Whittier's geographical location makes it the ideal gateway for freight ships, cruise lines, fishers, and recreational boaters © Wayde Carroll Photography
  • Charming and unique seaside community with a working harbor and many harbor view businesses offering Alaska seafood, distinctive gifts and spectacular view accommodations.
  • Whittier is unique in that it is accessible by train, road, and ferry.
  • Plenty of recreation options including, glacier and wildlife cruises, kayaking, hiking, fishing, shrimping, berry picking, and diving.
  • Winter opportunities include snow machining, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and hunting.
  • Visit whittieralaskachamber.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Available routes to and from Whittier Alaska

Service Area

Ferry service from Whittier to neighboring Prince William Sound communities is provided seven days per week in the summer and two to three days per week in the winter. By ferry, Whittier is five hours and forty five minutes to Valdez and six hours and forty-five minutes to Cordova. The cross-gulf route, serviced by the MV Kennicott, connects Whittier to Southeast Alaska twice per month in the summer, and with access to surface highways once you arrive in Whittier the possibilities for exploration are endless.

Whittier, Alaska © Wayde Carroll Photography

Trip Ideas

Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.