Added by Elena Pearson

See these magnificent glaciers by boat.

Cruising through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is probably the easiest way to see these glaciers.  The sounds they make as chunks of ice fall into the ocean are impressive.  The chunks can vary from the size of houses to small cars.  The glaciers are ever changing, so you will never see the same thing twice, even if you visit multiple times.

Note: If the bay is too foggy, boats might not be allowed to enter.

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