Very few that visit Gustavus and Glacier Bay leave without saying they had the best wildlife experiences of their lives. One of the first sightings might be a momma moose and her young or a plethora of bald eagles on the beach or in nests right in town. Get out on the water and discover numerous species of seabirds. It won’t be long before you will spot harbor seals, sea lions and sea otters. Humpback whales feed seasonally in the rich waters of Icy Strait and lower Glacier Bay and a boat departs daily for either a morning or afternoon whale watch adventure with a seasoned naturalist skipper. This population has been studied longer than any in the world. Occasional sightings of resident and transient orcas frequent the area. Brown and black bears eat berries in the meadows of Gustavus and munching on barnacles on the shores of Glacier Bay. Wolves and coyotes transit through the town. So many species of birds including owls and bats to feast binoculars upon, whist darting through the grasses glimpses of Weasels may be seen.You never know what crazy thing you might see or hear next!

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