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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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Great workhorse of a ferry!

We rode twice on the Matanuska, from Juneau to Petersburg and then a few days later from Petersburg to Ketchikan. It was wonderful! We loved the front lounge area because the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Richland, Washington
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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We rode twice on the Matanuska, from Juneau to Petersburg and then a few days later from Petersburg to Ketchikan. It was wonderful! We loved the front lounge area because the views were incredible and yet we really couldn't see much because of the weather but we felt like we were having a great experience anyway. We rented an inside... More 

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Craig, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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Address: Bellingham, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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