Anchorage is located in south-central Alaska and with a population of just under 300,000 is Alaska's largest city.
It is a deep seaport and welcomes cruise ships throughout the summer & barge vehicle transportation year round. Anchorage is absolutely safe for tourists (visas not required), and it is reputed to be one of the most beautiful of all the US states.
Fresh salmon, crab, halibut, rockfish, cod, clams, scallops, and oysters enable Anchorage to be a seafood lovers paradise. In addition to fresh seafood, the plentiful number of international restaurants offer Thai, Himalayan, Polynesia & German cuisine.
Fort Richardson Army Base & Elmendorf Air Force Base located in Anchorage; Fort Greeley Army Base & Fort Wainwright located in Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base located in the North Pole are just five of the nine active military bases in Alaska.
With military personal constantly on the move, the weekly barge transportation to the lower 48 is in heavy demand. Booking a barge to Washington on www.ferrytravel.com is as easy as 1-2-3.
Stay on the Home Page & use the Quote Booking engine to make a reservation or just get barge costs.
One of the biggest attractions in Anchorage is the ability to enjoy the Northern lights.
From September through to April the Northern lights put on a spectacular & memorable sight.
For the fisherman, there are 5 species of salmon in Ship Creek and the annual June fishing derby, Slam'n Salm'n, has anglers competing for the biggest catch.
Abundant wildlife, glaciers, biking, hiking & dog sledding are just a few of the other popular activities in this, the largest city of Alaska.
Anchorage is also a favorite cruise ship destination with ships arriving at the port every week all summer long.
Barges loading and unloading everything from seafood (including more than 19 million pounds of frozen salmon) to vehicles of all sizes travel every week, year-round between Anchorage and Seattle in Washington State.
This means that transporting vehicles between the Lower 48 and Alaska is never an issue.
The average time to transport a vehicle ifrom Seattle to Anchorage is 9-11 days and to barge from Anchorage to Seattle is 12 to 14 days.
Ferry costs, unlike barge costs, are based on the length & width of the vehicle - not the height.
The cost of transporting vehicles by barge is based on the length, height and width of the vehicle
The good news for those sending their vehicles south from Anchorage to Washington is that the shipping cost is substantially reduced from those vehicles being shipped north, from Seattle Washington to Anchorage.