The MV Lituya is named after the Lituya Glacier, located in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Lituya Bay, the glacier's namesake, was noted in 1786 by Jena-Francois de La Perouse. The vessel was designed by Coastwise Engineering of Juneau, Alaska and constructed at Conrad Shipyards in Morgan City, Louisiana in 2004. The MV Lituya is the smallest vessel of the fleet and exclusively provides shuttle service between Ketchikan and Metlakatla, making it the only ferry dedicated to a single route. The MV Lituya is the only Alaska Marine Highway vessel to feature an open car deck.
MV Lituya is 181 feet long and 50 feet wide, with a domestic gross tonnage of 97 and a service speed of 11.5 knots. The MV Lituya is designed to carry 125 passengers and has a vehicle capacity of 300 linear feet, which is equal to approximately 15 twenty-foot vehicles. View our Vessel Information Table for more statistical information.
The interior space has a combination of reclining airline-style seats and table arrangements. Large windows provide excellent opportunities to view the passing scenery, or step outside to enjoy the fresh air. Click on the image to start a slideshow of all deck plans on the MV Lituya.