"Escape to Prince of Wales Island,
Heart of the Inside Passage"

Let the Inter-Island Ferry Authority cruise you aboard our delightfully comfortable passenger/vehicle ferries to Prince of Wales Island.  There you will find intimate island destinations that offer magnificent scenery and unlimited recreational opportunities.  Off the beaten path, you will discover wilderness hideaways not experienced by most visitors to Alaska.

Wildlife sightings are frequent, sport fishing is superb, scenic wonders abound, local cultures flourish and there are fine visitor services throughout.  RV facilities are available throughout POW.
                   Welcome to our rain forest paradise!

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  Inter-Island Ferry Authority 
Escape to Alaska's Rainforest Islands,
Heart of the Inside Passage
Let the Inter-Island Ferry Authority cruise you aboard delightfully comfortable
passenger / vehicle ferries to intimate Alaska island destinations on Prince of Wales Island
and Ketchikan that offer magnificent scenery and unlimited recreation opportunities! You
will find that wildlife sightings are frequent, sportfishing is superb, scenic wonders abound, local
cultures flourish, and there are many fine Visitor Centers and RV facilities for your convenience. 

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2014/2015 SCHEDULE
For Reservations & Information
Call Toll Free 866-308-4848

M/V Prince of Wales or M/V Stikine
Daily Passenger and Vehicle Service

Depart Hollis 8:00am ~ Arrive Ketchikan 11:00am
Depart Ketchikan 3:30pm ~ Arrive Hollis 6:30pm
Departure and arrival times may vary due to weather conditions.

                      Check-In Times

Vehicles must be checked in and staged in the
terminal lanes one hour prior to departure.  Space
may be released to stand-by vehicles if you are
not checked in and staged one hour prior to
scheduled sailing time.

Walk on passengers must be checked in
one-half hour prior to sailing.  Seats will
be released to stand-by passengers if you
are not checked in and ready to board,
one half hour prior to scheduled sailing time.

          Additional Information
             Hollis Terminal 907-530-4848
          Ketchikan Terminal 907-225-4848
    For more information on connecting transportation in     Ketchikan and on Prince of  Wales Island please visit:

Travel Planner 
Frequently Asked Questions

No Ferry Service     
Thanksgiving Day November 27 and Christmas Day December 25, 2014

                                Driver Free
                     January 1, 2015 thru April 30, 2015



Please be advised that two sailing times in November have been changed to the following:

November 12, 2014 Wednesday, the M/V STIKINE will
depart Ketchikan at 4:00pm and arrive in Hollis at 7:00pm.
November 16, 2014 Sunday, the M/V STIKINE will
depart Hollis at 7:00am and arrive in Ketchikan at 10:00am.


Alaska Interstate Construction has finished paving the Hollis Terminal public parking lot and has done a great job! Available parking is back to normal; the four rows in the center of the parking area allow 72 hour parking, and the perimeter spaces allow 2 week parking.

CAUTION: Winter Travelers

Wet and icy conditions can be slippery; please be careful on walkways and while driving. If you need assistance with boarding or disembarking the vessel, we will be glad to help.

March 2014 IFA Press Release
IFA By The Numbers Report

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority released a study done by Sheinberg Associates showing that the ferry system is responsible for significant economic activity in Southern Southeast Alaska. View the Press Release by clicking here! View the full report by clicking here! Or go to the "News" link
at the top of this page to view both the press release and the
full report!


See BOD page for Board Meeting agendas, call-in information and past minutes. The next Board of Director Meeting will be announced; meetings are held at the Hollis Terminal and by Teleconference. 


Get on the IFA email list to keep up to date on special fares & discounts offered, arrival & departure Information, and other important announcements! Just email dhalvorsen@interislandferry.com and request to be added to our email list. The IFA will not share, trade, rent, or sell your email to any third party or promotional purpose.


It is the Inter-Island Ferry Authority's policy that we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, family status or ability
to speak English. Any inquiries or complaints regarding Title VI may be submitted in writing to Dennis Watson, IFA General Manager and Title VI Coordinator,
Inter-Island Ferry Authority, PO Box 470, Klawock, AK 99925 or by calling (907) 530-4800 ext. 27. Click Here for information regarding the Title VI complaint
process, and Click Here for the Title VI complaint form. All Title VI information can be translated into other languages upon request; please contact the
IFA Title VI Coordinator at 907-530-4800 extension #27 or by email at dwatson@interislandferry.com.