MV Lituya

The MV Lituya underway outside of Ketchikan © Erich Tritz Seating areas exist as you enter from the car deck © Alaska Marine Highway System As well as a lounge upstairs for relaxing for the ride © Alaska Marine Highway System The car deck is open for the journey © Alaska Marine Highway System Passengers disembark in Annette Bay before driving to the city of Metlakatla © Joanie Havenner © Ward Mace

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 car deck.

An image displaying the layout of the Side View on the <em>MV Lituya</em>

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.