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Old 05-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #136
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I think there's always room for a walk on.

Since adult passenger fare is $547 one way, you may wanna think about a cheaper air fare.

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #137
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Ouch. Yeah thats more pricey than SEA-ANC on Alaska.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #138
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I might think about mailing my pistol before I cross into Canada to avoid the steep cost of the ferry. I still have plenty of time to make a solid plan. Thanks for the great info.

Sent from my rotary dial phone.

my bad :palmslapforehead

can"t mail a handgun
post orifice won't do handguns

try contacting an FFL in AK ... then you could send to them as per their instructions
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #139
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I heading out of Florida on 7/28, just over a week from now. Going to ride the whole way if Canada allows me entry, if not, i'll have to make the ferry on August 4 from Bellingham to Whittier. Hope to see some other inmates while I'm up there.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #140
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We are going this Thursday from Haines to Prince Rupert cost us around 750 for two bikes and us.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #141
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #142
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I did this trip years ago and one hint if you use a bank of Alaska atm NEVER PRESS Balance. At least in my case the ATM in the Juneau bank of ALaska that took the card. 4 Days of smashing my head into a wall to get it back. I would have being hitting the glass windows in the bank but someone had broken them all the day before. IT was a great trip. Get places, even still have 3 or 4 flower power hippy commune left up there.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:42 AM   #143
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Nice blue sky in Juneau, just spent a week there and did not see that.

$5.00 service fees to get money out of the Wells Fargo bank machine, Yikes !!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:25 AM   #144
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I think there's always room for a walk on.

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Hey Mark

Greetings from Down Under. My wife and I are planning on heading up your way mid-2013.

I just found this thread tonight and will work my way through it tomorrow night...

Might PM you and ask a few questions after that.

Cheers

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Old 05-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #145
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An old but worthy thread.

Since folks are starting to make their way up thought I'd bring it ttt.

Looking forward to meeting some of you somewhere up here in the "Last Frontier."

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #146
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Hey Mark

Greetings from Down Under. My wife and I are planning on heading up your way mid-2013.

I just found this thread tonight and will work my way through it tomorrow night...

Might PM you and ask a few questions after that.

Cheers

Johnny, Wellington NZ
How is your planning going? We will be a 3 Aussie and one handgun toting American traveling up to arctic circle late July or early August.

We have 4 weeks total from Nebraska and back again. Looks like we need the ferry to make the trip doable.

Not sure about on and off points.

Complications.

2 bikes. KTM 990 and a random bike. bandit 1200 now or hopefully something more dirt oriented.
F150 pickup.
2 Labradors that will be in kennel or able to be kennel led on pickup.

Handgun..... Maybe not. Didn't know the Canadians get fussy about these. Must be similar to Australia where a license to kill is a bit more difficult. Can't believe the Glock 50 round magazines you can get here....different crazy story.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #147
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2 bikes. KTM 990 and a random bike. bandit 1200 now or hopefully something more dirt oriented.
F150 pickup.
2 Labradors that will be in kennel or able to be kennel led on pickup.
Best try to get the reservations for the pickup asap especially for the return trip in Aug as many are departing Alaska at that time.

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #148
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One question to you guys. I am planning an Alaska trip towards the first of August. I am charting out my route plan, and I want to do the ferry on the way back since all my friends who went on cruises was raving about how awesome it is. The state website is somewhat difficult to navigate, and from what I see the trip from Whittier to Prince Rupert takes 5 days, and 800 bucks for the bike and me? That's a lot of time, and money.

I am trying to travel somewhat cheap, but then I know that I won't probably make this trip again in my life. Which ferry would you suggest for me that gives me a taste of what it's like, but still won't end up taking much time. I'd prefer if it didn't cost a bomb, but my main concern is that I don't have enough vacation to cruise around for 5 days when the road probably cuts it down to 3 days. My eventual destination is Seattle, so anywhere on the west coast would be sweet. I was also planning on doing the Alaska Ave on the way back, so I am looking for a destination on South East Alaska or Northern BC. I am planning to reach Deadhorse before I embark on the cruise, so I'll have to stop around Fairbanks on the way back. I guess with that in place, I could do any of the starting points in the Cross Gulf route.

Thanks for any insight you guys have, I've poured through 5-6 pages of this thread and I am not any more wiser. Maybe that's just how I am in general
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #149
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I am trying to travel somewhat cheap, but then I know that I won't probably make this trip again in my life. Which ferry would you suggest for me that gives me a taste of what it's like, but still won't end up taking much time. I'd prefer if it didn't cost a bomb, but my main concern is that I don't have enough vacation to cruise around for 5 days when the road probably cuts it down to 3 days. My eventual destination is Seattle, so anywhere on the west coast would be sweet. I was also planning on doing the Alaska Ave on the way back, so I am looking for a destination on Southeast Alaska or Northern BC.
I recommend foregoing the cross gulf sailing and riding down to Haines, AK and taking any of the number of ferries down to Prince Rupert BC. Great roads and you save a lot of time and money.

I just edited my original post to convey this message to others at the start of this thread.

Remember, Aug is getting late for AK so bring warm clothes and good raingear.

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #150
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I recommend foregoing the cross gulf sailing and riding down to Haines, AK and taking any of the number of ferries down to Prince Rupert BC. Great roads and you save a lot of time and money.

I just edited my original post to convey this message to others at the start of this thread.

Remember, Aug is getting late for AK so bring warm clothes and good raingear.

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
Thanks AKDuc, that helps a lot . I did a quick search, and there is a direct ferry that takes less than 2 days. And for 370 bucks, that leaves me with plenty of gas money. I wish I could make it sooner, but I am stuck with work till then. Plus, it really isn't an adventure if it's all blue skies and nice weather
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