Ferry schedule information for all major systems operating along the Alaska, BC & Washington State coast are available on this site.
- Choose the port of interest from the red bar above
- Click on the desired ferry route from the port page
Early planning of spring / summer ferry travel along the Inside Passage is essential
Book ferry & hotel needs early
By late February / March vehicle & cabin space on both the Alaska ferry and the BC Ferry northern route ferries, is very tight: by late March /April wait-lists will have been started.
On the popular Seattle to Victoria ferry route, weekend travel is always busy but discounts are often available for ferry reservations made 7 days in advance.
Superb ferry/hotel specials using the most popular hotels in Victoria are available year-round.
Reservations for the Alaska Marine Highway ferries, BC and Seattle to Victoria ferries can be made online using the secure booking / quote engine at the right or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferries are quite literally the highway into & out of many Alaska cities - including the state capital Juneau
Alaska Marine travels north up the Inside Passage from Bellingham WA to Haines & Skagway, and southwest from Chenega Bay to Valdez and Whittier as well as through the Aleutian Islands & Alaskan Peninsula year-round
A fleet of 9 passenger/vehicle ferries and 2 passenger-only fast ferries, enables the Alaska ferry system to transport an average of 400,000 passengers and 100,000 vehicles annually
While ferries are an essential service to Alaska residents, the increasing popularity of the Marine Highway has made booking passage months in advance, an absolute necessity.
If you know your desired travel dates, book asap to avoid the disappointment of learning all space is gone
Alaska Inside Passage schedules (South East Alaska) north & southbound for ferries to Bellingham; Prince Rupert; Ketchikan; Wrangell; Petersburg; Kake; Angoon; Hoona; Sitka; Juneau; Haines and Skagway
Cross-Gulf ferry schedules(Prince William Sound) for ferries to Juneau, Whittier, Cordova & Valdez
Southwest schedules for ferries to Akutan, False Pass, Cold Bay, King Cove, Sand Point, Chignik, Kodiak, Port Lions, Seldovia, Homer Dutch Harbor
Seattle to Victoria Schedules
Operating a year-round high speed passenger-only ferry service Seattle WA to Victoria BC, Clipper sails departs Seattle daily at 8:00am and returns each evening at 5:00pm. During the summer months the clipper service increase to 3 departures from each side.
Seattle to Victoria ferry schedules: 2006 - 2007
Prince Rupert-Port Hardy Schedule
Operated by BC Ferries this popular trip (like the Alaska Inside Passage) must be booked months in advance to ensure space.
The BCF schedules for the upcoming season are available in a PDF format May 2007 - November 2007
Whittier is located on the northeast shore of the Kenai Peninsula on the west side of Prince William Sound and at the head of Passage Canal
Travellers headed north by ferry from Washington State to Anchorage, Fairbanks & Denali National Park can board an Alaska ferry in Bellingham WA or Prince Rupert BC Canada and travel across the gulf to Whittier, Homer & Valdez.
For military transfers to Fort Richardson & Fort Wainright taking the ferry from Washington to Whittier is the more popular route choice as the Bellingham WA to Haines AK ferry route involves a drive on of some 650-750 miles to the bases
Reservations for all ferries in & to Alaska must be made well in advance as the cross - gulf ferries to Whittier, Valdez & Homer sail only 2x per month so space on those ferries sells out quickly
From Whittier to Anchorage is about 75 miles by road. Note that it is important to ensure the tunnel is open so you do not find yourself searching for unplanned accommodation in Whittier.
Most Requested Whittier Info: Land - Sea - Air
Magic Bus Transportation:
Daily service to and from Whittier & Anchorage.
Alaska Railroad: Daily seasonal service mid-May to mid Sept between Whittier, Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks etc
Prince William Sound Cruises & Tours
Glacier and wildlife cruises
Major Marine Tours:
Kenai Fjords National Park; Prince William Sound Glacier; Wildlife Day Cruises