|01-31-2013, 12:46 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: san francisco
freight or ferry SF->Canada or Alaska?
So I only have two-three weeks vacation and started thinking about possibly going to Alaska. Wondering if there is a possibilty to travel by freighter or ferry to Canada or Alaska? I'm only coming up with cheesy cruises.
|01-31-2013, 02:50 PM||#2|
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: San Francisco
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|02-01-2013, 12:35 AM||#3|
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Lodi, Ca
Need 4 weeks for Grand Tour
Alaska Ferry takes 4 days wether commin or goin.
Bike $57 this is bycycle, they do not list motorcycle??
Cabin $400 outside
Only saves a couple days but I may try it sometime comming home for the scenery and rest.
Takes 7 - 8 days to ride to Whitehorse up Hwy 37 (all roads to Alaska go thru Whitehorse).
In 2010 I rode both ways to D2D in Dawson City, then went out Dempster to the Artic Circle, back to DC and over the Top of the World Hwy to Tok, south to Haines, took 2 hr ferry to Skagway and back down Hwy 37 in 17 days
Headed up for 3rd trip north to this years D2D.
See you on the road or at D2D ???
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|02-01-2013, 07:18 AM||#4|
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Kentucky-Eastern that is!
I used Alaska Ferry Adventures to assist with the Alaska Marine Hwy decisions & to buy the tickets. Not only do they sell the tics for the same price that you can get elsewhere but more importantly they can help you get the right tics w/o wasting time deciphering the schedules,etc.. They are in AK & know the state well. Don't buy a cabin unless you like to waste money-esp if you'll have a tent or at least a sleeping bag. Sleep on the aft deck on a lounge where the scenery takes place. In your time frame you could go to SE AK at the point the hwy becomes available & the take road back home or into other parts of AK then back south. You can get off at nice choices such as Juneau & Ketchican and spend good time sightseeing.
"If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges, at age 85
|02-01-2013, 06:27 PM||#5|
Alaska Born Ducatisti
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
My sig line has a thread link about riding our ferries and other ride reports if you're interested.
If you only have 2wks, it might be better to fly and rent depending on what you want to see.
Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
My Ride Reports of Alaska & The Yukon
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