Haines is just a quick ferry ride from the famous Glacier Bay National Park, a must-see for anyone visiting Alaska. Hop on board and experience the authentic means of entering this beautiful park. With over 3.3 million acres of glaciers, rainforest, mountains, fjords and coastlines, it would take a lifetime to discover everything this national park has to offer.

It’s a hallmark of the state’s Inside Passage and a large part of the 25-million acre World Heritage Site. Glacier Bay is the biggest protected area in the world, and it’s full of surprises, adventure and plenty of inspiration.

Alaska’s Crown Jewel

Artists adore Glacier Bay, a muse for many. Part marine park, you can also boat into the inlets, and a skilled crew will show you hidden harbors. The bright green forests are a gorgeous contrast to the snowy white mountains. This is a place where solitude and true wild are at the heart of each visit.

As an international biosphere reserve, it’s a natural laboratory. William S. Cooper, famed botanist, designed and preserved a space where visitors can take in the wildlife, glaciers and overall grandeur of the park.

Glacier Bay is open year-round, but winter hours can be difficult. Always call ahead at 907-697-2330 to ensure the park is open and safe for visiting.