Some popular Alaska ferry tours include eight- to 15-day tours with Alaska Our Way or Viking Travel Inc. sailing through the Inside Passage and calling in at various southeast Alaskan ports to take one- or two-day trips by boat, railroad or plane to visit places such as the Yukon in Canada, the Tracy Arm glaciers, the Anan Bear Observatory and Denali National Park. Alaska Our Way also offers a tour of the Aleutian Chain of islands, popular with bird enthusiasts.
Sight-seeing tours include visits to Skagway, the gateway for gold seekers arriving in Alaska in 1989; Ketchikan, with its Saxman Native Village and Totem Park; and Juneau, Alaska's capital city. Wildlife tours include opportunities to see moose, eagles, bears and whales.
Viking Travel Inc. and Alaska Our Way are travel companies that work with the Alaska Marine Highway Ferries and the Alaska Railroad to put together a range of tour packages based on ferry travel. Some travelers bring their own cars or RVs onto the ferries so they can explore areas independently during tour free times.
Alaskan ferries sail the Alaskan Marine Highway which runs from Bellingham, Washington to Whittier, Kodiak, and on to Homer at the far end of the Kenai Peninsula.