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Dan Drost | all galleries >> July 2010 Trips - Glacier Bay NP, Chena Hot Springs, Denali NP & Togiak NWR, AK >> July 2010 Trip - Gustavus & Glacier Bay Natl Park, AK >> Glacier Bay National Park Trip Notes > July 5 – Begin our Glacier Bay National Park Boat Cruise
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July 5 – Begin our Glacier Bay National Park Boat Cruise

Our trip into Glacier Bay National Park began on Monday July 5, 2010 through Gustavus Marine Charters aboard the forty-two foot Kahsteen, with Captain Mike Nigro at the helm. Peggie and I booked the Kahsteen for an exclusive trip for five days and four nights throughout Glacier Bay National Park and the Icy Strait.

Jada served as our first mate and cook - we ate mighty fine with all of Jada’s great cooking. She whipped up meals of Crab, Salmon, Halibut and many other great dishes, salads and desserts with little effort.

We enjoyed the size and comfort of the Kahsteen, and it was a pleasure to cruise with both Mike and Jada with their hospitality and knowledge of Glacier Bay.

We pulled out from the Bartlett Cove dock around 8am and cruised out through the Sitakaday Narrows and into the Bearslee Entrance channel. We continued north toward the East Arm along the coast, cruising between the Marble Islands and the Leland Islands. We stopped along South Marble Island to photograph the hauled out Stellar Sea Lions, along with a few Tufted Puffins and Common Murres.

A map of Glacier Bay (Courtesy of the U.S. National Park Service) is shown for reference

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