The scenery of the park encompasses 3.3 million acres and is part of the largest internationally protected area in the world. Departing from the Hoonah Airport by fixed-wing plane, you will fly across Icy Strait, the main waterway connecting Southeast Alaska to Seattle. Fly over the feeding grounds for endangered humpback whales at Point Adolphus. At the entrance to Glacier Bay, your pilot/guide will point out Lemesurier Island; the massive glaciers almost reached this point before beginning their rapid retreat just 250 years ago. A giant sheet of ice covered all the area you will see. As your flight continues, see how the de-glaciated terrain is developing into lush rain forests of Spruce and Hemlock that line the shores of Glacier Bay. Fly over waterfalls, lakes, deep crevasses and azure blue meltwater pools of Glacier Bay National Park and visit the world as it was at the end of the Ice Age.
Don't forget your camera to capture the memories of your Glacier Bay experience. Approximately 65-70 minutes flight time.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
To book, choose the cruise line
you’ll be traveling with:
Why do I have to choose a cruise line?
All cruise ship guests are encouraged to book their tours at their cruise lines' websites prior to arrival. We allocate all of our departure times and space to the cruise ship that is in port for the day and control all sales until they arrive at Icy Strait Point.