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Alaska Fjordlines. Passengers board a high-speed catamaran at 8 am and stop along the way to watch sea lions, humpbacks, and other marine mammals on this popular day tour from Skagway and Haines to Juneau and back. The boat gets to Juneau at 11 am, where a bus transports visitors into town and to Mendenhall Glacier, returning to the boat at 5:15 pm for the ride back to Skagway, where the boat returns at 8:15 pm. Call or check website for the schedule—up to six trips a week in the summer is common. Skagway, AK. 907/766–3395 or 800/320–0146. www.alaskafjordlines.com. $165 round-trip; $120 one-way.
Haines–Skagway Fast Ferry (Skagway Small Boat Harbor, past southern end of Congress Way, Skagway, AK, 99840. 907/766–2100 or 888/766–2103. www.hainesskagwayfastferry.com.)