With 656,425 square miles of rugged wilderness, scenic beauty and abundant wildlife, Alaska's a big place! Which means traveling in Alaska presents some unique opportunities. Unlike the 'lower 48' many of our communities are not accessible by a land based road system so in many areas our primary means of travel is by air or sea. The Alaska Marine Highway makes up a large part of our 'highway system' and is a route so special it has earned the title of All American Road, the only Byway of its kind.
The Alaska Marine Highway is the perfect way to visit the communities that populate Alaska's diverse and scenic coastline that totals over 3,500 miles from our southern ports of Bellingham, WA, 90 miles north of Seattle, Prince Rupert, BC and the Inside Passage. From there our route crosses the Gulf of Alaska out along the 1,000 mile stretch of the Aleutian Chain to the Bering Sea.