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Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska Marine Hwy

Alaska Marine Hwy

Alaska Marine Highway — Alaska is over 650,000 square miles and much of that has no road access. The primary forms of transportation in areas without roads are by air or sea, so the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway is a big part of the state’s ‘highway system.’ It is such a unique set of routes that is has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and an All American Road, the only marine route with this distinction.

With its southernmost port in Bellingham, WA, the Alaska Marine Highway extends more than 3,500 miles to Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Chain), with over 30 stops along the way. Taking a ferry is an excellent way to see a huge swath of Alaska’s coastline while visiting unique communities along the way. For scheduling & ticket info, go to: https://dot.alaska.gov/amhs/