Views along the beach can inspire and amaze © Gustavus Visitors Association
  • 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.
  • Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Available routes to and from Gustavus, Alaska

Service Area

Gustavus receives ferry service two days per week most of the year. With steady service, and only four-and-a-half hours by ferry from Juneau, it is simple to plan a short few days this magnificent location, or stay longer to experience more of the nearby natural wonders. From Gustavus, extend your trip along Icy Strait, through some of the best whale watching waters in the state, and visit the port communities of Hoonah or Pelican.

Gustavus, Alaska © Gustavus Visitors Association

Trip Ideas

Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.