Ferry Bellingham to Alaska: (Friday Harbor WA & Victoria BC ferries have been discontinued)


US Ports:

Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham to alaska ferry terminalServed traditionally by 2 separate ferry systems, Bellingham is the only port in Washington State serving the year-round weekly ferries to and from Alaska. 

The Port of Bellingham is however no longer a departure port for the ferry to Victoria BC
Canada. The popular ferry service to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island has now been converted to a fabulous whale watching excursion route 

It is hoped that one day the Bellingham - Victoria ferry service will return- but the Management says that will depend on both demand and more US travellers carrying passports, which are now necessary to cross any border.   


                         Quick Ferry facts
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Ferries to Alaska carry both foot passengers and vehicles ( Max length 70'; max height 13' )
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Ketchikan ( a 2 day trip) is the 1st stop for ferries to Alaska from Washington
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Bellingham WA to Haines Alaska is a 3 day ferry trip
- Driving from Haines AK to Anchorage AK involves entry into Canada so passports are required
-The Bellingham ferry to Friday Harbor has been  discontinued
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The Bellingham to Victoria ferry discontinued service in 2011 so the closest ferry service to Victoria is now thru Anacortes or Vancouver
- There are currently no ferries travelling between Bellingham & Victoria
- There is no ferry service Bellingham to Seattle, or Bellingham to Vancouver
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Reservations for the ferry to Alaska must be made well in advance to ensure space

Located 30 minutes south of the US / Canada Peace Arch border and 90 minutes north of Seattle, Bellingham is a wonderful place to visit.

Challenging golf courses, antique shops, galleries, great shopping, fabulous hotels, Inns and B&Bs all contribute to make scheduling time in Bellingham worthwhile

Cyclists in Bellingham WANote that reservations are required for all ferries departing from Bellingham to to Alaska. Bellingham ferries to Victoria BC have been discontinued.

General Information: Land - Sea - Air
Info for RVs / Campers:
Travelling to Alaska by ferry
Border Requirements:
Bellingham to Alaska by ferry

Car Rentals:
Avis is located at both the Bellingham- Alaska ferry terminal & at the Bellingham airport
Airporter Shuttle:
Daily coach service providing frequent scheduled trips to/from downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport
Whale Watching:
Dedicated to responsible wildlife viewing this 3hr narrated tour uses certified coast guard vessels


Bellingham ferry passengers bound for the Alaska ports of Anchorage, Fairbanks or Denali can shorten their drive time by taking the direct ferry from Bellingham to Whittier or Bellingham to Ketchikan or Juneau and then transferring to a Cross-Gulf ferry to
Cordova, Whittier or Valdez

Bellingham Washington to Alaska ferries sail every Friday year-round. 
Bellingham no longer offers ferry service to Victoria BC Canada or to Friday Harbor

Bellingham Ferry Routes Bellingham Lodging
  • Hotel Bellwether
  • The Chrysalis
  • Semiahmoo Resort
  • Lakeway Inn
  • BW Heritage Inn
  • Comfort Inn

    B'ham Area B&Bs
  • Inn at Mount Baker (Glacier)
  • Smugglers (Blaine)

    Bellingham RV Parks
  • Coming soon

Alaska Fare Help: To allow maximum flexibility in trip planning, Alaska Marine calculates passenger, cabin and vehicle fares separately (Cabin space- i.e. 2 berth, 3 berth etc is sold as a unit)

If having difficulty with your reservation email: reservations@ferrytravel.com with your details

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