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Margerie Glacier is a beautiful tidewater glacier in Glacier Bay National Park.

Margerie Glacier flows into Glacier Bay, close to the end of Glacier Bay, on the west side of Glacier Bay. Margerie Glacier begins high on Mt. Root. Snows from Mt. Fairweather and other neighboring mountains also contribute to Margerie Glacier. It is about 21 miles long.

No roads or trails go to Marjerie Glacier. It is accessed by boat.

All-Day Hike: Margerie Glacier is actually accessed by boat. Glacier Bay boat tours are all day tours that depart from the docks in front of Glacier Bay Lodge. Extremely knowledgeable tour guides narrate the boat tours. For more information, click here.

Family Friendly: Everyone will enjoy the exotic boat ride to get to Margerie Glacier. There are plenty of learning opportunities on many topics, and very knowledgeable guides narrate the boat tours.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Joan Pendleton


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Nov 5, 2023
Kelly Martin
Visited on 10/25 on an Alaskan cruise on the NCL Bliss
Jul 11, 2022
Tom Herr
Took a tour boat to this massive glacier. Saw some calving in the rain. Loved it!
Sep 25, 2019
Lanny N Donna Holbrook
Aug 7, 2019
Jessica James
Cruised with princess
Jun 11, 2019
Leo Grrrl
Cloudy day, but the glacier was an amazing blue color. Rode up with the Glacier Bay boat tour.
Jul 28, 2018
Jessica Burnett
Jul 24, 2018
Amber Jackson

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