Gustavus Vacations

United States
Unless you own your own seaworthy boat or airplane and are a skilled navigator, you must begin your experience of Glacier Bay in the same way 99% of all other people do: You must first arrive to the lovely little community of Gustavus in Southeast Alaska. This charming little town …

Things to see and do in Gustavus

Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerGlacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerGlacier Bay Sea Kayaks
Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks
Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerGlacier Bay Day Tour
Glacier Bay Day Tour
Ori Zaltzman | Trip by SkyscannerGlacier Bay Park and Wilderness
Glacier Bay Park and Wilderness
Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerCross Sound Express LLC
Cross Sound Express LLC

Reviews of Gustavus

Terry Gardner
Terry GardnerSanta Monica

This community of about 346 people feels a bit like Mayberry (if you ever watched the old Andy Griffith show). Neighbors know each other and innkeepers help each other out. If Janie of the Bear Track Inn hears from a traveler that her rates may not fit a person's budget, she'll recommend B&B's such as the one where I stayed, The Blue Heron (see separate review). At Four Corners where the gas station and Fireweed Gallery (and coffee shop are located), people occasional spot a moose or a bear traveling down the road. I didn't manage to spot any moose or bears there during my June 2011 visit, but I enjoyed several cups of coffee at the Fireweed Gallery.

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