About the Whittier to Valdez ferry
Passengers can purchase tickets for a round trip journey that includes a car for an estimated price of $191 for two people. It's important to always check the prices before booking and also the latest travel information before departure.
If you're planning to travel on this route, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it's important to make reservations early, especially in the summer when these trips can fill up quickly. Additionally, Valdez is known as Little Switzerland, so it's a great place to bring your skis along.
The Whittier tunnel has limited hours of operation: the tunnel leading to the Whittier harbor is only open for 15 minutes per hour. Locals or frequent travelers may have a better sense of the tunnel's schedule and plan their arrival times accordingly.
The distance from the harbor in Valdez to the harbor in Whittier is about 81 miles. The duration of the crossing is about 6 hours, but keep in mind that this can change based on the weather, season, and different ships on the route.
Unpredictable weather in Alaska influencing this ferry route
The weather on this route can be unpredictable: The weather in Alaska can change rapidly and frequently, affecting travel times and conditions on the ferry route. Frequent travelers may know to check weather reports and be prepared for delays or cancellations due to adverse conditions.
For those interested in booking this connection, the Alaska Marine Highway is the operator of this ferry route. The Whittier harbor address is 10 Harbor Loop Rd, Whittier, AK 99693, USA, while the Valdez harbor address is 809 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA.
Also check the following guide with travel guidance for Whittier – Cordova.
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Wildlife sightings are possible during the crossing: The journey from Whittier to Valdez takes travelers through Prince William Sound, which is home to a variety of wildlife such as whales, otters, and sea lions. Frequent travelers may be more familiar with where to look and increase their chances of spotting these creatures.
Prices and rate for the Whittier-Valdez ferry
If you're planning to take the ferry from Whittier to Valdez, or the other way around, the base price for a single trip for one person will be around $65. However, keep in mind that this price is subject to change based on fuel surcharges, age-based discounts, or additional items you may want to bring along on the ferry.
At FerryGoGo.com, we strive to provide you with the most accurate information possible. That's why we not only list the standard price, but also provide an estimate of the average cost you can expect to pay for two people traveling to Whittier. Please note that when a car is involved, the price will be higher due to car ferry fees. For the Whittier-Valdez route, we've calculated an average cost of around $191 for two people.
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