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this site to find everything you need to plan your trip..
visit the Gustavus
Visitors Association, P.O.
Box 167, Gustavus, AK 99826.
Or call 907-697-2454.
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Getting to & Around Gustavus, Alaska
Getting to Gustavus is the first part
of your adventure...
(Photo courtesy of Alaska Seaplanes)
To get to Gustavus, Alaska, you have 2 basic choices of transportion: Plane or boat.
Air options include the only jet service that regularly schedules flights into
town (during the summer months only) - Alaska Airlines- as well as a few year
round air taxi services and of course the many Charter planes that service the
There are also a few options via Charter boat.
Since Gustavus is a peninsula, with Glacier Bay National Park surrounding the town from the landside, THERE ARE NO ROADS THAT WILL GET YOU HERE. That's part of the magic of this community...
There is, however, a small and simple "road system" in Gustavus- roughly
20 miles in total. It
basically consists of one main road that goes from the airport to the lodge headquarters
at Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay park, with several smaller roads branching off. The
main road is paved, and the rest of all the connecting roads dirt and gravel.
See our Gustavus map for details!
The only large carrier (aka: jet) that flys to Gustavus
DIRECT is Alaska Airlines.
only fly their jets for a few select months during the summer, (roughly
from early June to late August), so advance ticketing is suggested.
You can get the best deals with a minimum of a two-week notice.
For information regarding Alaska Airlines reservations and information, call:
(800) ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522), or visit their website: Alaskaair.com.
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Charter Plane Services
The choices of air charters and services that provide regularly
scheduled year round flights to Gustavus and the surrounding area,
are listed below.
Most operators are based out of Juneau, however some companies
offer flights from various other Southeast Alaskan towns such as Ketchikan,
Sitka, Haines, Skagway and Hoonah.
Many of these air charter companies also provide various other flight
related services in the area such as FLIGHTSEEING
around Glacier Bay National Park, float charters, freight transport, and various
other adventure tour charters (for example: for skiers, rafters, climbers, and
hunters), as well as making beach, lake, and/or glacial landings available upon
request and where possible.
P.O. Box 48 - Gustavus, Alaska 99826
Phone: (907) 697-2377 in Gustavus,
or make reservations toll free: 1(877) 460-2377
E-Mail & Reservations
Comfortable, high wing Cessna 206, providing passenger service, charters
and tours in Southeast Alaska. Local service, custom charters, and flightseeing
tours of Glacier bay and Juneau icefield. Frequent flights to Juneau, Hoonah,
Skagway, Sitka, and Haines.
Our main office is located at the Juneau International Airport:
(1873 Shell Simmons Drive, Suite 110, Juneau, Alaska 99801)
Phone: (907) 789-3331, Fax: (907) 463-4453
Gustavus Office Phone- (907) 697-2375
E-Mail & Reservations
Alaska Seaplanes operates scheduled flights from the Juneau International
Airport to 11 communities on a scheduled year-round basis. Gustavus,
Haines, Skagway, Sitka, Hoonah, Kake, Excursion Inlet, Angoon, Tenakee
Springs, Pelican and Elfin Cove are all connected to Juneau by Alaska
Alaska Seaplanes carries passengers, freight, US Mail and UPS shipments
and from each community we serve. We have a fleet of 11 aircraft -
planes and 6 wheel planes - all available for charters throughout Southeast
Please visit our website or email us for more information..
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More Charter Flight Operators for the Area...
Wings of Alaska
8421 Livingston Way, Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 697-2201 in Gustavus
and charter flights connecting Southeast Alaska via wheel
equipped aircraft. Convenient and frequent departures. High-winged
aircraft make glacial flightseeing spectacular.
Mountain Flying Service
132 2nd Avenue (P.O. Box
1404)- Haines, Alaska 99827 (Based out of Haines
with an airport terminal in the Skagway Airport.)
Charter flights to Gustavus are a regular service. Call us for our prices! Also specializing in flights over and into Glacier Bay National Park. Glacier landings with ski planes, beach landings, full service travel planning and more. TO SEE ALASKA, GET IN THE AIR!
out of Haines and Skagway, Alaska
world class Glacier Bay Flightseeing from Haines and Skagway
Alaska. Fly Drake also provides air Charter flights to and from
Skagway, Juneau, Gustavus, Hoonah, Sitka, Dry Bay, and Yakutat
Alaska as well as complete flying services for skiers, climbers
Ward Air, Inc.
8991 Yandukin Dr. - Juneau,
In Alaska call toll free
(907) 789-9150, Fax: (907) 789-7002
Air Inc. is based in beautiful Juneau, Alaska. We offer
unmatched excellence in amphibious (floats with wheels), ski,
and straight float plane air charters. We pride ourselves
on flying to
all parts of southeast Alaska and western Canada. Ward Air
only flying company in Juneau that regularly makes flights in and
Admiralty Air Service
32851- Juneau, Alaska 99803
affordable & safe seaplane charter service throughout
Southeast Alaska from our Juneau base. Pack
Creek, Hawk Inlet, Hoonah, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, Angoon,
and Elfin Cove are just a few of the amazing places
in Southeast Alaska that we can take you!
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An interesting alternative to flying to Gustavus if you have the time (and money) is to travel by boat...
In addition to the ferry service running to Gustavus, (see details below), these boating alternatives come in the form of "custom charters".
Although Juneau is not a normal charter route for most of the boats in Gustavus, some of them may be willing to work out a custom deal with you.
After years of sporadic ferry service by various companies both private and commercial, as of summer 2011, Gustavus finally has regularly scheduled, dependable ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The Marine Highway offers ferry
service to the community of Gustavus in southeast Alaska, twice-weekly.
services connect you to travel opportunities in Glacier Bay National
Park. In addition, the Kennicott provides
new cross-gulf service every other week as it travels between
Bellingham, Washington., and Whittier, with stops in Ketchikan and Juneau.
Make easy connections via Juneau aboard the MV LeConte and explore some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska.
This state ferry service had been a long time coming to Gustavus, and is finally
a reality due to the fact that the new ferry
dock was completed in November, 2010. (after a long fought battle between
residents who wanted it and those that didn't) .
P.O. Box 167 -
Gustavus, Alaska 99826
E-Mail & Reservations
Gustavus is the Alaska Marine Highway System's newest destination.
Visit the Gustavus Visitors Association for more community information, advice,
and ideas for traveling around the amazing Gustavus area!
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Getting Around Gustavus
Once you arrive in Gustavus, you'll need to get from the airport
to wherever it is you're staying... Most of the lodges and guest
houses will provide shuttle services to pick you up, provided they
know when to expect you.
In the event that you arrive without having made arrangements with your lodge, then you have a few simple choices to make: Walk, hitchhike, or call a taxi.
Taxi services are friendly and courteous and quite knowledgeable about the community.
After you're situated at wherever it is you're staying, getting around Gustavus
is easy and fun. If you're feeling energetic, walking or bike riding FROM anyplace
TO any place in Gustavus is possible. (In fact, most bikers describe the road
system here as "biker heaven".) Its only a matter of a few miles to just about
any business, with the exception of some lodges and Glacier Bay park, which is
approximately 9 miles away, and most local businesses can provide you with an
area map for your explorations.
You could also rent a car here, or call
a taxi, but most guests just prefer to borrow a bike to get around
town.... or put out your thumb.
Even if you are just out for a walk someone will most likely ask you if you want a ride.....
Just don't forget to wave at everyone you pass. If you don't, they will know you
aren't from Gustavus!
Taxis & Rental Cars
P.O. Box 103, Gustavus, Alaska 99826
Fax: (907) 697-2475
Gustavus/ Glacier Bay area campers is our specialty. People,
freight, groceries, mail pick up, tours and kayak/ bike transport.
"You deserve a little TLC."
P.O. Box 308, Gustavus, Alaska 99826
Telephone: (907) 697-2403,
Fax: (907) 697-2789
Enjoy the freedom
of having your own transportation in Gustavus! Pick
up and Delivery available.
Excursion Tours by Van
One of the best ways to get around Gustavus is to learn about it and see all the main sights as you experience it for the first time.
Here's one vendor that offers the best of Gustavus from the comfort of a luxury van. Perfect for first timers, families, or elderly, or those just wanting to get a good layout of the land before they venture out into the "Gustavus wilds" on their own...
Based out of Gustavus, Alaska
Phone: (907) 209-1200
E-Mail & Reservations
Strawberry Point Tours is a customized excursion tour business, taken in a warm, dry luxury town and country van. The business is built on the premise that we will be creating a unique experience for our customers. You now have the opportunity to enjoy in comfort the beauty that Gustavus has to offer.
One tour starts at the Alaska Marine Highway dock. This 45-minute tour is informative, historical and exciting! We may see moose, bear, and certainly many different species of birds. You will return in plenty of time to re-board the ferry.
Our charter tours provide the opportunity to go into Glacier Bay National Park, experiencing a trip through a bit of our expansive rain forest. Special Occasion Transport includes weddings and private parties. So hop aboard! There is so much to learn and see!
We also have a self-service kayak rack on top of van.
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