Go beachcombing or simply take a stroll along the sandy beach © Gustavus Visitors Association Art and the bounty of the seas are a big part of the community © Gustavus Visitors Association Kayaking is a very popular way to explore Glacier Bay National Park © Gustavus Visitors Association Natural obstacles along the golf course may include wildlife © Gustavus Visitors Association The abundant waters of Icy Strait provide a bounty of seafood such as halibut and salmon © Gustavus Visitors Association Whale watching in Icy Strait can provide you with spectacular sights © Gustavus Visitors Association

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.

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.

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Gustavus Port & Terminal Information (GUS)

State Dock Road
Gustavus, AK 99826
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2 miles from town

Contact: AMHS Reservations Call Center
(800) 642-0066

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