Glacier Bay - A Stunning Location

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a must for anyone’s bucket list.  It is truly stunning.  It is located along the south eastern Alaska coastline.  The inside passage cruises usually spend a day sailing into, around and out of the bay.

Click here to find Margerie Glacier and Glacier Bay National Park on Google Maps.

We sailed into Glacier Bay on a rather rainy and windy morning in July aboard the Holland America Line ship, MS Noordam.  It was a really cold morning so we rugged up with lots of layers.

Glacier Bay

The clouds slowly lifted while we sailed into the bay in the morning revealing the beautiful glaciers and snow lined mountains.  Getting closer to Margerie Glacier, you start to realise the sheer size of this magnificent glacier.  Most of the cruise ships spend time here allowing for plenty of photographs.

Glacier Bay

As we spent time at Margerie Glacier, the clouds started to lift further and blue sky started to appear.  This gave a different, yet just as stunning perspective of the bay.

Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay

So then we got up close and personal with Margerie Glacier.  No we didn’t get this close, but it’s amazing what a telephone lens can show.

Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay

And then there was the wildlife.  I’m sure this seal was playing up to the all the cameras. In addition to seals there was an abundance of other wildlife including an amazing array of birds.

Finally, if the above isn’t enough to encourage you to add Glacier Bay to your bucket list, here are some final photos I hope will help.

Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay

Recommendation

Glacier Bay is a bucket list must!

Glacier Bay

Tips

  • Have at least one spare memory card for your camera as you will take lots of photographs.
  • Make sure you have extra camera batteries charged and ready to go because the cold will drain the batteries quickly.
  • Rug up – we were there in summer and it was really cold!
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