Alaska State Ferry (Marine Highway)
Indescribable adventure awaits at every bend of Alaska's incredible coastline. Each magnificent
fjord, towering glacier, and historic waterfront town urges you to linger and
discover its wonders. Give yourself the freedom to answer this "call of
the wild" on an Alaska Marine Highway ferry, through the Inside Passage,
across the Gulf of Alaska, into Prince William Sound, and out to the Aleutians.
And in every port, there's plenty to do and see. Let the Alaska Marine Highway
provide your room and prepare your meals, or sleep in the solarium and have
a picnic. And feel free to bring along your car, RV, boat, or bicycle.
The mission of the Alaska Marine
Highway is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation of people,
goods, and vehicles among Alaska communities, Canada, and the "Lower 48,"
while providing opportunities to develop and maintain a reasonable standard
of living and high quality of life, including social, education, and health
The Alaska Marine Highway System
has been operating year-round since 1963, with regularly scheduled passenger
and vehicle service to 32 communities in Alaska, plus Bellingham, Washington,
and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. There are currently nine vessels in the
Alaska Marine Highway System fleet.
Major cities served included
Bellingham, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Prince Rupert, Sitka, Skagway,
Wrangell, Cordova, Homer, Kodiak, Seward, Valdez and Whittier. For a complete
list and more details see the Alaska
state ferry web site.