Unless you spend all of your time enjoying the comforts of the Glacier Bear, you’ll want to bring quality outdoor clothing and gear that is appropriate for your Alaska adventure—especially rain gear. While some of the items in this list are merely suggestions, many are essential for your comfort and safety.
Storage is critical. We recommend your clothing and gear fit into two medium duffel bags (75-liter) or a larger (90-liter) and smaller (60-liter) duffel. Packable bags are ideal for storage after you are aboard. Wheeled duffels are easy to travel with. If you don’t have duffel bags, soft-sided luggage is the next best option.
If you are going to hike or fish, you should also bring a small daypack with sufficient capacity to hold your camera, binoculars, a water bottle, rain gear, plus a couple of personal items.
The quantity and combination of clothes you bring are up to you. Just be sure to include clothes that will be warm in a wet environment. Layers provide maximum flexibility. You should be able to wear every type of layer you bring simultaneously. Don’t worry that you won’t have enough clothes. Mix and match.
Most of our clients only wear half of the clothes they bring on a trip.
The combination of equipment you bring is up to you. Just be sure to bring your favorite camera, plenty of spare batteries for your equipment, charging cables, and your phone.