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Jets and Floatplanes are Air Links                               

Alaska Airlines provides several  flights daily into Ketchikan from Sea-Tac  International Airport, as well as from Juneau and other Southeast Alaska cities. The flight from Sea-Tac to Ketchikan is just an hour and 40 minutes. Local air carriers take Prince of Wales Island residents and our visitors to and from Ketchikan. Floatplanes run scheduled routes to Island towns and charters can take you wherever there’s water. These carriers are a good way to reach remote lakes, lodges, and ocean shore lines. One air carrier using wheeled aircraft flies between the Klawock Airport and Ketchikan International Airport. 

Photo by Scott Van Valin

To reach Prince of Wales Island by Air : 

Island Air Express to Klawock 888-387-8989

Harris Aircraft Service Sitka  907-966-3050

Pacific Airways: Ketchikan  877-360-3500 / Craig 907-826-5400 

Promech Air : Ketchikan 800-860-3845 or 907-225-3845

Taquan Air : Ketchikan 907-225-8800

To Ketchikan by Air : Alaska Airlines from Seattle-Tacoma airport

Twin vessels of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, or IFA provide a daily link between Hollis and Ketchikan, this region's commercial hub. Working in alternation throughout the year, M/V Prince of Wales and M/V Stikine make a comfortable three-hour run between the communities. The two ferries feature forward observation lounges and reading rooms, quiet rooms and play area for children. Cafeterias and solarium's round out amenities on our green-floating roadways.

Inter-Island Ferry Authority-Hollis Terminal-866-308-4848

Inter-Island Ferry Authority-Ketchikan Terminal- 907-225-4848

To Prince of Wales Island with car, RV, boat : IFA Ferry from Ketchikan to Hollis

                                                                                                     Rainforest Island Ferry-Coffman Cove-907-329-2031

To Prince of Wales Island with car and passengers: Northend Port Authority from Coffman Cove, Wrangell, and Petersburg.  To make RSVP's please go to or call 907-329-2031. PLEASE NOTE: Ferry office is not yet staffed so do leave a message and I'll get back to you within 48 hours - usually much sooner!

The Alaska Marine Highway provides ferry service from the mainland to Ketchikan. The trip from Bellingham Wash. runs about 38 hours. State ferries also call at Prince Rupert, B.C., for a six hour sail to Ketchikan.

To Ketchikan With Car, RV, Boat :