The MV Lituya is named after the Lituya Glacier, located
in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. 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
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. 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 or view our Vessel
Information Table for more statistical information.