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.
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