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Address: Bellingham, WA
Description: The "Blue Canoe" ferry sails from Bellingham, Washington through Alaska's...
The "Blue Canoe" ferry sails from Bellingham, Washington through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage.
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I love to ride the ferry!

Even though the ferry was running late due to weather conditions before we boarded, the captain managed to get us to our destination on time. We were able to find a quiet, low... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Beverly R
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Craig, Alaska
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Craig, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Even though the ferry was running late due to weather conditions before we boarded, the captain managed to get us to our destination on time. We were able to find a quiet, low traffic place to put out our sleeping bags. We enjoyed the towels provided for a small fee and the free showers. The food in the galley was... More 

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TN
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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Two of us took this ferry from Skagway to Juneau. We had a vehicle and purchased a cabin. Took a long time to load vehicles at our stop in Haines. The groups of four seats in the observation lounge are awkwardly placed for watching the scenery and seem more designed for yakking. (Seating on the Malaspina is better). Most of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Taking the AMHS into Southeast Alaska is a dream come true. One time and you will want to be a repeat customer! Love the Matanuska!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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187 reviews 187 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

This is out third trip on The Mat. We love the AMH , and all the ships are great, but The Mat is our favorite. The rooms ate cozy , the food is fresh and hot, the staff and crew are extremely nice and professional, and the views of the inside passage can't be beat. If you ever get the... More 

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great staff, a comfy cabin on a sparsely accommodated boat in winter. Great way to meet the locals, virtually no tourists on board at all. I just love Alaska, and watching the scenery go past on the boat is awesome. Food pretty good and surprisingly cheap on board. Love it!

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virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We set sail from Bellinham Wa and pulled into Haines on the Matanska. The seas were really rocky at times but still very enjoyable. The views were incredible. Our stateroom was perfect for the 3 nights. The only negative feedback is don't at the food from the cafeteria we found several pieces of different color hair in my daughters breaded... More 

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