Gustavas, Alaska

Gustavus is a city in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is situated on Icy Strait and is surrounded by Glacier Bay National Park and adjacent to the Tongass National Forest. Gustavus is split by the Salmon River, across which there is a bridge for the paved road running out to Glacier Bay National Park.

As Gateway to Glacier Bay, Gustavus offers adventures in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, hiking in the Nature Conservancy’s Forelands Preserve, fishing, whale watching, kayaking, biking and beachcombing.

Things to See & Do

* Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
* The Nature Conservancy’s Forelands Preserve
* Fishing
* Whale watching and nature tours
* Kayaking

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 97.6 km²
Population – 430 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links – Access to Gustavus is by a short jet, bush plane or ferry ride from Juneau.

Photo credit John Simos

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