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How long time wise is the ferry trip from Valdez to Whittier

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How long time wise is the ferry trip from Valdez to Whittier

Planning to travel to Valdez on our trip late July-early Aug 2013. I would like to hear some information on the ferry that leaves Valdez and goes to Whittier. At this point we plan on taking a glacier/wildlife cruise out of Valdez for a half day and maybe staying in Valdez two nights. Comments please

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1. Re: How long time wise is the ferry trip from Valdez to Whittier

I believe there are still "fast ferries" and "slow ferries" on that route. So you need to check the ferryalaska.com schedule to see which dates have which ones operating.

Going to Valdez to do a glacier/wildlife cruise could be a good idea depending on your entire itinerary though you could do a very similar cruise from Whittier.

Generally it is not worth going to Valdez (or most places in Alaska) unless you plan on at least 2 nights there.

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2. Re: How long time wise is the ferry trip from Valdez to Whittier

you'll need to check the Alaska Marine Highway web site to find the schedule for your specific travel date;

http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/

or http://akmhs.com/

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3. Re: How long time wise is the ferry trip from Valdez to Whittier

If you can get the "high speed" ferry, like the Chenega, it takes about 2 hr 45 according to the below schedule

If you get the slow ferry, like the Aurora, it takes about 5 hrs 45 min according to the below schedule

As Yescanada said, you have to put your own dates into the AK marine hwy.

Here's my July 13 search, for example:

https:/…

Edited: 9:25 am, January 14, 2013
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4. Re: How long time wise is the ferry trip from Valdez to Whittier

Last summer the fast ferry served Cordova from Whittier. The Aurora did the Whittier - Valdez run. This was their normal everyday schedule.

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