Visiting Glacier Bay, Alaska is a privilege. Not every cruise ship that wants to enter Glacier Bay National Park is allowed to enter the park. As of the 2007 Cruise Ship Proposal, the number of ships allowed into Glacier Bay in the Months of June, July and August is now 153 total. The ships are limited to preserve the ecology in the area. Glacier Bay is part of one of the world’s largest internationally protected Biosphere Reserves as well as a United Nations National Heritage Site.
Glacier Bay is seen as an area of Hope! Glaciers in the area are growing, no longer retreating. This is an area where the endangered species such as the Stellar Sea Lions, are protected in an environment where they can expand their population and reestablish their populations. And of course this is a favorite place for whales! As you visit Glacier Bay, you are witnessing a new and emerging world. Where there was once one large glacier, thousands of feet deep, there is now a 65 mile long fjord of resilient land that now hosts a succession of marine and terrestrial life. Glacier Bay National Park is a living laboratory!
Keeping the focus on the environment, carefully protecting the area for current as well as future enjoyment means Glacier Bay National Park will be a living arena for flora and fauna! The glaciers are advancing in some areas and retreating in others, so the new creation in the the park continues. So becone an Eco-Tourist and travel to Glacier Bay National Park to experience the changing of the world!