My boyfriend and I are traveling to SE Alaska for the first week of September. My parents, from NH will be joining us for their first time in AK. We were considering Glacier Bay but I have read about the Park closing in early (first week?) of September. Does this mean most everything else will be closed in the area and in Gusatvus? If we were to go there, we would want to get a tour of the glaciers and I read that only the National Park is allowed to take boats into the Park area- are there not really any other glaciers outside the park boundary that tour guide services out of Gustavus visit? I basically would like an opinion on whether to still visit the Gustavus/Glacier Bay area for a day or two, or to just skip it and enjoy more time in other towns?