The front part of the <em>MV Tazlina</em> as it is pushed out of the assembly hall it has been constructed in © Alaska Marine Highway System

Planning a Trip?

Visitors to Alaska often have a difficult time deciding where to go. With the tallest mountains, the largest area of national parklands, the highest concentrations of glaciers and the longest stretch of coastline in the U.S., Alaska is amazingly different. It's a place of magnificence, and you can see more of it by taking the ferry. Check out Where We Go to help you narrow down where to go and what to do. You will find valuable information about each region and community along our route, information on points of interest and the many activities you can choose from as you prepare for your unforgettable experience.

Visitors enjoying the view after walking to a glacier © Joshua Roper Photography

Alaska's Amazing Glaciers

Let the Marine Highway take you to incredible glacier viewing not be missed. Visit Gustavus with Glacier Bay National Park, Valdez with access to the Columbia & Worthington Glaciers or Juneau with the Mendenhall Glacier. Many glaciers are accessible by foot, but tour operators also offer experiences for visitors of all interests and abilities. Day Cruises offer an otter's-eye view of glaciers from the sea or get a bird's-eye view on a flightseeing tour. Take a helicopter tour and land on a glacier for a hike or dog-sledding adventure. At AMHS, we feel very connected to our state's glaciers; after all, our vessels all carry the names of glaciers!

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