Valdez Transportation

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    You can travel on a flat...

    by worldtrekker Written Oct 4, 2002

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    You can travel on a flat iceberg or iceflow. It is slow, and the harbor seals may be annoyed with you for taking their ride, but it will truly be an adventure. Dress warmly, and don't fall off! A paddle will help you direct yourself through the currents.

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    Photo: From the ferry, close...

    by worldtrekker Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Photo: From the ferry, close to Whittier. Once you disembark in Whittier, you have to drive your vehicle onto a train in order to get back to the highway and Portage. The train ride takes about 1 hour. You sit in your vehicle during this train ride. Your vehicle is secured on the train with tire blocks.

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    If you are coming or going to...

    by worldtrekker Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you are coming or going to Portage/Anchorage/Seward areas, then a great option is to take the 6 - 6 1/2 hour car ferry. Reservations are a must! Phone: (907)835-4436. Not only can you enjoy the scenery; the glaciers, mountains, and marine wildlife of Prince William Sound, but you can relax. You won't have to drive the long road route twice. Make a loop out of it. Photo: Getting ready to board the ferry very early in the morning in Sept. '96. The ferry leaves Valdez at 7:15 am. It goes to Whittier and returns from there around 2pm. There may be a second ferry with the reverse schedule. I'm not sure anymore.

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  • The most beautiful way to get...

    by VdzJen Written Oct 5, 2002

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    The most beautiful way to get to Valdez is to drive from Anchorage. The scenery along the way is spectacular, not to mention there is a great potential for spotting wildlife. Moose, caribou, coyote, etc.

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    During the ferry ride you'll...

    by worldtrekker Written Oct 4, 2002

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    During the ferry ride you'll see lots of iceflows and small icebergs which have calved off the Columbia Glacier. You'll also possibly see whales, orcas, harbor seals, sea otters, and lots of seabirds.

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    Alaska Marine Highway (AMH) ferry (1)

    by mht_in_la Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    Alaska Marine Highway (AMH) is a convenient and inexpensive way to travel around Alaska. It's sometimes called "poor men's cruise". To some remote coastal towns and cities, AMH is the only transportation to the outside.

    Consider visiting Valdez on AMH. Going east, Valdez has ferry service to Cordova (several times a week) and all the way to Inside Passage (once a month). Going west it's only a few hours to Anchorage (by way of Whittier) and Seward, crossing Prince William Sound (many times a week). The photo shows AMH ferry travelling in the beautiful fjords of Valdez Narrow. Use the website below to check their schedule.

    Website: http://www.akferry.com

    AMH ferry in Valdez Narrow
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    Alaska Marine Highway (AMH) ferry (2)

    by mht_in_la Updated Jul 20, 2003

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    After 2 days and 2 nights in Valdez, I took the AMH Bartlett to continue my journey to Whittier. The ride was about 7 hours, and the ticket was $65 in 2002. Bartlett is one of the smallest vessels among AMH fleet. Bartlett has no berth (room) because this is a relatively short ride. But it has a nice restaurant where you can dine on the deck with incredible fjord view.

    Although not a commercial service, AMH Bartlett made a few photo stops when crossing the beautiful Prince William sound. Due to Columbia Glacier's fast retreat, we couldn't get a clear view anymore. In the photo you can see icebergs floating out of the Glacier from about 10 miles away.

    AMH Bartlett crossing Prince William Sound
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    Pioneer Field Airport in Valdez

    by shavy Updated Oct 10, 2015

    The airport is not big but you can at last fly out from here. The location of PIONEER FIELD AIRPORT in a beautiful place, behind the building is the mountain. The airport in Valdez is not a busy one. But there are more flights per day

    As we drove to Valdez from Palmer. I remember the lady owner of the motel telling us that the road to Valdez was closed for 3 weeks last winter due to avalanche. She said we're very lucky coming later this year. People in Valdez kind of stuck. She said, residents has to flying when they want to get out town

    Flights carrier from Fairbanks and Anchorage both takes passengers in Valdez. There are car rentals inside, atm machine for cash withdrawal, there is a little gift shop with some local flavor. Is not too bad for such a small town. As what they said, small town, small airport

    Website: https://nfdc.faa.gov/nfdcApps/airportLookup/airportDisplay.jsp?airportId=VDZ

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    Ferry terminal in Valdez

    by shavy Updated Oct 10, 2015

    We're lucky we didn't need the ferry. As we stroll to the harbour area in the morning which was very quiet. I can see ourselves alone in the port in that morning, I thought where is everybody? such a nice area to wander. The ferry terminal is a modern building which gives a nice look at the mountain backdrop framing Valdez.

    I know the ferry leaves from here to other towns either as foot passenger or with car. The terminal was closed. I can see on the timetable it was on a Saturday when we're at the port, no sailing that day

    I have read a lot of informations about the ferry in Valdez. That the ferry ride from Valdez to Cordova was spectacular. Too bad this wasn't in our route on this trip, our time was too short. The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry has service for both cars and foot passengers

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