Glaciers are truly one of Nature’s greatest wonders. Magnificent, gracious and mobile, these mammoth rivers of Ice flow and carve their way through mountains. No better way to appreciate their beauty than on a flight over Glacier Bay.

One of my favourite excursions on the Alaska Cruise is taking flight and viewing these stunning landscapes from a viewpoint high above. This new perspective, from above, is such an amazing experience. Having sailed through Glacier Bay on the previous day of your Alaska Cruise and Inside Passage, the scale and size of these Glaciers just cannot be appreciated from the deck of the ship alone.

Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Flight tour from an Alasak cruise and inside passage

The family run Mountain Flying Service, offers a flight-seeing trip over Glacier Bay for visitors during their Alaska Cruise Inside Passage stop-over in the port of Haines. Flying over Glacier Bay in their DHC-2 Beaver aircraft, the large windows provide horizon to horizon views on a clear day, which I w as very lucky to enjoy.

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Join me on this stunning flight across a uniquely beautiful landscape!  Read more about an Alaska Cruise of the Inside Passage.

Flying over Glacier Bay National Park from an Alaska Cruise along the inside passage
Flying to Glacier Bay from Haines
Alaska Cruise flight tour over Glacier Bay National Park
Beautiful Glacier crevasses in Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier in Alaska, Glacier Bay. Inside passage cruise from seward to vancouver.
Glaciers descend from the Mountains like Rivers of Ice
Flying over Glacier Bay National Park from an Alaska Cruise along the inside passage
Beauty is in the details; Fresh snow layer lies on top of giant crevasses
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Paul, the Pilot for Mountain Flying Service,  has been flying these mountains since 1992
Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Flight tour from an Alasak cruise and inside passage
Every passenger gets a Window Seat from the cabin in the Beaver Aircraft
Flying over Glacier Bay National Park from an Alaska Cruise along the inside passage
Flying over Glacier Bay National Park gives a unique perspective of this landscape
Flying over Glacier Bay National Park from an Alaska Cruise along the inside passage
Turquoise blue waters reveal the true colour of the Glacier’s ice below the surface
Alaska Cruise flight tour over Glacier Bay National Park
Stunning ribbons of rocky Moraine litter the Glacier’s surface
Moraine on a glacier in Alaska. Flight tour from haines on an Alaska Cruis and inside passage
The moraine’s transport rock along the glacier like giant conveyor belts
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Flying into Haines Airport

Read more about an Alaska Cruise of the Inside Passage.

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