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Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallot Congratulate Winners via Skype

Congratulation to the winners!

Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallot Congratulate Winners via Skype

Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott on May 17th, 2016 announced the names of Alaska's two new ferry vessels. They thanked Tanalian School 7th grader Malea Voran of Port Alsworth and Eagle River High School 10th grader Taylor Thompson of Eagle River for the winning entries naming the Alaska Class ferries the Tazlina and the Hubbard. According to statute, each ferry is to be christened after one of the state's 745 named glaciers. Read More

Final Draft of Vehicle and Passenger Boarding Passes

New System Live! May 1st, 2016

Final Draft of Vehicle and Passenger Boarding Passes

Starting on May 1st the Alaska Marine Highway will begin operating in our new reservations and manifest system. You may have noticed some subtle differences during the booking process in our new system and you will continue to see operational changes throughout your entire ferry trip. Please download our flyer to review a few of the following highlights that we'd like to point out in advance of your scheduled departure.

  • Boarding Passes & Vehicle Tags
  • No Boarding Pass = No Travel
  • New Embarking & Disembarking Procedures
  • New Self-Service Kiosks

We appreciate your patience during this final phase of implementation.

A flock of birds near glacier outside of Whittier Alaska

North to Alaska, with the Birds

A flock of birds near glacier outside of Whittier Alaska

Alaska is a birder's paradise with nearly 500 species of birds that either populate or pass through our great state. Starting in April the annual migration of hundreds of species of birds can be viewed as they head north to their summer feeding and nesting grounds. Regardless of which region you may be in, there's no shortage of great viewing areas. From the Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan, to the largest known breeding colonies of Aleutian Terns in Yakutat, to the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines, we have your 'life list' covered. Visit our Trip Idea pages on suggested itineraries for birding opportunities in our port communities.