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’
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
Rough Seas & Heavy winds cause ferry cancellations
19 December, 2012
LeConte sailings for Wednesday, December 19 have been canceled due to 11' seas,
storm force winds & heavy, freezing spray in Northern
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.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 www.ferrytravel.com or by calling 1-800-686-0446
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
SEATTLE FERRY-HOTEL SPECIAL
Ferry + 2 Seattle Hotel Nights + all Taxes
Holiday Inn Express $149
Warwick Hotel $158
Crowne Plaza $166
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 book2 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!
2013 Alaska Ferry Schedules
Summer schedules for the ferries to, from and around Alaska are now available on www.ferrytravel.com
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.
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
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 www.ferrytravel.com
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
Prince Rupert - Port Hardy Ferries
The BC Ferry Inside Passage schedules /fares for 2013 summer sailings between Prince Rupert & Port Hardy are expected to be released in mid October
To book /plan early & ensure lowest fares visit www.ferrytravel.com or call 1-800-686-0446
Alaska Marine Sailing Cancellations: 27 September 2012
FVF Chenega : Thurs, Sep 27th, 2012 sailing has been canceled due to high wind & seas in Prince William Sound.
For more information please contact the Juneau office at 1-907-465-3941 Ferry costs between Washington & Alaska are not expected to rise for Summer 2013 travel.
As has been true for the last 4 years between Bellingham WA & Haines AK
- vehicles ferry fares (under 15') are expected to cost 797.00
- adult passenger ferry fares are expected to cost 353.00
- a private 2 bed cabin on the ferry(window, sink shower, toilet) is expected to cost 393.00
For complete information call 1-800-686-0446
Summer 2013 Sailings to be posted mid October 2112
Ferry schedules, sailing times & costs for May thru September 2013 ferry travel will be available for booking /planning at www.ferrytravel.com in mid October
Plan & book early to avoid disappointment if travelling with an RV / truck trailer combination or if wanting a cabin
For more info call toll free 1-800-686-0446
Alaska Marine Sailing Cancellation: 25 September 2012
FVF Chenega : Tues, Sep 25th, 2012 sailing canceled due to high wind & seas in Prince William Sound.
For more information please contact the Juneau office at 1-907-465-3941
31 Aug 2012 High Winds Cause Sailing Cancellation
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.
Bellingham WA- Prince Rupert BC : 1 Ferry Sailing Only
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
08 June 2012
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
Double Dip Discount on Alaska Ferries: Nov 2012 - March 2013
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
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 !!