All routes within the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) are, collectively, an All-American Road. Locals and visitors ride Alaskan ferries together in a relaxed atmosphere, through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
The "Inside Passage," extending from Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia north to Skagway, is a region of dramatic fjords, pristine islands, and forests of tall hemlock and spruce. Rich in history, the towns and villages of the Inside Passage will provide a unique opportunity to explore the region's abundant and diverse cultural experiences and scenic wonders.
- Over 1,500 islands protect this route from large Pacific Ocean surges.
- Visit Juneau, home to the Alaska State Capitol and the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier.
- Grab a pole and see why Ketchikan is the salmon capitol of the state.
- Check out why the little fishing community of Petersburg is called Alaska's "Little Norway."
- Visit Totem Bight State Historic Park in Ketchikan to see totems and a replica of a native clan house.
- View the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska in Wrangell at Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park.
- Explore Sitka for its early Russian influence and rich Tlinget culture. Sitka was the capital of Russian America and Alaska's first state capital.
- In Skagway, walk in the footsetps of gold hungry prospectors headed for the Klondike.
- While you're in Haines, charter an unforgettable glacier flightseeing tour or visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
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