Alaska's Glaciers

One thing you don't want to miss on your trip to Alaska is the chance to see glaciers. Let the Marine Highway take you to a destination with incredible glacier viewing; Gustavus-Glacier Bay National Park, Valdez-Columbia & Worthington Glaciers, Juneau-Mendenhall Glacier or the Child's Glacier in Cordova. Many glaciers are accessible by foot, but tour operators also offer experiences for visitors of all interests and abilities. Day Cruises offer an otter's-eye view of glaciers from the sea, or get a bird's-eye view on a flightseeing tour. Take a helicopter tour and land on a glacier for a hike or dog-sledding adventure. At AMHS, we feel very connected to our state's glaciers; after all, our vessels all carry the names of glaciers!

Visitors enjoy the views at Child's Glacier near Cordova © Wayde Carroll Photography