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A passenger on the MV Aurora sailing across Prince William Sound from Whittier to Valdez and back in September © Michael DeYoung Photography

Check Out our New Website

We've redesigned FerryAlaska.com to provide you with easier access to all the information you need to plan your next ferry trip. If you're ready to make a reservation, our Book a Trip link will get you underway. If you need to check schedules and fares, you'll find these under Travel Details. If you're still not quite sure where your next ferry adventure will take you, Where We Go will give some great community and trip planning ideas. Packed and ready to go? Don't forget to check the Service Notices page for the latest schedule updates and headlines. Take a look around using the menu above and let us know what you think.

Pelican from the boardwalk © Linda Carson

Pelican – Closest to the Fish

A ferry trip to the community of Pelican provides an experience unlike any other. Founded as a commercial fish processing site in 1938, Pelican's proximity to nutrient rich waters and excellent fishing earned it the title "closest to the fish." It's difficult to say what is most eye catching as you arrive in Pelican; the 22-mile fjord on which it nestles, mountains that rise 3,000 feet and border Lisianski Inlet, or the boardwalk community itself. During the summer, spend an evening in Pelican on a 4 Day Retreat from Juneau. Keep your binoculars handy during the ferry ride as you traverse one of Alaska's most active whale feeding areas.