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Alaska Ferry Agreement Reached


Alaska Govenor Dunleavy Ends Ferry Strike

Newly Released Alaska Ferry Information

The State of Alaska and Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific (IBU) reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night on a new three-year contract.
The agreement allows the Alaska Marine ferries to begin preparations to resume ferry service to coastal communities.

Bringing ferries back into service takes time as Alaska Marine moves crew and supplies back to the ships where they are docked.
Alaska Marine is resuming ferry operations as follows:

Lituya – Will begin with Ketchikan – ANB ferry run at 10:45am on Sunday, August 4th. 

Tazlina – Will begin with a revised schedule of the Juneau-Haines-Juneau ferry run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.

LeConte – Will begin a Juneau- Gustavus ferry run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.

Aurora – Will begin with a revised schedule of Valdez-Whittier-Cordova ferry run at 7:30am on Sunday, August 4th.

Malaspina – Will begin with a Juneau Petersburg ferry run at 5:45pm on Sunday, August 4th.

Tustumena – Will begin with Kodiak– Homer ferry run at 10:15pm on Wednesday, August 7th.

Columbia – Will begin with Ketchikan – Bellingham ferry run at 3:00pm on Wednesday, August, 7th.

Kennicott – Will begin with a Ketchikan– Bellingham ferry run at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th.


AMHS is still refunding passengers for sailings canceled through service resumption dates. AMHS staff will never request credit card information from passengers. Refunds are automatically returned to the credit card on file.

To inquire about your refund, or rebook/schedule a new sailing, please send an email to info@ferrytravel.com. The Reservations Call Center is open Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m..

To better serve displaced passengers, calls will answered from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday & Sunday.
Due to the high volume of calls, it may take time to connect with a customer service representative. Passengers may also call ferry terminals if hold times are too long at the call center.

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Alaska Ferry Strike Over




Alaska Ferry Passengers Fraud Targets

Alaska State Security Department Bulletin  (Anchorage, Alaska) –

"The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) was notified of a report of fraudulent text message targeting AMHS passengers impacted by the ongoing Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific strike.

The State Security Office alerted AMHS to fraudulent text messages targeting AMHS customers waiting for a refund due to canceled sailings.
These text messages instruct recipients to call a phone number. 
After dialing the phone number, recipients are then asked to provide a credit card number over the phone.

Be aware that these text messages are fraudulent and should be ignored or deleted".  Refunds for cancelled Alaska ferry sailings are processed automatically ( average time is 5-7 business days) to the credit card used to purchase the fare & credit card numbers will never be requested.

Incidents can be reported by emailing infosec@alaska.gov or dialing 907-269-5000.


Letter to Alaska Ferry Travellers

Alaska Ferry Strike Information
Everyone involved in the booking of Alaska ferry reservations shares in the disappointment caused to so many, by the Alaska ferry strikers.
Too, we hope that sometime in the future you might have an opportunity to again visit the spectacular Alaska communities by ferry.

With respect to refunds, please be assured that full ferry reservation refunds for the boat/s cancelled will be automatically applied to all credit cards as soon as processed.

Please note however that although the banks are very quick to charge ones’ card, it does take them between 5-7 working days to process refunds.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience, disappointment and worry the strike has caused.

If you have any questions we can be reached through info@ferrytravel.com or by calling 1-800-686-0446 .
Please be aware that close to 7,000 travellers have been affected by this strike so patience, although frustrating, is much appreciated.

Latest Alaska Ferry News

July 30 News Release Taken from the Alaska Ferry Office

"Due to the ongoing strike by employees represented by the Inlandboatmen's Union, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announces the following cancellations.

As of today, future vessel sailings are canceled according to the following schedule:

The above schedule takes into consideration where each ship is docked, where it should leave to according to the published schedule & it gives AMHS time to get the vessels fully crewed and provisioned and the ships ready to sail."

Passenger fares for canceled sailings are being refunded. Please note that credit card refunds can take up top 7 days to process. 


Alaska Ferry Refunds Top 2.8 Million in Last 6 Days











BC Ferries Responds to Addenbroke Island Plane Cash

Northern Sea Wolf Responds to Crash

The BC Ferries vessel Northern Sea Wolf, was among the respondents to a float plane crash north of Port Hardy & south of Bella Bella on Friday July 26.   

The Sea Wolf, part of the northern Discovery Coast Connector ferry route, joined the Coast Guard & other vessels in responding to news of the crash.

The float plane, operated by Seair Seaplanes out of Richmond BC, had been headed to Calvert Island.  An investigation by the Transportation Safety Board is being conducted into what caused the accident.

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Alaska Ferry Refunds

Refunds for Cancelled Ferry Sailings
27th July, 2019 5:50PM

Due to the ongoing Inlandboatmen's Union strike, Alaska Marine Highway System vessels are still currently not sailing.

All vessel sailings are cancelled through Tuesday, July 30, with the exception of the MV Kennicott, which is cancelled through Wednesday, August 7.

Passenger fares for these affected sailings are being refunded.
The call center will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 29 from 7:30am – 4:00pm.


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Biden Steps into Alaska Ferry Stike Fray



Alaska Ferry Strike Enters 3rd Day

Ferry Strike update 07-26-2019

Due to the ongoing Inlandboatmen's Union strike, Alaska Marine Highway System vessels are currently not sailing.

All vessel sailings are cancelled through Tuesday, July 30, with the exception of the MV Kennicott, which is cancelled through Wednesday, August 7. 

The Alaska Reservations Call Center will be open limited hours from 10:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.
The call center will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 29 from 7:30am - 4:00pm.


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No Update on Alaska Ferry Strike Alaska Ferries Remain Docked





Alaska Ferries Issue Sailing Disruption Report


"This afternoon, the Inland boatman’s Union of the Pacific initiated a strike. Alaska Marine Highway Vessels will not be sailing until further notice.  

At this time, we are focused on the safety of passengers, crew and vessels. We are reaching out to ticketed passengers to work with them to reschedule, or offer refunds for tickets. We are working to return ships to safe harbor with adequate shore side support.

Your patience is appreciated as we work through the logistics of getting passengers rerouted. There is a heavy volume of calls right now, we are doing our best to reach everyone as quickly as possible".

Alaska Ferries Proposed Winter Schedule

Alaska Ferry Schedules Not Yet Confirmed

The proposed Alaska ferry schedules for October 2019 through April 2020 are currently being discussed and public teleconferences re the Southeast sailing times/frequencies are scheduled for 10:00 am July 29, 2019  & the Southwest & South central schedules will commence at 1:30 PM.

At 1st glance it would appear that there will be service gaps for the following regions :
- the Southwest (Kodiak island, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions) 12 Jan to 30 April;
- the Northern Panhandle 01 Nov to 14 Nov & 15 Jan -01 March;
- the Southeast (Bellingham, WA; Prince Rupert BC, through the Inside Passage, to Yakutat) 01 Oct -30 April

Opinions will be sought & participation can be had by calling 1-515-604-9000, access code 279613.

Alaska Marine operates 10 ferries serving 35 communities.

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