. . There are currently eleven vessels in the AMHS fleet. The Alaska Marine Highway follows the same route travelled by thousands of sourdough gold seekers; the sheltered waters of the fabled "Inside Passage." The Alaska Marine Highway services 3,500 miles of Alaska's maritime coastline and provides year-round service to most of its ports.
This is why many folks consider the AMHS the 13th highway. And, while most of us consider our safe passage on black-top roads to be a basic taxpayer right of residents, the same can't be said for the Alaska Marine Highway System, despite the fact that more than 300,000 people and 100,000 vehicles rely on the ferry system annually. Vancouver Island is where the Alaska Marine Highway meets the BC Ferry system. It is an alternate route from either arriving or departing on the ferry from Bellingham, WA, that provides even more opportunities for exploration and adventure. ... Prince Rupert has service with both the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system as well as BC Ferries, and. The Alaska Marine Highway System ( www.FerryAlaska.com) is a network of ferries that connect more than 3,500 miles of Alaska's coastline. Route Juneau Gustavus Glacier Bay National Park Skagway Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Site Add another week Golden Circle and the Klondike Highway Haines Sitka.