Travel by Ferry For A Fabulous, Unique Way To Explore Alaska

When you are traveling in the 656,425 square miles of rugged wilderness in Alaska, roads only go to a tiny portion of the places you want to be. Aside from the highways that run from Deadhorse in the North to Homer on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, most of Alaska is off the road system. The forest and tundra of mainland Alaska is usually traversed by small planes, riverboats, snow machines and four wheelers. In most of southern Alaska, the ocean is a part of the terrain and a boat is practically necessary to get around.

Luckily, the Alaska Marine Highway System is at the ready to take you where you need to get in style, comfort and ease. Take the ferry for a unique way to explore and soar past glaciers and mountains with the cool wind in your hair.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

If you like to travel, check out 10 Places In Alaska You Must See Before You Die. Or you might like There’s A Tiny Town In Alaska Completely Surrounded By Breathtaking Natural Beauty.

Have you taken the ferry? Do you use it all the time? Tell us about it in the comments below.