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Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority

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Great ship, great crew, beautiful scenery!

Traveled as part of a group of six men. Accommodations are very nice with nice seats, excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dayton, Ohio
Great way to get to Prince of Wales

Love traveling to Ketchikan this way or back to Prince of Wales. First off, Deck Mistress Barbi-is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jan T
Craig, Alaska
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Prince of Wales Island, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are traveling with an RV of any kind - be proactive in boarding/disembarking. Our truck camper was parked too close to the side of the boat causing damage to our awning mechanics. Getting out was nerve-wracking to avoid even more damage. The men...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled as part of a group of six men. Accommodations are very nice with nice seats, excellent views and good (albeit expensive) food. Needed a bit of help and asked very friendly crew. Got a great and friendly response and then they followed up later...More

Thank BJPJ2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love traveling to Ketchikan this way or back to Prince of Wales. First off, Deck Mistress Barbi-is the best!. Professional and courteous! That lady knows POW and its people! I am always comfortable and confident when Barbi is "manning" the ropes. The gallery!!!!! the best...nothing...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I hurt my ankle and was on a scooter. Not only did someone see I got on the elevator the gave me a ride to the top when we arrived in Hollis. Great staff, good food, and just a nice experience all the way around.

Thank lisacullum101
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We traveled to and from Prince of Wales on the Inter Island Ferry. Had a wonderful trip except for a mother who couldn't manage her two small boys. One of the crew members had to finally step in to tell them to stop running and...More

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We were often a passenger on the ferry several times a year for personal & business trips and use the ferry for winter travel. The ferry provided an essential transportation year round service to and from the Prince of Wales Island. The ferry have an...More

Thank Haidacable
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Flew into Ketchikan and a quick Uber to the Inter-Island Ferry. 3 hour trip to Prince of Wales Island. Ferry leaves Hollis daily at 8:30 am and leaves Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m. Luggage cart takes your big stuff on and off the boat. Ferry also...More

1  Thank Craig L
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Most people on P.O.W must leave the island for medical attention in Ketchikan when treatment is something that needs extended services. The three-hour " cruise " is great for relaxing a bit, getting ready for an appointment. Others work in Ketchikan or go shopping or...More

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed May 30, 2017

The Inter-Island Ferry is a great ride. The café has great food. There is a children's play area. You can sit at a table to play cards with your friends. You can get a comfy seat to relax in. Or walk the deck and see...More

Thank byuknis
Reviewed March 21, 2017

The IFA offers daily service between Ketchikan & Hollis, and is the most reliable/least expensive means of travel to/from Prince of Wales Island (especially during the fall-spring months, when flying conditions can be unpredictable). They use modern, seaworthy vessels which carry both vehicles and passengers;...More

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