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Alaska Marine Highway System - Day Cruises

Mile 13.5 Glacer Hwy at Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-3941
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Farmington, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We just had a great time riding the Matanuska from Prince Rupert to Juneau. It was simple to go thru customs and our berth was more than adequate and very comfortable. Food was good and plentiful We would certainly travel this way again when visiting Alaska.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the Taku from Prince Rupert to Ketchikan. This is my 4th time on AMH. They say you need to be there 3 hours before sailing and while we were there 3 hours early I don't think it is necessary. Going through the US customs checkpoint was more intensive than any other time crossing back into the US. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After reading an excerpt in a travel book about the marine ferry system in Alaska, my husband and I determined to experience Alaska in that way. After a couple of plane changes, from Connecticut, we flew in to Ketchikan and stayed there a few days. Then we boarded the M/V Taku for our first ferry trip ending in Sitka. It... More

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm not sure which ferries we were on, but we traveled from Haines to Juneau, AK in early June of 2014 and returned to Haines from Juneau 5 days later. The first ferry from Haines to Juneau (a 4 hr. trip) was much larger and had cabins as well as a full service kitchen. The food was very good and... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the MV Columbia up from Bellingham to Juneau, and would like to echo the positive experiences that others have shared. Here's what you won't get: 1) Photographers constantly taking pictures and trying to sell them to you. For that matter, nobody tries to sell you anything. 2) mints on your pillow at night or gourmet food. 3) Shows,... More

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Ketchikan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love to travel the Alaska Marine Highway. We had a 4 birth with sitting area. Ate in the dining room for dinner and was very good food and service. Even though it rained most of the time we had fun.

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Beaverton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We left from Prince Rupert, got a berth and enjoyed every minute of the fabulous scenery! Reasonably priced.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Good ship - if Captain Rudy onboard - the best :) good Alaskan beer in the Bar - if Mary bartender - the Best :) if goes directly from Skagway to Pr Rup - the best combination :) do not forget to eat - seafood salad or clam chowder or beef/chili con carne uhmm do not forget to pay visit... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Took the Ferry from Juneau to Haines (The dock in Skagway had sunk!). Great scenery, good chow. See the same stuff as the spending cruise ships, but for only a fraction! Lots of seating options for a great morning cruise.

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Petersburg, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We love the ferry system in Alaska. The boats are well-maintained and clean, the crew and staff is very professional and helpful. The amenities vary from ship to ship, but they are very nice. The food and drinks are also first rate, if a little pricey(especially alcohol). We have been on 5 different ships and we thoroughly enjoyed them all.

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