"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!

      Welcome to Alaska's          Call Toll Free   866-308-4848
  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:

No Ferry Service
Thanksgiving Day November 26 and
Christmas Day December 25, 2015

Driver Free
January 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions



The IFA requested proposals from qualified firms interested
in creating an Economic Impact Assessment for the IFA.
CLICK HERE to view the Notice to Negotiate
dated November 9, 2015 for RFP 2016-01.


The Fall/Winter/Spring weather conditions often produce rough
seas in Clarence Strait. If the IFA must cancel a sailing due
to hazardous weather conditions, the notification will always
be posted HERE. You can also keep informed by getting on
our emailing list or liking us on Facebook. Safe travels!


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 Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 10:00am. Meetings
are held at the Hollis Terminal and by Teleconference. 

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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.


Enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners for
purchase in the "OUR T.E.A.M." Cafe'.


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.