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lilikoi's avatar

Is it possible to travel from Alaska to Washington state by boat?

Asked by lilikoi (10031 points ) February 17th, 2010

If so, how?

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ChaosCross's avatar

1.Get a boat
2.Travel from Alaska to Washington State

Lol sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
My advice would be to call around and check for local farriers that can take you across.

lillycoyote's avatar

Yes, I think @ChaosCross sums it up pretty well:

1.Get a boat
2.Travel from Alaska to Washington State

There also might be a cruise ship that travels from Alaska to Washington State so you wouldn’t have to get your own boat. I think the Puget Sound and Alaska area have a lot of cruise ship traffic. Look into it.

whatthefluther's avatar

Yes, I’ve done via a cruise ship from Seattle to Alaska and back, with a glacier visit, several whale sightings, magnificent sunsets and fun shore excursions in Canada and Alaska as highlights. See ya….Gary/wtf

suncatnin's avatar

My parents did a similar cruise as @whatthefluther I also have relatives who live in WA who are professional fishermen and leave WA to travel to the fishing waters off of Alaska, so you could certain travel in the other direction :)

jrpowell's avatar

http://www.akms.com/ferry/

You can even bring your car with you if you want.

lilikoi's avatar

@johnpowell Thanks for the link. Doh! I saw that website before and I guess it just didn’t register. Now I feel like an idiot.

davidbetterman's avatar

Don’t feel bad. Many people are quite poor at geometry geology geography!

CMaz's avatar

I could not just get a boat and go from Alaska to Washington.

First I would have to Fly to Alaska. Then get a boat.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

There is a regular ferry service from Washington to south coastal Alaska. The only other ways to get there is fly or take a miserably long drive through the Yukon to interior Alaska.

skfinkel's avatar

Yes, boats of all kinds, and week
long cruises. Thanks for reminding me—it’s something I always wanted to do, and never quite get around to.

lillycoyote's avatar

@ChazMaz and then you have to figure out how to get your boat and yourself back home, to wherever it was you flew to Alaska from. I guess you could sell the boat when you get to Washington and just fly back home, but it all sounds like an awful lot of trouble just to end up back exactly where you started.

CMaz's avatar

@lillycoyote – So true. :-)

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