Fall may be coming to a close, but that should not stop you from planning an exciting trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth. Perhaps the best way to see Southeast Alaska is to ride the Alaska Ferries. The Alaska Marine Highway System, otherwise known as the AMHS, provides epic views and authentic Alaskan experiences.
The Alaska Ferries routes can stretch an astounding 3,500 miles of coastline providing service to over 30 communities that reach from Bellingham, WA to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Chain. The Southeast Alaska route includes communities from Bellingham, WA, Prince Rupert, BC, through the Inside Passage, to Yakutat.
When you are not sailing around on the Alaska Ferries, you can explore all the pleasures that downtown Juneau has to offer. Take a shopping trip or have a lovely meal and a fine glass of wine. After your explorations have come to a close, you are assured to be pampered while staying in our luxurious Inn located in the perfect location in downtown Juneau.
Our lovely Silverbow Inn Hotel and Suites has ample room, with multiple exceptional guest rooms to rest and relax. Our hotel is the perfect spot to set out for all of your Juneau adventures. Book your stay with us today!
Come Ride the Alaska Ferries
Most of the communities in the Southeast region on the Alaska Ferries route provide year-round service. Larger vessels are reserved for the larger communities, while day boats are reserved for smaller communities.
One of the amenities you may find on your ferry is a private cabin. In these cabins, you will find a sleeping and resting space and many have complete bathroom facilities, including showers. You will also find that most vessels serve up delicious Alaskan seafood, salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages throughout the day, creating a comfortable and pleasurable ride wherever your destination takes you.
There are many different communities to explore riding the Southeast Alaska Ferries. Taking a ferry from Juneau to Haines takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. Once you arrive in Haines, a popular spot to seek out is Kroschel Films Wildlife Center. Kroschel Films Wildlife Center gives people the opportunity for up-close and personal experiences with over 15 species of Alaskan wildlife. Some of the spectacular species you will be in contact with include: Grizzly bears, wolves, moose, lynxes, foxes, reindeers, porcupines, snowy owls, wolverines, and more! There are plenty of opportunities to photo capture your favorite moments at the wildlife center.
Another popular location to visit is the Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve. The Preserve was created in 1982 and consists of 48,000 acres of river bottomland of the Chilkat, Kleheni, and Tsirku Rivers. This preserve has one of the world’s largest concentrations of Bald Eagles in their critical habitat. It also sustains and protects the natural salmon runs.
If you and your party are up for a thrill-seeking adventure, then the route from Juneau to Hoonah would be an appealing option. This route takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes and the thrilling part of the trip, is a visit to the Icy Strait Point Ziprider. Icy Strait Point is the largest ZipRider, with six 5,330 feet of ziplines dropping 1330 feet. After launching, you will quickly accelerate to speeds exceeding 60 mph as you soar 300 feet above the rainforest below.
Whether you and your group are looking for a connection to wildlife or taking a ferry to have a thrill-seeking adventure, it is up to you. You will experience gorgeous views along the way to your destination no matter what community you decide to visit. Let the Alaska Ferries take you to your next adventure.
Other incredible communities to visit in Southeast Alaska include Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, and Yakutat. You can read more about these communities and Southeast Alaska as a whole here.
Relax at our Downtown Juneau Hotel
Come stay at our lavish and comfortable Hotel in downtown Juneau. Our space is the perfect place for you and others to launch your adventure by taking the Alaska Ferries and exploring places you have never experienced. Not only are we close to the port in Juneau, but we are close to all the nearest shopping and restaurants.
Settle into Silverbow Inn & Suites and let us take care of you. Our luxurious rooms will provide all the comfort you need after a day of adventure on the Alaska ferries. Enjoy free high-speed internet, DirectTV, and smart televisions that will keep you well-connected. We are pleased to serve you a full breakfast, 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks, daily cookie, and cocoa happy hour, all of which are included in your stay with us. Book your stay with us today!