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“Ride the "Big Blue Canoe"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of M/V Matanuska

Ranked #38 of 77 things to do in Bellingham
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Owner description: The "Blue Canoe" ferry sails from Bellingham, Washington through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage.
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ride the "Big Blue Canoe"”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited May 2014
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Boise, Idaho
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304 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“We love the Mat.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 chance, you need to travel the Alaska Marine Highway at least once. It's something special. A big shout out to Mac for having our cabin looking so good for us.

Visited May 2014
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The ferry system in winter is a treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great way to travel”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 chicken and the blackberry pie.

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