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Getting Around Alaska by Ferry

Alaska Marine Highway System: Easygoing, Oceangoing

Sail point-to-point on the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and trace hundreds of miles of breathtaking coastline. The entire AMHS network is a National Scenic Byway. For you, this designation means exceptionally spectacular scenery along all the routes, and rich cultural history in the port communities.

Designed for Alaska residents and with access to dozens of Alaskan communities, the ferry system is also a good choice for independent travelers. Bring your vehicle or bicycles, and when you arrive at a port, you're ready to go. You can also change your itinerary on the fly, adding stopovers at no extra charge.

Seniors can save up to half off regular fares, depending on the season and route. Walk-on space is usually available - but vehicle spaces on most popular routes sell out in advance. As an option, consider renting cars at port destinations. There are also new, high-speed ferries available. Visit the Alaska Marine Highway System website at for details.

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