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Address: Mile 13.5 Glacer Hwy at Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99801
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Ferry from Sitka to Juneau

Our group took the ferry from Sitka to Juneau. It was about a five hour trip but the boat was very comfortable and spacious. The scenery was great and it was an enjoyable trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
juliaknight18
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Plano, Texas

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Our group took the ferry from Sitka to Juneau. It was about a five hour trip but the boat was very comfortable and spacious. The scenery was great and it was an enjoyable trip.

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Boarded the Kennicott in Bellingham for the last leg of my journey to Juneau. The meals were well prepared and they had a nice selection. Loading the vehicles went off without a hitch. The staff is very helpful. This is not a structured cruise. There is a small movie theater. This is a cruise to meet people and see the... More 

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Toronto
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255 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our car was booked for a 7 am ferry. We were told that we HAD to line up at 5 am and wait with the car. The cars were loaded on to the ferry at 6:45; no reason whatsoever existed to make us wait for two hours in our car. The loading and unloading of vehicles was like something you... More 

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DURHAM
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This ferry is an institution by itself. I had a wonderful time and I highly recommend it. I spent 5 nights travelling from Haines, AK, to Bellingham, WA, via the Inside Passage. The scenery was spectacular. The ship is very clean and well run. There is something for every budget and need. I had a double berth cabin (one bunk... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We did not take a day trip but a longer cruise from Sitka to Bellingham. Unfortunately the ship had engine problems in the first port of call, Petersburg. The ship was not repaired for days. We were able to make alternate transportation arrangements but while we were "stranded", the crew was professional and kept us informed of the status of... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We rode the Matanuska from Haines Ak. to Prince Rupert BC Canada. It was a about 450 miles and took around 41 hours. The scenery was spectacular. The ferry stopped 7 times before arriving in Prince Rupert. You could get off the ferry at some of the stops for a limited amount of time. The dock for Juneau was about... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Despite reading numerous reviews, my husband and I really didn't know what to expect when we boarded the Columbia and Bellingham for a two day trip to Petersburg. So we were blown away at how lovely the whole trip was. Sailing on the Columbia kind of like an anti-cruise, cruise. It's non-commercial, with no hard sell, and a very manageable... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

My trip was not a day cruise but very enjoyable. I had a small (very small) stateroom that was spotlessly clean & just right for 1 person. I travel with a pet & the hours & accomodation for pet owners is great, 4 times a day you can get to the car deck to feed & visit your pet. Good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The ferry experience was good. Rooms ok with facilities. Terrible experience at the Restaurant in the Columbia though. Steak cold and another meal missing ingredients. Disinterested wait staff. Billing system a joke. The server hands you the order sheet which you take to the cashier to price up and then ask for $. My cashier overcharged $25 in error! My... More 

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Bloomfield, MI
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We took these State Ferries from Juneau to Gustavus (Glacier Bay), Back to Juneau to change for Sitka on an overnighter, back to Sitka on a high speed shorter trip. All went well. Offered comfortable seating, outside viewing, simple but tasty food, Even a TV screen for a movie. Main room in overnighter had black out curtains which were appreciated.... More 

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