Alaska Welcomes New Passenger Ferry

Service to operate between Home and Seldovia, along the Kenai Peninsula

By: By Skye Mayring

Kachemak Voyager // (c) 2010

Kachemak Voyager // (c) 2010

The Seldovia Bay Ferry, Alaska’s newest passenger ferry, has announced its 2010 sailing schedule. The vessel, which sails along the Kenai Peninsula, between Homer and Seldovia, is offering three roundtrip sailings daily. It departs from Seldovia at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and departs Homer at 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

“The mission of the ferry is to facilitate economic development opportunities in Seldovia. The schedule was designed to give residents and travelers the most convenient access to both sides of the bay as possible,” said Sarah Richardson, the director of marketing and public relations for the Seldovia Village Tribe. “Travelers can visit for a few hours or stay for a day or even longer.”

The crossing takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Some sailings allow travelers to see the Gull Island rookery and the Eldridge Passage, home to sea otters, whales and other marine life.

The cost for a roundtrip sailing is $59 for adults and $29.50 for children.

Seldovia Bay Ferry
www.seldoviabayferry.com

 

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