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Old 12-07-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
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Question Ferries to/from Alaska

Does anybody has info. on direct ferries from the Washington State area to Alaska and back without disembarking in Canada? Schedulles, prices, acomodations...
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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The Alaska Marine Highway is what you're after. They leave Bellingham WA, and run up to Skagway, with numerous stops on the way. You don't have to get off the ship if you don't want to. You can find out all this stuff at www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/ . Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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just say no to Canada

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Does anybody has info. on direct ferries from the Washington State area to Alaska and back without disembarking in Canada? Schedulles, prices, acomodations...
Do we have a problem getting through customs? Don't worry, you'll fit right in once you get to Alaska

Be sure to put fresh knobbies on before the rough ferry ride

RDJeff's reply was perfect, but once you get off the ferry in Skagway or Haines you still have to go through Canadian customs, IF that is really a problem. I know that can be a problem if one has a DUI.
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:14 PM   #4
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Do we have a problem getting through customs? Don't worry, you'll fit right in once you get to Alaska

Be sure to put fresh knobbies on before the rough ferry ride

RDJeff's reply was perfect, but once you get off the ferry in Skagway or Haines you still have to go through Canadian customs, IF that is really a problem. I know that can be a problem if one has a DUI.

Nah!, the thing is that Canada requires citizens from my country of origin to apply for a visa at the Canadian Consulate in the respective country.

I don't have plans to go to my country in the near future, so I won't be able to apply for the visa.

Maybe Alaska will have to wait until I have the visa
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:38 PM   #5
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Alaska

In the summer there are usually some good deals on NWA from Minneapolis to Anchorage. Fly in and rent a BMW.........from me!!
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:52 AM   #6
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I checked the ferry website, and they do run a twice monthly ferry from Juneau to Seward and Valdez. That would save you a border crossing.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:18 PM   #7
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I checked the ferry website, and they do run a twice monthly ferry from Juneau to Seward and Valdez. That would save you a border crossing.
Yes, but I need to depart from somewhere on the Pacific Coast of Washington State, Oregon or California.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:54 PM   #8
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Yep, Bellingham to Juneau, then to Valdez, then Seward.
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:32 PM   #9
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Ferry Info

Seattle and Port Angeles, WA are ferry stops. Settle being the likely direct ferry to Alaska. Port Angeles ferries go to Vancouver Island, BC. and Seattle.
Missing British Columbia is missing 50% of the adventure.
Can't you reschedule this until you have your visa? It's winter now!
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:37 PM   #10
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The post above is incorrect. There are no ferries to Alaska from Seattle. The only vehicle ferries from Seattle cross Puget Sound only. There are ferries from Anacortes and Port Angeles, Washington that go to Vancouver Island. The only ferry from Continental US to Alaska departs from Bellingham.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:56 PM   #11
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Can't you throw a rock from Bellingham to Seattle??
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:32 PM   #12
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Can't you throw a rock from Bellingham to Seattle??
If you crossed Pedro Martinez with the Jolly Green Giant, maybe. It's an hour and a half to two hours drive time to Bellingham sans traffic.
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:17 PM   #13
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If'n your headed to Bellingham, don't miss a quick side trip along Chuckanut drive.

I'm 1/2 way between Seattle and Bellingham. If you need a tour guide, drinking companion, emergency help or a couch - gimme a shout out.

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Old 12-09-2004, 09:31 PM   #14
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Nah!, the thing is that Canada requires citizens from my country of origin to apply for a visa at the Canadian Consulate in the respective country.

I don't have plans to go to my country in the near future, so I won't be able to apply for the visa.

Maybe Alaska will have to wait until I have the visa
You can usually get apply for a visa online. There wasn't a charge for the last one I got and it took 10 minutes. (I did it at an airport, something about not letting me on the plane without one) Call Canada and ask for online visa application. Barb
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http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/schedres/tariffs/fws0405fares.htm

heres a link to ferry rates from Bellingham Washington
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