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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
October Special: Victoria - Seattle round trip ferry + 2 Seattle hotel nights from 196.00pp
 Victoria -> Seattle: Round trip ferry + 2 Seattle hotel nights

Special October 2013 pricing starting at 196.00 pp ( based on double occ)
Special November 2013 thru April 2014 pricing from 193.00pp ( based on double occ)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Boarder Crossing Reminder
Ferry passengers crossing any boarder are required to carry a valid Passport
Children under 18 yrs who are traveling with their parents are not required to have their own passports

Hand Guns / Semi & Automatic weapons are not allowed into Canada.
If driving the Alaska Hwy (also known as the ALCAN because it dips into Canada) or, if traveling by ferry to Haines Alaska, be aware that you will need a passport after disembarking because to drive to Anchorage, Fairbanks etc is thru Canada.
The only way to avoid traveling through Canada on the way to Alaska with a vehicle is to ferry from Bellingham WA to Whittier Alaska

( Driving Under the Influence)
A DUI  conviction is considered a felony in Canada and can result in being denied entry into the country.
If a DUI conviction is part of your past, apply for a waiver prior to arriving at the boarder

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Alaska Ferry Space From WA Sold Out Until November 2013
Alaska Ferry Travel Popularity Increase Each Year

              MV Columbia

2013 gave no sign of the recession for the Alaska Marine ferries.
Bookings for the 2013 summer season saw most vehicle and cabin space sold out by February and as we move into the fall / winter period, all sailings north from Bellingham to Alaska & south from Haines to Washingtom are sold out of vehicle space until November

Cabins and vehicle space are the 1st thing to sell out so if planning a trip in 2014 - Book early !
 If the desired ferry schedule is not posted call 1-800-686-0446 and request a call-back as soon as the newest schedules are available

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Alaska Marine Celebrates 50 Years
Alaska Marine Celebrates with the Port of Bellingham
Overcast skies did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Alaska Marine personal as they brought their 50th birthday celebrations to the Port of Bellingham recently.
Cakes, cookies, a live band and an opportunity to board, explore and have a bite to eat in the MV Kennicott dining room all combined to create a good bit of PR for the ferry system that has served the coast for 50+ years

One of the many cakes enjoyed by visitors at the Port of Bellingham celebration

Captain Falvey AMHS General Manager thanked the Port of Bellingham for its hospitality to the Alaska ferry system over the years

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Guaranteed Lowest Ferry Hotel Price
Seattle Victoria Ferry Hotel Special
Victoria Clipper in Victoria, BC
Travel round-trip Seattle Victoria with 1 or more nights in a Victoria* hotel
 and be guaranteed that you will not find a lower price

Sampling of some of the Victoria Hotels participating in the ferry/hotel special:
Fairmont Empress    ( 5 Star)             Chateau Victoria  ( 3.5 Star)
 Hotel Grand Pacific  ( 5 Star)              Oswego Hotel     ( 4 Star)
 Inn at Laurel Point    ( 4.5 Star)           Royal Scott         ( 3 Star)
 Coast Harbourside   ( 3.5 Star)           James Bay Inn    ( 2 Star)
 Best Western            ( 3 Star)              Many more

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
24 Sept, 2013: Alaska Ferry the MV Kennicott Delayed
High Winds Delay Alaska Ferry

The MV Kennicott has been delayed due to high winds.
A new schedule is anticipated to be available at 0800h Wed 25 Sept 2013

Please call 1-800-686.0446 for further updates

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Alaska Ferry MV Lituya Has New Home Port
Alaska Ferry based out of Annette Bay
MV Lituya has change her home port from Port Chester to Annette Bay Alaska.

She will make 2 daily round trips sailings Thu, Fri, Sat,Sun.
Depart Annette Bay    09:00h
Arrive Ketchikan           09:45h
Depart Ketchikan       10:45h
Arrive Annette Bay       11:30h
Depart Annette Bay    14:45h
Arrive Ketchikan           15:30h
Depart Ketchikan        16:15h
Arrive Annette Bay        17:00h

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Whittier Alaska Dock Closed
Dock Under Repair
Ferry sailings to /from Whittier have been cancelled while the dock is being repaired.
Travellers headed to Whittier are encouraged to call 1-800-686-0446 to arrange alternate travel

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Guaranteed Best Ferry / Hotel Package Prices
Save BIG Dollars
Book a ferry between Seattle & Victoria - add a Victoria hotel
for 1, 2, 3 or more nights and get the lowest price - Guaranteed.

Round trip ferry + Victoria BC hotel packages start from $125 pp/do through April 2013.  Plus Kids travel for $10*

*1 Child is $10 with round trip paying adult when purchasing a hotel package. Prices are per adult and based on double occupancy.
Date, voyage, space limitations, advance purchase and other restrictions may apply.

Participating Victoria hotels include:

Fairmont Empress - Hotel Grand Pacific - Inn at Laurel Point - Oswego Hotel - Delta Victoria - Coast Harbourside - Chateau Victoria - Royal Scott - BW Carlton Plaza - Harbour Towers - Hotel Rialto - James Bay Inn

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
BC Ferries Removes 2% Fuel charge on selected routes

Fuel Charge Removed

Travellers sailing between Vancouver Islands Duke Point, Departure Bay & Swartz Bay terminals and the Lower Mainland received a Christmas treat as BC Ferries removed the 2% fuel charge just prior to Christmas

Fuel surcharges have now been removed from all BC Ferries’ fleet routes

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
BC Ferries Adds Extra Sailings

120+ Extra Sailings for the Holiday Season

19 December 2012 through 06 January 2013
Eighty-six sailings will be added between the Tsawwassen / Swartz Bay terminals and an
additional thirty-six trips will be added between Horseshoe Bay and the mid-Island Departure Bay Terminal.

Call 1-888-223-3779 for ferry schedule details

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Alaska Marine Cancels Ferry Sailings
Rough Seas & Heavy winds cause ferry cancellations

19 December, 2012
MV LeConte sailings for Wednesday, December 19 have been canceled due to 11' seas, storm force winds & heavy, freezing spray in Northern Lynn Canal.
20 December, 2012
The MV Taku will sail Lynn Canal on Thursday, December 20 to alleviate displaced travelers.
For more information, please call your local AMHS terminal

Alaska Marine Highway System staff is contacting affected passengers.

Thursday, November 08, 2012
Port Hardy - Prince Rupert Ferry Schedules
2013 BC Ferry Inside Passage Day Cruise
Ferry schedules are now available for 15 hr day cruise between Port Hardy & Prince Rupert
The cruise departs each side on alternate days at 0730h arriving at 2230h.
This trip provides some of the most spectacular scenery and is photographers dream
Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-800-686-0446

Thursday, November 08, 2012
Whittier AK Ferry to Washington
Cross Gulf ferries must be booked well in advance
Vehicle space on the ferries from Whittier AK to Washington is now Sold Out.
23 Jan 2013: 1st available vehicle space on the Whittier ferry to the Lower 48 
26 Dec 2012: 1st available vehicle space on the Washington ferry to Whittier  

Friday, November 02, 2012
Book Seattle Ferry-Hotel before 15 Nov & Save

Ferry + 2 Seattle Hotel Nights + all Taxes

Holiday Inn Express          $149
Warwick Hotel                   $158
Crowne Plaza                   
Spring Hill Suites              $188
Mayflower Park                 $222

Must book Overnight Package October 30 – November 15 and travel November 1, 2012 – February 28, 2013.
One letter per two night room package (not per person and not per night).
New reservations only.

Prices are per adult and based on double occupancy.
Rates may vary depending upon travel dates. A fuel surcharge will be added to all ferry packages.

Kids (1-11) travel free with package purchase, one per paying adult.
All rates in US dollars including tax. *Restrictions apply. Subject to change.

Call 1-800-686-0446 to book

Friday, November 02, 2012
Seattle - Victoria Ferry / Hotel Specials
2 for 1 Ferry / Hotel Special     1-800-686-0446
Book a 2 or more night getaway by November 15th, travel before February 28th and receive a 2 for 1 certificate for travel to Victoria between January 19 – June 30, 2013!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alaska Ferry Summer 2013 Schedules Posted
2013 Alaska Ferry Schedules
Summer schedules for the ferries to, from and around Alaska are now available on

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alaska Ferry Sailings Canceled
MV Taku cancels sailings thru 02 November
All sailings for the MV Taku have been canceled through Friday, November 2, 2012 due to a mechanical issue.

Further updates will be made when additional information becomes available.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Revised Alaska Ferry Schedule: Nov 2012
MV Kennicott will sail the following revised schedule:

Ketchikan - Prince Rupert  ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 03 Nov 2012 at 10:45 PM
Arrive   03 Nov 2012 at 05:00 AM

Prince Rupert - Ketchikan
     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 04 Nov 2012 at 08:00 AM
Arrive  04 Nov 2012 at 1:00 PM

Ketchikan- Wrangell     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 05 Nov 2012 at 5:45 PM
Arrive 05 Nov 2012 at 11:45 PM

Wrangell - Petersburg     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart 05 Nov 2012 at 12:30 AM
Arrive  05 Nov 2012 at 03:45 AM

Petersburg - Juneau
     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart  05 Nov 2012 at 04:30 AM
Arrive   05 Nov 2012 at12:30 PM

Juneau - Yakutat     ( MV Kennicott )
Depart  05 Nov 2012 at 4:30 PM
Arrive    06 Nov 2012 at 09:30 AM

Yakutat - Whittier   
  ( MV Kennicott )
Depart   06 Nov 2012 at 10:30 AM
Arrive    07 Nov 2012 at 08:30 AM

Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Bellingham WA - Whittier AK
Ferry Change in Juneau
When travelling between Bellingham & Whittier be aware that during the winter season ( November thru April) there is a ship change in Juneau for travellers headed to Whittier.
 To book or get the lowest fares online, go to
In the get Quote or Book Here section on the right on the Home page
1) Click the Return Button
2) Choose Bellingham- Juneau on the 1st line
3) Change the 2nd line to read Juneau - Whittier
 Continue on and the sailing dates & times will show on the 2nd page
 Costs will show on the 3rd page
Any questions just call 1-800 -686 -004

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