Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Grand Island, NE
We've done the Alaska trip three times and did the ferry twice from Prince Rupert to Skagway. Our favorite route was the second, which took us from Glacier, via Baanf, to Lake Louise, Prince George and then across to P.R. We rode the inside passage with an overnight and an extra day in Juneau. When we went on the ferry the second time, we did exactly the same trip except the second time we got a berth instead of tenting on the deck. (The second time was better, but more money.) It is an adventure sleeping on the deck, and we had a blast both times! It was a welcome break to put the bike away for a couple days and enjoy watching the whales, eagles, seals, beavers, bears, poppins and people. It is a once in a lifetime trip, and the only one where we both decided to stop worrying about money and get after the bucket list trip we had worked so hard for.
We took our own tie downs. Mine (2)get stored inside the fairing, under the glovebox (just pop the four reusable rivets) and slide them in on top the radiators and in front of the box opening. Mine are wrapped in a towel inside a heavy baggie and have ridden there for five years. (I will probably get flamed for that) But I always have my own in case of emergency. If you ride the bike onto the ferry in the rain, watch for oil spots on the deck as they are VERY slick when wet. (don't ask about this!)
Be happy to answer any more questions. Get a Milepost. It has all the info on motels, gas and ferry schedules in it.
Go for it!
Steve and Mel... over 25 great years together, 42 in all
Battleax BT45's (over a dozen and counting)
Started really ignorant, getting smarter for over sixty years... long way to go.[/I]
Last edited by revrunt; 12-17-2016 at 12:55 PM.