Southeast Alaska stretches down from the rest of the state like the tail of a kite. It is a world of soaring glaciers, steep-shouldered islands, cliff-rimmed fjords, and snowcapped peaks. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, one of the region's most prized attractions, is home to the largest concentration of coastal glaciers on earth. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The daily seven-hour tour on the bay offers close views of calving glaciers and a chance to see humpback whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters and eagles.
Rent a sea kayak and paddle to the Beardslee Islands, or have a boat shuttle you and your gear deep into the bay for an unforgettable camping trip.
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You may spot moose, otters, waterfowl, porcupines, salmon and harbor seals on this easy five-mile walk through woodland and along an intertidal lagoon.
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Several local companies offer small-group whale-watching trips led by experienced guides, departing from the dock at the nearby village of Gustavus.
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