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M/V Matanuska

Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #21 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Outdoors
Owner description: The "Blue Canoe" ferry sails from Bellingham, Washington through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage.
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Outdoors
Owner description: The "Blue Canoe" ferry sails from Bellingham, Washington through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage.
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TN
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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Petersburg, Alaska
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122 reviews 122 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

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
33 helpful votes 33 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

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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