OK. Technically, it’s the Alaska Marine Highway. I call it “the ferry” though. Other friends of mine who live along the ferry route call it “The Blue Canoe”. My friend Marion Owen at Galley Gourmet in Kodiak took this picture of the m/v Tustumena sailing by her home last April.
Here’s a round-up of several specials now available on Alaska’s Marine Highway:
a. Driver goes free. Yep. Unlike the cruise ships which sail up from Seattle, the ferry can actually take your car or RV. And the driver goes free when you sail on a round-trip itinerary. This special is available all summer, until Sept. 30. Now, you can make your reservations online!
b. The “See Alaska Pass” allows travelers in Southeast Alaska to save up to 25 percent! This plan is perfect for walk-on passengers who want to visit Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway or Haines. You have to start or end your trip in Prince Rupert, BC, Haines or Skagway. The pass costs $160. Here’s a view from Mt. Roberts in Juneau. We drove to Haines and then took the ferry to Juneau.
More specials all summer long. Visit the website to learn about the 30 percent discount to Pelican from Juneau–and about the “Golden Circle” route through Haines and Skagway.
Once you ride the ferry, you’ll see why Alaska’s Marine Highway was designated an “All American Road”. Don’t miss it!
Call toll-free (800) 642-0066 to make your reservations today on these special offers. Or, visit the ferry system online at www.ferryalaska.com .
Here’s a shot in January sailing on the m/v Le Conte between Sitka and Juneau.
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