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Valdez works.  We boarded at Skagway to Haines to Juneau to Sitka to Ketchikan  and finished at  Prince Rupert, on our return from Alaska in 2013 with our 21' B+, spent  2-3 nights in each port. We visited Whittier on our way to Tok from Valdez. That visit took about an hour on a rainy and foggy day.


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Is there anything you would have done differently, any highlights.  I have been to Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan on a cruise but would like to stop over in other ports and end up in Seward working for the summer.  I will be leaving in April and probably driving back in Sept unless I decide to ferry both ways due to weather.

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Good Friend that lived not far from Seward. Told me how to pull that off years ago. Wife and I were talking about a cruse. He told me to take the Ferry. Cheaper and get to stay in a port as long as you want. I have it written down somewhere. Will see if I can find it.





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On 8/24/2017 at 0:52 PM, trostberg said:

I am researching traveling via ferry to Seward.  It appears there is no ferry service from Prince Rupert to go there.  I just have a small Class B.  

Am I  missing anything?  Looks like Whittier would be the closest stop.

I don't think there is ferry service to Seward. As you mentioned Whittier is the closest stop.  It is only a couple hour drive from Whittier to Seward. 

In Seward there is a nice city operated CG with many campsites right on the water with nice views.  Mostly dry camping though.

With a Class B you are very well set up to take the ferry and spend as long as you want on the various stops along the inland passage. 

Be sure to look at some of the more out of the way places to visit, such as Prince of Wales Island, Sitka and maybe a couple of others.  These are not service by the main Alaska Ferry going up the inland passage, but are serviced my smaller ferry's on side trips.

Coming back to the lower 48, I recommend driving the Cassiar Hwy.  A very scenic route. 

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