Ferry Boats

Boat transportation is a very popular way to travel between communities in Alaska and beyond.

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Ferry Schedules

Haines offers several ferry options for those looking to arrive by sea, catering to various needs and preferences. Here are the details about the three different ferry services available:

  1. Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS):

    • Year-Round Service: The AMHS operates year-round, providing both passenger and vehicle ferry service.
    • Extensive Network: The AMHS connects Haines to various communities across Alaska and also offers routes to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, and Bellingham, Washington, USA.
    • Versatility: This service is suitable for travelers who want to bring their vehicles along, making it convenient for exploring Haines and the surrounding areas at their own pace.
  2. Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry (HSFF):

    • Summer Passenger Service: The HSFF is available during the summer months and offers passenger service between Haines and Skagway, two charming towns in Southeast Alaska.
    • Scenic Journey: It provides a quick and scenic way to travel between these two destinations without the need for a vehicle, allowing passengers to enjoy the breathtaking coastal landscapes.
  3. Alaska Fjordlines:

    • Whale Watching and Sightseeing Tours: Alaska Fjordlines offers not only passenger service between Haines, Skagway, and Juneau but also special tours like whale watching and sightseeing tours.
    • A Unique Experience: This service is an excellent option for travelers looking to combine their ferry journey with memorable wildlife and nature experiences.

These ferry options provide a range of choices for those traveling to or from Haines, making it accessible from various destinations and offering diverse experiences along the way. Whether you prefer year-round travel with a vehicle, a summer adventure on a passenger ferry, or unique tours with wildlife encounters, Haines has the means to accommodate your transportation needs.

Alaska Marine Highway

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been operating year-round since 1963, with regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service to 33 communities in Alaska, plus Bellingham, Washington, and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. There are currently eleven vessels in the AMHS fleet, additional ferries...

Haines Skagway Fast Ferry

The trip takes only 45 breathtaking minutes between the two beautiful Alaska towns of Haines and Skagway. Our safe and reliable service, accessible docks and multiple departures throughout the day make it an easy way to explore these quaint, fun-filled Alaska towns separated by 350 miles of road.

Alaska Fjordlines

Fjord Express to Juneau, A family owned and operated business with over 30 years experience that offers a spectacular day cruise package to Juneau, one-way transportation or an overnight excursion. The Fjord Express is a sleek, 65′, high speed, passenger catamaran that travels between Skagway,...


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About Haines

The history and culture of Haines is truly fascinating. From the Dalton Trail and Historic Fort Seward to the Presbyterian mission that founded the townsite of Haines, if you’re a history buff the past comes alive at the Sheldon Museum...