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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Sam Buca, Oct 19, 2006.
yeah... i signed that thing.
Chiming in with mine...
OK - I've got some questions for you well traveled Alaska Buffs or Alaska Locals. I'm having a hard time sorting out the ferry schedules. A few of us are interested in taking a ferry from somewhere around Anchorage to somewhere around Bellingham. What's the best options and how much is it gonna cost with rider and bike?
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/ will this help?
I would suggest riding your bikes to Haines or Skagway before heading south via the ferry. The "Cross Gulf" route is runs across the swells from the Gulf of Alaska... for almost three days.
To make the AMHS site a bit easier to use, don't look at the schedules. Go to the "Make Reservations" page and go from there.
Yep, most here will strongly advise only taking the ferry between Prince Rupert BC and Haines or Skagway as opposed to the Gulf trip or Bellingham, WA.
10% discount for vehicle and operator if you go into or out of Prince Rupert and operator goes for FREE if you do a round trip anywhere this summer!
A thread I started on the ridin the ferry: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306558
Whittier (near Anchorage) to Bellingham was something like five days and about $1000. Too long on the ferry. I wouldn't do it again. It's not like a cruise ship at all - very much a ferry. No shipboard amenities except for the bar.
My trip is here - https://danbrew.smugmug.com/gallery/1715563_UgmAG#P-25-15. Probably 50 or so photos of the ferry.
Thanks ak greeff, kodiakfrank, AKDuc, and danbrew - Very helpful info. You guys are the best.
Maybe we'll see ya in the Great White North.
Im planning a trip to Alaska in two years on a v strom from western mass. At the moment i'll be going solo giving myself about a month. Any suggestions for planning or mod.s on the bike, its currently stock other than guards and bags.
Sadly, somewhat, Alaska is getting to be a pretty ordinary place to visit. I don't mean that you won't see incredible things and have a great time, but it's not a complex trip to plan. Unless you're planning for Prudhoe Bay, you can literally, hop on your bike and take a credit card and nothing else and have a great trip.
The questions, though, are who are you? What kind of trip do you want? Do you want to camp?
(I like camping...!)
(and, uh, I brought a ton of stuff with me...!)
Get a copy of the Milepost and think about what you want to see. You could do a Mass to Alaska trip and back in two weeks if you really wanted to. Hell, depending upon how far into Alaska you want to go, you could do it in a week. A month would be very nice. Two months would be incredible.
If you plan it right you might see stuff like this:
You bought firewood in a box? From Yellowstone? Man the treehuggers will have your hide........Best O luck with that!
heh heh. At one point we had three full boxes of firewood in that fire. I worried that we were gonna cause another yellowstone great fire...