FVF Chenega will not sail to Whittier Friday, August 31 due to high wind and seas.
Chenega will sail round-trip from Cordova to Valdez with a 7:30am departure from Cordova.
A 3:30pm departure from Valdez returning to Cordova has been scheduled to allow eastbound passengers ample time to drive to Valdez.
Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) staff is contacting affected passengers; for more information, please contact AMHS central reservations office at 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.
Act fast to ensure space on the 2013 repositioning cruise Bellingham - Prince Rupert
Get your passports in order & book online at www.ferrytravel.com to secure space on this fabulous sailing on the up the Inside Passage from Bellingham to Prince Rupert
Departing Bellingaham WA on 29 March 2013 Only
Arriving in Prince Rupert BC on 02 April 2013
Ferry passengers traveling Haines to Skagway with ultimate destinations in the Yukon Territory should be aware that several washouts and mudslides have caused road closures.
Sections of the Alaska and Klondike Highways are currently closed and there is no access from Skagway into the Yukon at this time.
More information and updates:
www.511.Alaska.gov or www.511yukon.ca
Between 01 Nov 2012 through & inclusive of 31 Mar 2013, full fare adults, children & vehicles doing “mirror image” round trips will enjoy a 30% discount.
(A "mirror image" round-trip is when a traveler departs from port A and travels to port B, then returns from port B to port A).
Note that cabins, food and other items are not discounted.
This special means that when travelling with a vehicle between 01 Nov 2012 and 31 Mar 2013, not only is there a 30% discount as described above but the driver also travels free (Oct thru April)
A double dip discount !!
Alaska ferry reservations for October 2012 through April 2013 are now available for booking online
Between October 2012 & April 2013 all vehicle drivers to, from and in Alaska, will travel free
Note that when booking (www.ferrytravel.com) all discounts will be automatically applied and the lowest price delivered.
As of Friday, June 1, 2012 - Ports of call having no scheduled traffic in or out on any particular day, will be cancelled.
Scheduled traffic is defined as a reservation in place 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure time from the port in question.
In 2011 the Alaska ferries made 10 port calls where there was no traffic boarding or disembarking the ship. The new policy is designed to manage efficiencies
Take advantage of the Best Price Guarantee on Ferry/Victoria hotel packages.
All packages include:
Round-trip passage Seattle - Victoria for 2 adults
1 or more hotel nights in Victoria
all applicable taxes
Packages are in US funds and are based on double occupancy
(Some restrictions may apply)
Ferry/hotel packages include most downtown hotels in Victoria:
- Fairmont Empress
- Hotel Grand Pacific
- Inn at Laurel Point
- Harbour Towers
- Oswego Suites
- Royal Scott
- Chateau Victoria
For more hotels or to book, call 1-800-686-0446
MV Taku has canceled the revised schedule for today; Tuesday, January 24th due to ongoing mechanical issues.
MV Taku is expected to depart Juneau as scheduled on Thursday, January 26th pending completion of repairs.
Mechanical problems have caused cancellation of the FVF Fairweather to Whittier Sunday, January 22nd
An additional Whittier sailing has been added on Monday, January 23rd to accommodate the traffic backlog.
(update provided by amhs 21 Jan at 15:15h)
29 January 2012:
MV Matanuska will now depart Haines Sunday 29 Jan at 11:15
to accommodate the Haines basketball team connecting from the Inter-Island Ferry
02 February 2012:
FVF Fairweather will add a stop in Valdez on Thursday, February 2nd to accommodate the Ice Worm Festival in Cordova.
28 February 2012
MV Lituya will add a sailing on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to accommodate the 3A/4A basketball tournament in Ketchikan.
21 March 2012
MV Lituya will add a sailing on Wednesday, March 21st to accommodate students traveling to the Junior High School Music Fest in Metlakatla.
25 March 2012
MV Lituya will depart early on Sunday, March 25th to accommodate students traveling home from the Junior High School Music Fest in Metlakatla.
MV LeConte Sailings Cancelled on:
24 January 2012 Juneau-Haines Cancelled
(equipment maintenance and testing)
FVF Fairweather Sailings Cancelled on:
21 January 2012 Cordova to Whittier
21 January 2010 Whittier to Cordova
A 30% discount is auto applied for full fare adults, children and vehicles on “mirror image” round trips when booked through www.ferrytravel.com
Offer valid for travel November 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012
- round-trip ferry for 2 adults between Seattle & Victoria
- 1 night hotel stay for 2 adults in Victoria
- all applicable taxes
All packages are charged in USD & are subject to change &availability
*Note a fuel surcharge will be added to all packages
Enjoy 2 Days + 1 Night in Victoria BC
May & June 2012 packages start from 133.00 pp/do
July-Aug 2012 packages start at from $157.50 pp/do
September 2012 packages start at 150.50 pp/do
Enhance your trip by adding additional nights; Butchart Gardens; high tea or whale watching
For more information call 1-800-686-0446
All Sailings for Sunday, December 11, 2011 on the Alaska ferry MV Fairweather have been canceled due to high wind and seas in Prince William Sound.
For more information, please contact an Alaska terminal at 1-800-642-0066.
Book & travel by February 29th and receive round-trip ferry transportation + a one night stay at Victoria's Hotel Grand Pacific for only $116 pp/do.
Price includes taxes and children under 11yrs are free!
Restrictions can apply so call 1-800-686-0446
Ferries scheduled to sail Homer and Seldovia on Tuesday, November 22nd have been canceled due to high seas and poor weather conditions
For more information and further cancellation updates, please contact AMHS at 907-465-3941
Kodiak AK to Port Lions AK
Monday, November 21st:
Sailings between Kodiak & Port Lions AK have been cancelled due to poor weather
Replacement service to Port Lions AK has been scheduled 23 November 2011
For more information on cancelled sailings please call 907-465-3941
Service between Cordova Alaska and Valdez Alaska resumed Saturday 19 November after the side berth was examined and tested by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities engineers
Ferry schedules can be found at www.ferrytravel.com
Ferries depart from Bellingham WA to Alaska every Friday year round.
The most popular ferry route to Anchorage or Fairbanks Alaska is from Bellingham WA to Haines Alaska.
The ferry makes stops in Ketchikan, in Wrangell, Sitka, Petersburg and Juneau before arriving in Haines Alaska
From Haines the driving distance to Anchorage is approximately 650 miles
There are no ferries between Washington and Anchorage or Washington and Fairbanks.
If one does not have a passport they can ferry from Bellingham to Ketchican, transfer ships and travel Ketchican to Whittier. This avoids the Canadian border and Whittier is a 2 hr drive from Anchorage
The ferries to Whittier commence service in January 2012.