Gustavus is ideally situated on Icy Strait, approximately 62 nautical miles from Juneau. Gustavus is surrounded by Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and is adjacent to the Tongass National Forest. Residents enjoy the proximity to natural resources, the beauty of the area, and the subsistence activities available. With its spectacular glaciers and abundant marine life, Glacier Bay National Park is the crown jewel in the itinerary of many travelers to Alaska. Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.

A service area map for the community of Gustavus

The Salmon River meanders through town, where occasional visitors include moose, eagles and maybe a bear or two. Abundant marine life includes: humpback whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, sea otters, marine birds, king salmon, Coho salmon, herring, and halibut. Take an excursion boat to explore Glacier Bay, the spectacular 65-mile-long fjord that features 10 colossal tidewater glaciers. Explore 800 miles of wild shoreline by kayak, the most popular way to experience Glacier Bay.