The Northwest's five best ferry rides

For a ferry adventure, it's tough to beat the Northwest, with regular service between remote islands, up sparkling fjords, and along Alaska's famed Inside Passage

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BEST RAIL/SAIL TRIP

Chilkat Cruises & Tours
Haines to Skagway, AK. Zip over the waters of Lynn Canal between these two southeastern Alaska port towns. It's a breathtaking 35-minute voyage 14 miles through a dramatic fjord. You ride in a 150-passenger jet catamaran with an enclosed, heated deck, but the best views are from the open upper deck. Don't miss the onboard naturalist, who knows area history and stories of the Tlingit peoples. A combination trip includes a ride on the White Pass steam train. Trips daily May 23-Sep 15.
FARE: $25, $13 ages 12 and under. Combo trip with train from $105.
INFO: www.chilkatcruises.com, 888/766-2103, or 907/766-2100.

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