Getting Around

Experience the Alaska Marine Highway System

Founded in 1963, the Alaska Marine Highway System quickly went from one founding vessel to a fleet of three new ships, the Malaspina, Taku and Matanuska, two of which are still in service today.

The system operates a fleet of vessels covering 3,500 miles of coastline from Bellingham, WA to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. From the deck of the ferry, riders can enjoy views of Alaska’s vivid blue glaciers, snow-capped mountains, active volcanoes, majestic fjords and lush green forests. Passengers will also find ample opportunities to view wildlife such as porpoises, bald eagles, sea otters, whales and even a bear or mountain goat along the coast.

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The Southeast Alaska Tourism Council is a cooperative marketing organization whose members represent the convention and visitors bureaus of Alaska’s Inside Passage.