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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.

www. ferrytravel.com provides information on & secure online reservations for: the Alaska Ferries: BC Ferries, Seattle Victoria Ferries and Vancouver Victoria passenger ferry.


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.


www. ferrytravel.com provides information on & secure online reservations for the Alaska Ferries: BC Ferries, Seattle Victoria Ferries and Vancouver Victoria passenger ferry.


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.

Add travel time if travelling Victoria Seattle Ferry




Expect BC Ferry Delays 06 July & 13 July






Butchart Gardens are a Must See for Victoria Visitors

Hop on the Seattle ferry to Victoria for a day trip or a longer stay


Over 900 bedding plant varieties spread across stunning 22 hectares; a nightly live entertainment show from the outdoor stage on the Concert Lawn and on Saturdays from June 29 through August 31, a spectacular fireworks display, all contribute to make the Butchart Gardens in Victoria a treat for all ages.

The Gardens, aside from all other attractions in the BC capital city should, even by themselves, be reason enough to visit Victoria..

Combine either a day visit or a ferry / hotel package to the Gardens with a the high-speed passenger ferry from downtown Seattle & you’ll make a memory not soon to be forgotten.

Established in 1994, Ferrytravel.com serves travellers planning to use the following ferry routes:
Seattle-Victoria; Port Hardy-Prince Rupert, all Alaska ferry ports including Ketchikan, Wrangell, Sitka, Petersberg, Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Valdez, Whittier, Cordova & Kodiak.


Temporary Ferry Reservation 1-800 # outage





A bonus for the Seattle Ferry; for the Environment & For Passengers

Newest Seattle to Victoria Ferry Has Resulted in a Reduced Environmental Footprint.

The 52 metre, 579-seat catamaran sailing the year-round route between Seattle and Victoria is able to travel up to 36 knots and comfortably handle 6’ waves with no passenger issues.

While the previous vessels were rated for and could handle 6’+ seas, sometimes the passengers couldn’t - so sailing cancellations would occur.

With a motion-dampening system and wave-piercing bows that allow the new ferry to operate in weather that would otherwise have forced sailing cancellations, the new vessel can now provide comfortable service in what was once considered less that accommodating seas.

Because the Clipper V carries so many more passengers than previous vessels, (there used to be 3 vessels operating the route daily) the Seattle ferry company notes that with fewer trips now required between Seattle & Victoria because of the larger vessel, not only have the companies' operating costs been reduced, but there has been a reduction in both the environmental footprint and in traffic on the Salish Sea.

For reservatons on the Seattle & Victoria ferry go to www.ferrytravel.com or if trying to travel within the next 5 days, call 1-800-686-0446

Seattle Victoria Ferry offers 3 Seating Classes