Welcome 2022 elite IRONMAN athletes to the beautiful capitol city of Juneau, Alaska!

The Alaska Marine Highway System is proud to be a transportation partner for the 2022 IRONMAN triathlon in Juneau. On this page you will find an athlete's guide to traveling by ferry, including schedules to and from the venue, onboard amenities, accommodations and camping options as well as information on traveling with your team and all your gear.

Welcome aboard the Alaska Marine Highway!

The Alaska Marine Highway is a state-owned ferry system that operates a fleet of vessels along a scenic 3,500-mile route from Bellingham, WA to the Aleutian Islands. It provides year-round transportation to over 30 port communities and is a unique option for travelers. Originally designed to provide transportation to road less areas of Alaska, the Marine Highway offers locals and visitors alike the ability to travel together through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. It’s an ideal way to travel and allows you the flexibility to create your own schedule and experience Alaska at your own pace.

Riders can walk on board or bring a car, truck, RV, motorcycle or other means of transport, such as kayaks and bicycles. Bringing a vehicle lets visitors combine a driving vacation with the ferry. Riders can drive on in our southern port of Bellingham, Washington. Riding the ferry to or from your Alaska adventure means more time to view the scenery and relax with friends or family. Visit our routes and communities pages for more information on some amazing destinations and well as your first stop in Juneau.

On board, passengers can book a cabin that sleeps as many as four people. Cabins are sold per trip, not per person. Cabins and car deck space fill up quickly so reservations are highly recommended. Passengers can also lay out under the solarium, a heated area on deck with unimpeded views, or for a unique adventure, pitch a tent and camp out under the stars.


Summer 2022 Schedules

The itineraries below will be a perfect fit for those wishing to travel to Juneau from  Bellingham, however more options are also available. Whether flying into Seattle, or driving across country, these sailings will help you complete your final leg to Juneau before the big race. Don't see the schedule you are looking for? Try our online booking tool to customize your trip.

Depart Bellingham  Arrive Juneau  Vessel
Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30th, 3:30 a.m.    Matanuska
Saturday, July 30th, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:00 a.m.   Kennicott

Heading back home, the following sailings may fit into your itinerary, or we welcome you to stay and travel awhile interstate and find your own perfect trip with our online booking tool. We hope you take some time to explore this beautiful state while you are here.

Depart Juneau  Arrive Bellingham  Vessel
Monday, August 8th, 12:30 a.m.   Wednesday, August 10th, 1:30 p.m.       Matanuska
Wednesday, August 10th, 4:00 p.m.   Saturday, August 13th, 8:00 a.m.       Kennicott

Traveling with your Vehicle

The Alaska Marine Highway can accommodate a variety of vehicles; from bicycles and motorcycles to passenger vehicles and RV’s. Details on vehicle categories and restrictions are outlined on our policies page.  Vehicles over 30 feet in length can not be booked online but reservations can be made by contacting our reservations call center M-F, 7:30am – 4:00pm toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.

Onboard Accommodations

Cabins & Facilities
Cabins onboard the ferries provide basic amenities and vary in price according to size and location. Cabins are sold per trip, not per day or per person. Cabins are equipped with single or double bunk bed style berths. Most cabins include private bathroom facilities. For those that do not, public restroom and shower facilities are available.

Camping Onboard
For passengers who opt to travel without a cabin, the recliner lounges also serve as sleeping areas with space to roll out a sleeping bag. Covered solariums located on the upper decks of each vessel are also popular sleeping areas and for those traveling with small tents, they are allowed on the upper decks.

Onboard Dining

All vessels, with the exception of the MV Lituya, offer food and beverage service. Hot and cold items, which include Alaska seafood, salads, sandwiches and beverage service, are served throughout the day in self-service dining areas. Passengers may also bring aboard their own coolers or picnic items. Refrigeration is not available, but mainline vessels do provide coin operated ice machines and all vessels provide access to microwaves.

Planning the trip of a Lifetime

The Alaska Marine Highway provides a unique and unforgettable way to experience Alaska. From hiking and glacier viewing to kayaking and fishing, the options for adventure are limited only by your imagination. Whether you walk on, drive a car or ride a bike, traveling on an Alaska ferry is an experience you don’t want to miss.

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