Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Formed in 1997 to improve transportation to island communities in souther Southeast Alaska, the IFA is a public corporation organized under Alaska's Municipal Port Authority Act. In addition to the Alaska Marine Highway System in Southeast Alaska, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) provides passenger and vehicle transportation between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island.
The IFA’s MV Stikine or MV Prince of Wales offer daily passenger and vehicle service between Ketchikan and Hollis/Clark Bay on Prince of Wales Island. Crossing time is about 3 hours. The IFA ferry departs Ketchikan from a dock adjacent the Alaska Marine Highway terminal. An IFA reservation desk is located inside the Alaska Marine Highway Ketchikan terminal building. IFA maintains its own terminal at Hollis/Clark Bay.
A paved highway begins at the Clark Bay ferry terminal near Hollis on Prince of Wales Island and leads 23 miles to the coast at
Klawock with connections to Craig, Hydaburg, Thorne Bay, Coffman Cove, Naukati and Whale Pass; this route takes motorists through the temperate rainforest environment typical of Southeast Alaska. Roads are 2-lane black top, except to Naukati and Whale Pass, which are maintained gravel and under reconstruction summer 2014 (anticipate delays). The IFA will be using the Coffman Cove ferry dock on Prince of Wales Island as an alternate to the Hollis dock for approximately 2 weeks in September 2014, while that facility is out of service for upgrading. Daily ferry service between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island will operate with the same departure times during this period. Cruising time will be about 5 hours in each direction. Call for more updated information.
Shuttle service once in port may be reached at (907) 401-1414.
For information and reservations on IFA vessels, phone toll-free 1-866-308-4848 or visit their website.
Ferry Phone #s
Clark Bay/Hollis Terminal: Phone (907) 530-4848
Ketchikan Terminal: Phone (907) 225-4848
Ketchikan to Hollis
MV Stikine or MV Prince of Wales
Daily year round service
(except for Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)
Depart Hollis 8:00 am - Arrive Ketchikan 11:00 am
Depart Ketchikan 3:30 pm - Arrive Hollis 6:30 pm