- Three-hour sightseeing flight by seaplane to Glacier Bay from Sitka
- See Baranof Island, Chichagof Island and the Juneau Icefield as you fly above Alaska’s Pacific coast
- Use a headset to talk about the sights with your experienced pilot during the flight
- Marvel at the massive glaciers, fjords and rivers around Glacier Bay
- Land at Bartlett Cove and set foot in Glacier Bay National Park backcountry, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Enjoy the privacy of your small group on a seaplane that accommodates up to eight people
- Round-trip transportation from your Sitka hotel included
What You Can Expect
It takes about one hour to reach Glacier Bay by seaplane from Sitka, and the landscape is stunning in all directions. You’ll fly over Chichagof Island, the fifth largest island in the United States. It has some of the highest numbers of bears per square mile of any place on earth!
Next, take in the expansive reach of the Juneau Icefield. As you pass over snow-dusted mountains and watery inlets, keep your eyes open for whale spouts and other signs of wildlife. A pair of binoculars will come in handy, so be sure to bring them along!
Once you arrive at Glacier Bay, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view on this magnificent wilderness and national park, flying above massive glaciers, rugged coastline, deep fjords and freshwater lakes and rivers. Your expert pilot will point out features such as Mount Fairweather, one of the world's tallest coastal mountains at 15,325 feet (4,671 m).
On the last leg of the trip, experience the thrill of landing on the water as your pilot expertly glides into Bartlett Cove, a remote mountain lake that is part of Glacier Bay National Park. Here you’ll have time for a brief stop for excellent photo ops and a peek into the visitor’s center.
At the end of your exciting journey to Glacier Bay you’ll be returned to your hotel in Sitka by the provided transportation.