Alaska Marine cross-gulf sailings between Washington and Homer commence in January 2012.
Until April 2012, the sailings from Washington to Homer and Whittier require a ship transfer in Ketchikan or in Juneau but they avoid Canada so enable access into Alaska without a passport.
For more ferry information or for ferry reservation call 1-800-686-0446 or visit www.ferrytravel.com
Inside Passage ferry travel
2011 passage on the Alaska Marine Highway - the ferry system that enables travellers to ferry with their vehicles
up the Inside Passage through Ketchican, Wrangell, Sitka,Petersberg, Juneau, Haines and finally to Skagway from Bellingham Washington, is experiencing record bookings.
Weekly ferry service to Gustavus Alaska
Commencing in 2011 the Alaska Marine ferry le Comte will provide twice weekly service Juneau to Gustavus Alaska.
The ferry to Gustavus will take between 3 -5 hrs depending on the date.
The ferry cost, one way, per person is approximately 33.00 USD
Gustavus is known as the gateway to the Glacier National Park
It is here that some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska can be enjoyed
Technical issues resulting from a hardware failure have resulted the
shutdown of the Alaska Marine ferry online reservation system.
Since 01 January 2011 ferry schedule, fare and booking information has
been unavailable from the Alaska Marine site however system officials
advise that they expect the site to be functioning prior to weeks' end
In the interim, sailing, rate and booking information is available through 1-800-686-0446
May 2011 will see the introduction of the MV Kennicott providing direct
cross-gulf servicefrom Bellingham, WA to the port of Whittier.
Whittier is approximately 60 miles south of Anchorage.
The cross-gulf ferry will stop in Ketchikan, Juneau and
Yakutat on the way to Whittier and will then continue on to
provide connecting service from Whittier to Kodiak Island
Because of inclement weather during the winter months it is important
to always call the departure terminal a few hours prior to the scheduled check-in
to confirm that there are no ferry delays or ferry cancellations.
Ferry terminal numbers
Clipper ferry: 1.800.686.0446
BC Ferry: 1.888.223.3779
Alaska ferry: 1.800.585.8445
Vehicle space of the ferry Bellingham to Alaska is tight for the balance of December 2010 and into January 2011.
This trip takes 3 days ( departing Friday, arriving Monday) but saves driving the Alcan highway which can be slow going at this time of year
For more information on the ferry schedule or to make reservations call 1-800-686-0446
Washington to Alaska Inside passage
03 December Bellingham - Haines: car space Limited
10 December Bellingham - Haines: car space Open
17 December Bellingham - Haines: car space Open
24 December Bellingham - Haines: car space Open
31 December Bellingham - Haines: car space Sold Out
X- Gulf Ferry
09 January Whittier- Juneau: car space Sold Out
Space availability changes constantly.
Call 1-800-686-0446 for updated ferry information
If planning travel to from Alaska between book early to avoid disappointment
Official schedule, cost and reservation information available at toll free 1-800-686-0446
The new Bellingham - Friday Harbor cruise includes a ferry tour through the San Juan Islands; whale watching; a 2 hr shore visit in Friday Harbor and a salmon / chicken buffet on the Friday Harbor- Bellingham return trip
A perfect Christmas gift & availble until 20 December for 71.20 per adult
(regular price is 89.00)
Call 1-800-686-0446 for more details
Travel Seattle - Victoria return on the Clipper and enjoy a 1 night stay in Victorias 4 star Hotel Grand Pacific
Enjoy 2 days visiting the shops, galleries and museums in Victoria wihile staying in a luxury hotel- all for the superb price of 230.00 per couple
Call 1-800-686-0446 to book your reservation
* Package is subject to space availability & is non refundable, non changeable
The always popular ferry service is believed to have suffered declining numbers as a direct result of the June 2010 border requirement for passports.
For years the ferry departing from the Port of Bellingham each May through September morning, carried passengers on a scenic 3 hr trip through the San Juan Islands to the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria.
With a complimentary dinner on the return trip each evening, the Bellingham-Victoria ferry trip was undoubtedly one of the best "mini vacation" values in the Northwest.
Moving forward VSJC has announced that the vessel previously used on the Bellingham-Victoria route will now serve an increased service Bellingham- Friday Harbor
Vancouver Island is served by the auto/passenger ferries from Vancouver, auto/passenger ferries from Anacortes, auto/passenger ferries from Port Angeles and passenger only Seattle ferry
For schedules & fares on every ferry systems serving the Island, go to www.ferrytravel.com or call 1-800-686-0446
Great news for travellers planning to ferry from Washington to Alaska this summer.
Commencing 07 May 2011 Alaska Marine will offer direct cross-gulf service from Bellingham to Whittier on alternate Saturdays.
The reverse ferry service, Whittier to Bellingham will commence 31 May.
Whittier is approximately 60 miles from Anchorage
Ferry schedules, fares, online reservations and general information on all Alaska ferry sailings can be found at www.ferrytravel.com or by calling 1-800-686-0446
Reservations for the 2011 cross-gulf service began at the start of October so planning & early booking is essential
The popularity of Gustavus (Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park) has resulted in easier & more frequent connections via Juneau being added by the Alaska Marine Hwy.
Weekly ferry service Juneau to Gustavus will commence May 2010.
Call 1-800-686-0446 for reservations
MV Lituya will add sailings on Wednesday, December 15th for the Annette Island School District dedication ceremony.
Additional ferry schedule information is available by calling Alaska Marine at 1-907-465-3941
Great news for travellers needing a direct ferry route from Bellingham WA to Whittier AK
May 2011 sees the start of direct ferry service between Bellingham in the Lower 48 and Whittier AK- no more having to spend a night in Ketchikan or Juneau etc before boarding the ferry across the gulf.
This year will see 2 Northbound ferries per month begining service in Bellingham and travelling straight through to provide cross-gulf service
Call 1-800-686-0446 for the lowest rates and most current Alaska ferry information
The successful defense by BC ferries that their German built Super C class vessels could not have been built in a Canadian shipyard has resulted in an import tax refund of something like 120 million for the corporation
The result of this refund will be a fare reduction commencing 22 October 2010
Providing service between Vancouver and Vancouver Island the popular Super Cs -Coastal Renaissance, Coastal Inspiration and the Coastal Celebration are the largest double-ended ferries in the world
Passports are now the basic identification document necessary for travelers ferrying between the US & Canada.
Passengers who travel on the following ferries need passports:
Prince Rupert to Alaska ferry
Seattle to Victoria ferry
Bellingham to Victoria ferry
Anacortes to Victoria ferry
Port Angeles to Victoria ferry,
or the Friday Harbor to Victoria ferry
Additional information on all US / Canadian ferry ports along the BC AK & WA coast can be found at www.ferrytravel.com
James Bay Inn - 3 Night Package Offer is based on 2 adults travelling between 01 October, 2010 thru 28 Feb, 2011
1) Ferry Seattle-Victoria round trip
2) Stay 3 nights at the Chateau Victoria incl all taxes
Total Cost 300.00 incl all taxes (subject to availability)
Call 1-800-686-0446 for reservations