lifetime. Up close and personal with glaciers from our dingy was thrilling. Slowly and very carefully we worked our dingy through a whirlpool path of fast moving icebergs to reach the face of Margerie Glacier, a very active glacier. As we looked up in awe of the wall of ice some 250 feet above us, we heard rumbling and the cracking of ice! A tall pointed peak of ice began to fall forward towards the sea and then the whole wall began to collapse. Af first we were frozen with excitement but then we realized the danger from the waves it would cause for our little dingy! We took off as fast as we could through the building waves, back to safety.
We saw everything from actively advancing glaciers to those that are nearly stagnant, receding and slowly dying. Some glaciers are over 2 miles wide, 250 feet high and 35 miles long.
We spent four indescribable days in Glacier Bay National Park, 4,000 square miles with at least 20 tremendous glaciers, and such incredible wildlife. Sealions sunbathed on every small rocky island, while eagles were perched on icebergs floating by. Words and photos can not describe how amazing and beautiful Glacier Bay National Park really is.