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cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

my sister and I are travelling to canada in August 2010 we are looking for cheap ferry trip from vancouver to alaska. we do not want the cruise ship as our budget is small. we want to get off at places and stay overnight. any suggestions? thanks for information crows97

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1. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

Ferry is from Bellingham USA, 60km south of Vancouver. Google Alaska Ferry. If you are beginning in Vancouver the train runs from Vancouver to Bellingham. Google Amtrak. The ferry is close o the train station.

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2. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

Unfortunately there really isn't such thing as a cheap boat ride to Alaska from Vancouver. It's going to cost you hundreds of dollars.

The cruise ships are the only direct boats that go from Vancouver to Alaska - there is no ferry service from Vancouver to Alaska.

In order to take advantage of non-cruise ships to Alaska, you'll have to either travel south to Bellingham and hop on the Alaska ferry, or you'd have to fly (or drive, or whatever) to Prince Rupert along BC's north coast, and then hop on the Alaska ferry to whatever communities in Alaska you hope to visit.

This site will give you more detailed info:

http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/index.shtml

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3. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

Hi Crow97,

Also I would add... that you should take a look at GOOGLE MAPS... the distance from Vancouver to Alaska is HUGE... from Vancouver to Juneau at the southend of the state is 1253 Kms (779 Miles)... Vancouver to Anchorage is 2139 Kms (1329 Miles). By looking at a map, you'll see that unlike other parts of the world, Canada and the North are extreme wilderness with no towns of cities to speak of for a great portion of this route along the shoreline... and where there are any, there are no roads out. We are talking true wilderness.

Generally speaking as a tourist, your only options for getting up to Alaska are the cruise ships or to fly in... and as you have noted both are expensive options.

BC-ROBYN is right on the mark as to the Bellingham Ferry... it really isn't a cheap option when you take into account the time, getting to a port (flying into Prince Rupert is an option), or even the cost of the whole trip... ferry passage, meals and accommodations on board etc.

Sorry I don't have better news,

Cheers!

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4. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

<<we want to get off at places and stay overnight.>>

Not possible as you will soon find out.

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5. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

Hi Alegre Vancouver BC, Bc Robyn, Wine-4-2, Sam Samon,

Thank you all for your informative replies.

You have given us a great start.

Will look up the websites and do some more informative planning.

Again thanks, Crows97

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6. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

Hi Alegre Vancouver BC, BC Robyn, Wine-4-2, Sam Samon,

Sorry I may have hit the wrong key, so I"m not sure if the message of thanks has been sent before.

Just wanted to thank you all for your informative replies.

You have given us a start for our planning.

Thanks for the websites.

Again thank you all

Crow97

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7. Re: cheap boat trip vancouver to alaska

as others have said Alaska Ferries out of Bellingham WA or Prince Rupert...you can sleep on deck with a tent:

http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/index.shtml

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