The mission of the Alaska Marine Highway System is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation of people, goods, and vehicles among Alaska communities, Canada, and the "Lower 48," while providing opportunities to develop and maintain a reasonable standard of living and high quality of life, including social, education, and health needs.

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been operating year-round since 1963, with regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service to 33 communities in Alaska, plus Bellingham, Washington, and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. There are currently eleven vessels in the AMHS fleet, additional ferries have been planned.

During the past ten years the Alaska Marine Highway System has carried an average of 312,000 passengers and 98,000 vehicles per year.

View Our Welcome Aboard Video

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Watch our welcome aboard video to learn more about travel aboard Alaska Marine Highway ferries.