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junmy3

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Posted: 10/27/19 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The wife and I took an inside passage cruise for our honeymoon in 1997 and took our TT to Alaska when I retired in 2011. We would love to go back within the next few years and take the Alaska Marine Highway from Prince Rupert to Haines with stops in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Sitka, Juneau, Petersburg, and Haines. Would also like to visit Glacier Bay. Currently we have a 31' TT but would probably downsize before the trip. We plan to call the Alaska Marine Highway and get information from them but was wondering if there any RVers out there that have made this journey and what was your experience. Thanks


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Recent news item
Hopefully they get this nonsense resolved.

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It’s been almost a month.


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trigley wrote:

Recent news item
Hopefully they get this nonsense resolved.


We are not going in 2020 so surely they will get it worked out before we are ready.

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Don't hold your breath. A recent federal election ended with Canada remaining under socialist control. No guns allowed, and climate change issues sealed the deal. That will undoubtedly place permanent roadblocks on the Prince Rupert docks. If we had less restrictive firearms laws like yours, CBP could do their own security, which is the real root cause of this issue.
Sort of related. At some point in the near future you'll find that transiting Canada with some types of firearms that were formerly allowed will be prohibited. Your only options will be to ship them in future.
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You may want to check our 2009 blog when we made that same trip, spending over three weeks going from Prince Rupert to Haines. We left Prince Rupert on May 28 and arrived in Haines on June 19. Many things have changed I'm sure in the last 10 years but you can get a good idea of the trip. We left home in Florida on March 23 and returned home on October 1. All 87 stops of the trip are on that blog.


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If AMHS can get regular service re-established to Prince Rupert, I'd highly recommend it. In 2012 we took about a month traveling from Prince Rupert to Haines. We and and another couple were each traveling in class C motorhomes and towing Jeeps. We scheduled individual legs between port towns during daylight hours, with a few days between ferry hops. We spent time exploring and taking excursions while in Ketchikan, Wrangell and St. Peterburg. When we got to Juneau we took the "fast ferry" over to Sitka for a few days and then back to Juneau. Then we left our rigs near Juneau and took our tow cars on the ferry to Gustavus to spend a few days at the Glacier Bay Lodge. After returning from Glacier Bay we took the final ferry hop to Haines.

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You may be surprised at the cost, that trip sounds like 3-5k. You can enter up to a 30' in their website and get an estimate- we first compared pricing against a hotel/ meal itinerary, and then ultimately decided that would be a separate fly-in trip. Plan your trip around when the eagles will be in Haines, and don't forget a boat tour or two.


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Did this trip a few years ago. Awesome

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Can still depart from Bellingham, even if the Prince Rupert stuff doesn't get sorted.

In any case, if one takes the AMHS on the "Inside Passage", do not skimp on either your photography gear or your rain gear. The photo ops are incredible and not to be missed (even in the rain!)


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