Take a Van Excursion tour of Gustavus!
Ask us about our 45 minute cruises in our luxury mini van to get a great overview of all the sights and things to do in Gustavus....
Perfect for first timers, families, elderly folks, or those just wanting to get a good layout of the land before they venture out into the "Gustavus wilds" on their own...
Alaskan Animal Lovers:
Check This Out!
(Just a short ferry ride from Gustavus...)
Steve Kroschel says of his Wildlife Center just outside of Haines, Alaska- "It's not a zoo, it's an experience"... and he's right. This place is a must see for anybody interested in experiencing all the magnificent creatures that make Southeast Alaska their home.
TAKE AN ALASKAN DREAM CRUISE!
Choose from among many small, mid-size, or large ship Alaskan cruises...
Check out our list of Alaskan Dream Cruises for the Alaskan cruise experience of a lifetime!
Check out Heidi's custom made deer antler scrimshaw knives for an original Alaskan gift idea.
SEE HEIDI'S SITE NOW
for more information.
Activities & Adventures in Gustavus & Glacier Bay National Park: An Overview
Enter a world of unforgettable activities and adventures...
The Gustavus surrounding area and Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska offer visitors a fantastic selection of exciting wilderness adventures and activities to choose from.
This page gives you a quick overview of some of your options- with links that take you to the specific page on Gustavus.com you are seeking.
Keep in mind: although just about all the lodges and B & B's offer advice and activity planning services to some degree, there are a few businesses and knowledgable people who specialize in tailoring specific and localized Alaskan adventure and activity packages to suit individual personalities and needs...
These companies can also help you plan your Alaskan trip overall and offer invaluable tips and advice if it's your first Alaskan vacation.
For those of you wanting more specialized knowledge and experience, go one step further and consult one of the local guides.
Activities Overview List
Cruising & Touring
There are a few local guides available for hire. These people are specialists in the activities they love and know best. They have come to know the Southeast
Alaskan land and waters through years of hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and exploring. In sharing their knowledge and expertise, they can greatly enrich your experiences and times you have in the Gustavus and Glacier Bay
Get to know these locals by calling, faxing, or contacting them through
their interlinking webpages, if they have one.
Hiking & Walking
Thomas is one of Gustavus' NATURALISTS, whose interests
include hiking, walking, and kayaking. He has lived in Gustavus for over 15 years. One of his greatest joys is showing visitors to Gustavus the region's varied dayhikes and trail system. Since there really are few actual trodden
trails, dayhiking around Gustavus and within the park is really a matter of knowing which general routes to take.
His knowledge has offorded him the opportunity to write the only book on these hikes entitled simply "TRAILS OF GLACIER
BAY AND GUSTAVUS", available at many of the local gift shops and the Bear Track Mercantile.
In addition to dayhiking excursions, Thomas also guides simple 1 day kayaking trips to Pleasant Island or around Bartlett Cove nearby Gustavus.
To speak with Thomas, contact him by telephone: (907) 697-2425, or Fax: (907) 697-2450
Please see the Sport & Charter fishing page for
a list of local fishing guides
Please see the Kayaking section for a list of local kayaking guides
IS A BASECAMP INTERNATIONAL
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> Tahiti Sun Travel Network
Comprehensive Tourism and Travel Guides to the Fantastic Vacation Islands of Tahiti Polynesia.
> Burkina Faso,
Tourism, Travel, and Informational Guide to the African Country.
> Piura, Peru
South America's oldest Spanish city and the Piura region.
Traveler's info for the UNESCO world heritage site Cesky Krumlov.
The famous island known for its pivotal role in WW2 - the Battle of Guadalcanal.
> Patan, Nepal
Visit one of the 3 Royal cities in the famous Kathmandu valley.
> Puno, Peru
The folklore capital of Peru lies on the shore of Lake Titicaca.
A non-self-governing territory consisting of three coral atolls in the South Pacific..
This region is known for its wineries & river-centered recreational opportunities.
> Chiclayo, Peru
Peru's fourth largest city is an archeological treasure chest.
> Bhaktapur, Nepal
One of 3 of Nepals "Royal cities" and a cultural gem popular with travelers.
> Tulcea, Romania
One of the larger cities in Romania located at the mouth of the famous Danube River.