Getting Here by Sea

Technically, the only way to get to Ketchikan is by sea. We are located on Revillagigedo Island, which is a five-minute ferry ride from our international airport.

Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS)

Ferries connect Ketchikan with the lower 48 states, and Canada to the rest of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Convenient connections are available to Metlakatla, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway with regular service to south central Alaska via Whittier. Note: Ferries can accommodate vehicles of any shape or size, including SUVs, motorcycles, and kayaks.

Inter-Island Ferry Service

The Inter-Island ferry service operates daily service to and from Prince of Wales Island. And the terminal located in Hollis provides access to other communities via the Prince of Wales road system.

Private Vessels

Ketchikan has plenty of moorage for visiting yachts and private boaters and can provide any needed marine services including fuel, supplies and repair services as well as a shipyard capable of hauling out most sizes of vessels.

Cruise Lines and Ferries

If you’ve ever dreamed about cruising through Alaska’s famous Inside Passage, there are many companies to choose from: Alaskan Dream Cruises, American Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Hapag-Lloyd, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, Silver Seas and Un-Cruise Adventures.  

For more information on cruising to Ketchikan, contact the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau at 1-800-770-3300.

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  1. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara & Silversea Cruises.

  2. Alaska Marine Highway

    See more of Alaska aboard the ferry. With convenient year-round service and weekly sailings from Bellingham, WA and Prince Rupert, BC; walk on or drive a car and explore more than 30 coastal communities. Visit us online for routes, videos and more.

  3. Holland America Line

    Why sail with us? Carefully crafted itineraries. Exciting destinations. Spacious and elegant ships. Unmatched hospitality. We’ve been showing guests the globe’s treasures for 150 years. It’s time to show you. Join us for an unforgettable experience.

  4. Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority

    Are you looking for a way to travel between Ketchikan and Hollis, Alaska? Look no further than the Inter-Island Ferry Authority! Our passenger and vehicle service runs year-round and a 36-mile, one-way ferry route, each sailing taking three hours.

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