"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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2015 & 2016 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 26 and Christmas Day December 25, 2015

Driver Free
January 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2016




The Inter-Island Ferry Authority is pleased to
announce that the State of Alaska has
installed a new transfer bridge at the
Hollis Ferry Terminal.
The new transfer bridge is located
slightly west of the existing transfer bridge,
and includes a covered walkway for pedestrians.
Grand Opening Celebration to be announced.


Please be advised that the Veterans Federal Transportation
Grant Program has ended and Veteran travel is no longer
covered under this program. The IFA extends a gracious
Thank You to the State of Alaska Department of Military
Affairs for including the IFA in their no cost to Veterans travel
program. If you were satisfied with this program, please call the
HRTG at 855-488-8445 and let them know!


The Inter-Island Ferry Authority released a study showing
that the IFA is responsible for significant economic activity
in Southern Southeast Alaska.
View the Press Release by clicking here!
View the report by clicking here!


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

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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.