Originally Posted by dronning
How long is the ferry ride. I have a few friends that would love to make the trip but don't want to (or can't take the time) to ride the whole way, this might be an option for them.
Check out my website, I'll start to add my trip planning info over the next few weeks.
the ferry it self is not an option to cut time (unless your friends ride less them 300 miles a day )
I'm taking it because I want to see the inside passage AND have some more days at leasure on our vacation.
Any way, it will be like this:
Departing Belligham Friday 6PM
Arriving Juneau Monday 4:45AM
spend about 36 hours in Juneau (there is not connection available)
Depart Juneau Tuesday 5PM
Arrive at Whittier Thursday 7:30AM
So, give or taken, will be a week.
I read your web site and already bookmark it. I will keep an eye on your adventures.
Mean time you can check my alaska trip last summer:
it's not like yours (I did in a LT, so many places you will be I could not even think about with 2 up), but maybe you can use some reference.