The Alaska Marine Highway System operates as a division of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for the State of Alaska. The Marine Highway is an integral part of the State highway infrastructure, transporting people and vehicles to our coastal communities on a year-round basis. The system, which started over 50 years ago, has continued to grow and incorporate new ports of call. Their route is also the only marine route that has been designated a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road.
Valdez is a must for your Alaska vacation itinerary. The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque. Come and see the spectacular natural beauty that entices people from around the world to visit.
Valdez – The silver salmon run was strong from the Valdez Women’s Silver Salmon Derby through the end of the regular silver derby in Valdez. Anglers couldn’t seem to miss with silvers distributed throughout the Sound in large numbers. Fishing from shore at Allison Point was especially good the last weeks of the derby.