About the tours and your guide

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If you come to a fork in the road ...take it.

Yogi Berra

Join photographer and naturalist, Sean Neilson, on the  adventure of a lifetime. Glacier Bay is an astounding natural wonder, teeming with wildlife in an unparalleled wilderness setting. Wilderness, whales, bears and ice are only the beginning. Wildflowers, dramatic mountain landscapes, birds, intertidal creatures and so much more make this destination a must-see for any outdoor enthusiast. There are few places in the world where such a vast variety of wildlife can be seen within such a concentrated geographical area.

Your guide, Sean Neilson, has been studying and photographing the area for over two decades. He makes his year-round home in the tiny community of Gustavus (pop. 400), adjacent to Glacier Bay National Park’s southern boundary. For many years, Sean worked as a park ranger for the National Park Service aboard cruise ships and tour boats, but now he dedicates his professional time to leading smaller, more intimate groups to locales that very few others even know about.


Sean’s first visit to Glacier Bay was in 1993. He fell in love with the place and returned in the spring of 2000 to work for the National Park Service as a ranger. Three years later, he met his wife, Janet, who also works for the Park Service as a marine biologist specializing in humpback whales. They have two children: Téa, age 13, and Skyler, age 9. When Sean is not photographing the Bay or trying to get his kids to school on time, he spends much of his time traveling around the region living a subsistence lifestyle. Whether it is hunting deer, fishing for halibut and salmon, tending the garden, or gathering mushrooms and berries, Sean spends much of his free time outside in the wet and wild country that is Glacier Bay and Icy Strait.


For more information about Sean and his other ventures, visit SeanNeilson.com
PO Box 268 
Gustavus, AK 99826

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Check out this radio story done on Sean by Alaska Public Media.