The Alaska Marine Highway is a big part of Alaska’s ‘highway system’.  With its southernmost port in Bellingham, WA, the Alaska Marine Highway extends more than 3,500 miles to Dutch Harbor, with over 30 stops along the way. Taking a ferry is an excellent way to see a huge swath of Alaska’s coastline while visiting unique communities along the way. It is such a unique set of routes that is has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and an All American Road, the only marine route with this distinction.