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What ferry lines to AK run in October-December?

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What ferry lines to AK run in October-December?

From my research, it seems like a lot of them shut down at the end of September. Are there any that are still heading to AK in the winter months?

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1. Re: What ferry lines to AK run in October-December?

Not that I know of No-it's a cold dark rough ocean in those months and not safe travelling at all.

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2. Re: What ferry lines to AK run in October-December?

The only ferry to Alaska is the Alaska Marine Highway System and their fall /winter schedule is not out yet. They have a weekly Bellingham WA to Juneau AK sailing in the winter

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3. Re: What ferry lines to AK run in October-December?

There is only one ferry the Alaska Marine Highways System. http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/ The latter will have the ferry stops and schedule. From PR it only shows 1 sailing a week for last Nov 2016.

The big question would be how are you getting to Prince Rupert? the only ferry from the south going to Prince Rupert starts in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. www.bcferries.com

There are flights to Prince Rupert from Vancouver and you really do not want to drive from the south to Prince Rupert after Nov.01 unless you have lots of winter driving experience and a Plan B. - BC requires winter tires after Oct 01.

Those ferries are not anywhere like a cruise ship.

Edited: 7:38 pm, May 21, 2017
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4. Re: What ferry lines to AK run in October-December?

If you are starting in Vancouver and want to catch the Alaska Marine Highway, your best bet would be to head south to Bellingham, WA. There are easy bus and train options between Vancouver and Bellingham and the Bellingham Amtrak station is literally yards from the Alaska Marine Highway dock.

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