Southeast Alaska - The Inside Passage

The Southeast region includes communities from Bellingham, WA and Prince Rupert, BC, through the Inside Passage, to Yakutat. Most communities in Southeast Alaska receive year-round service with mainline vessels serving larger communities and day boats connecting to smaller communities. During the summer months, the MV Kennicott connects the regions of Southeast and South Central with sailings across the Gulf of Alaska.

Inside Passage near Wrangell Alaska © Joshua Roper

Reasons to Visit:

  • Gold Rush history
  • Rich Alaska Native culture
  • Russian history
  • Alaska's capital city
  • Wildlife & whale watching
  • Totem poles
  • Bear viewing
  • Norwegian heritage
  • Glacier exploration
  • Ample hiking & kayaking

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South Central Alaska - Alaska's Heartland

The South Central region includes communities in Prince William Sound and the Kenai Peninsula. These routes provide connections by road to Valdez, Whittier, and Homer and ferry service is provided year-round to most communities in this region. During the summer months, the MV Kennicott connects the regions of South Central and Southeast with sailings across the Gulf of Alaska and the MV Tustumena connects South Central with Southwest with sailings to Kodiak Island and out the Aleutian Chain.

Richardson Highway near Valdez © Wayde Carroll Photography

Reasons to Visit:

  • Glacier tours
  • Kayaking & rafting
  • Wildlife tours
  • Flightseeing
  • Pioneer history
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Gold panning
  • Dog mushing

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Southwest Alaska - Kodiak & The Aleutian Chain

The Southwest region includes communities from the Kodiak Island Archipelago, along the Alaska Peninsula, and all of the way out the Aleutian Chain to Dutch Harbor. Service is provided year-round to the communities of Kodiak, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions; however, harsh weather precludes ferry service in the winter to other communities of this region.

Castle Cape near Chignik © Captain Matt Wilkens

Reasons to Visit:

  • Halibut capital of the world
  • Home to TV's "Deadliest Catch"
  • Unparalleled birding
  • Rich Alaska Native culture
  • Russian explorer influence
  • World War II history
  • Volcano viewing
  • Whale watching
  • Bear viewing

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