Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 31 to 38 of 38

Thread: Alaska 2023

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I wonder what the price is now for a bike and rider (no room) for Valdez to Prince Rupert.
    I tried the website and could not get a price.
    A person has to sail from Whitter to Prince Rupert, the cost was around $2000 the last time I looked.
    MJ

  2. #32
    SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Big Sky Country
    Posts
    9,481
    Quote Originally Posted by vetbmwrider View Post
    A person has to sail from Whitter to Prince Rupert, the cost was around $2000 the last time I looked.
    It does mot show any ferries to PR from Whittier.
    Kevin Huddy
    Silver City, Montana
    MOA# 24,790 Ambassador

  3. #33
    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    10,438
    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    That means there are no sailings between the ports you picked. I tried to find a sailing to Prince Rupert from Whittier, Skagway and Valdez and couldnít one. A friend sailed from Alaska to PR last summer to attend the Great Falls rally, but I canít find any sailing to PR this upcoming summer.
    I tried several options with no luck but wondered if I was not picking the correct port options.
    Lee
    2022 R1250RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2016 R1200RS, 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

  4. #34
    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    10,438
    Quote Originally Posted by vetbmwrider View Post
    A person has to sail from Whitter to Prince Rupert, the cost was around $2000 the last time I looked.
    Wow, I remember we thought it was expensive back in 1988 for two bikes.
    $4,000 would be too much for this cheap BMW riding couple
    Lee
    2022 R1250RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2016 R1200RS, 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

  5. #35
    Earlier this year I was looking at the Blue canoes, as way to get around the Covid restrictions at the border. I was sticker shocked when I priced out the trip from Bellingham WA to Whitter AK round trip with a cabin for my daughter and myself and 2 bikes. For the price that AK ferry system was charging discouraged that idea of going to AK this year by ferry. If a person has never traveled the inland passage in AK you are missing some of the most beautiful site's AK has to offer. In the early 80 I spend some time, with the AK National Guard on a Landing craft for a major field problem traveling some of those waterways.
    MJ

  6. #36
    SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Big Sky Country
    Posts
    9,481
    I believe one could fly to Alaska and fly the bike as well for less than the ferry. But the ride thru Canada is worth the time.
    Kevin Huddy
    Silver City, Montana
    MOA# 24,790 Ambassador

  7. #37
    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    10,438
    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I believe one could fly to Alaska and fly the bike as well for less than the ferry. But the ride thru Canada is worth the time.
    I feel the same way. A friend flew up to Alaska and rented a bike there.
    He missed a lot of nice country by not riding through Canada.
    Lee
    2022 R1250RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2016 R1200RS, 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

  8. #38
    Registered User BBrowning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Canoe BC
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I saw just about every kind of bike come up the ALCAN and on to Deadhorse. A loGoldwing pulling a trailer (he got a speeding ticket for 70 in a 35 zone on the haul road), a Vespa with two grandmas in their 70s that went up to Deadhorse and back without incident, Harleys, crotch rockets and a Japanese fellow who pulled a hand cart up there in December. A couple rode from Key West to Deadhorse in February. She was on a F800GS; he was on a Yamaha R1. All my riding was on dirt was on ia R100GSPD and Annie was on a F650GS thumper.

    Your bike is more than enough.
    It certainly is. I rode my ST1300 to the Arctic Circle north of Fairbanks. While getting fuel at Yukon River crossing, feeling kinda smug, in pulls a fully loaded Road king, completely covered in mud on his was back from Deadhorse. Never say never. I say, Plan your trip but don't over think it. Be prepared for the inevitable delays. More than any thing just plan to have a good time.
    Known as MGV8 elsewhere in the internet world :-)
    MOA # 153272

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone to Alaska ?
    By danbreece in forum Rally Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-06-2004, 08:14 AM
  2. Ridin to National From Alaska
    By 63311 in forum Rally Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2004, 02:43 PM
  3. 2003 R1200CLC for Alaska trip
    By gec343 in forum Oilheads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-13-2003, 10:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •