Fairhaven Washington - Bellingham Washington's Historic Red Brick
brick district of Bellingham's historic Fairhaven is home to the
southern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System offering
regularly scheduled automobile and passenger service to Alaska's
main population centers with connections to Alaska's remote islands
and regions inaccessible by land. Fairhaven Wa is also home to
numerous trendy shops, art galleries and cafes making it the perfect
place to meander and explore as part of your Alaskan adventure.
Fairhaven is also Bellingham's transportation hub linking the Alaska
Ferry System with bus and Amtrak train stations with daily service
to Vancouver B.C. and Seattle and continuing service to Portland
Oregon and beyond.
Know Bellingham Weather Before You Go
The Bellingham Airport Now
Offers Non-Stop Service To Hawaii
Directions - Located on the
south side of the city, Bellingham's Fairhaven District
can be reached via exit 250 west on Old Fairhaven Parkway.
The majority of Fairhaven shops and restaurants are on
12th street or Harris Ave which is where the Bellingham
Cruise Terminal is located.
TERMINAL - ALASKA MARINE
HIGHWAY FERRY SYSTEM
terminus of the Alaskan Ferry System links the US mainland
with Alaska main ports and island communities.
Alaska Marine Highway System
355 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Ferry Terminal (360) 676-8445
Bellingham Tickets (360) 676-0212
Fairhaven Wa Restaurants
1208 11th St
|Dirty Dan Harris'
|Big Fat Fish
1304 12th Street
|Skylark's Hidden Cafe
|Jacci's Fish & Chips
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service
For more than 50 years the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry
System has been transporting people and their cars to the amazing
Islands and Territories of Alaska. The Alaska Ferry System now has 11
vessels connecting 35 cities and communities in America's northernmost
state. While making reservations be sure to check for advertised
specials on the Official Alaska Marine Highway System website like
their "Round Trip Driver Goes Free" Summer special for licensed
drivers accompanying their passenger vehicle on a mirror image
round-trip itinerary with conditions and exclusions of course.
are also discounted fares for persons 65 and older. Lucky geezers.....
and children under the age of 6 travel free, kids ages 6-11 travel for
about 1/2 price while kids 12 and up have to pay a full adult fare.
While these 12 year olds may get a kick out of being classified an
adult you can be sure their parents paying their fare don't. It is
also worth mentioning that you must be 21 years or older to enjoy
beer, wine, or cocktails in the ship's cocktail lounge.
Ship Amenities On Many Of The Alaska Marine Highway Ships Include:
PRIVATE CABINS: Private cabins outfitted with either
single or double bunk bed style berths. Most with private bathroom.
Those accustom to travelling to Alaska on luxury cruise ships should
take note that rooms do not include daily service, evening turn-down
or towel animals, and your fresh linens, pillows and blankets are
available but only upon request and a small fee.
SLEEPING ALLOWED IN PUBLIC AREAS: If you are on a limited
budget or just want to save your money for your time in Alaska may
choose to sleep in the public areas in a recliner lounge or pitch a
tent or roll out your sleeping bag on the upper deck so you can enjoy
the fresh air and perhaps do some stargazing.
LOUNGE: Many of the Alaska Marine Highway ships have a
cocktail lounge serving beer, wine, and your favorite cocktails. You
must consume your beverage either in the lounge or in your cabin.
ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT AREAS: Many of the mainline
vessels have a game/card room, reading room, and small video
WILDLIFE VIEWING: Alaska Marine
Highway Ferries cruise through some of the most pristine and beautiful
waters in the world, teaming with a rich variety of wildlife. In a
typical passage you see a variety of dolphins and whales, bald eagles,
wolves, bears, and more.
Getting From Seattle to Bellingham -
Getting From Bellingham (BLI) To Seattle
Seatac (SEA) you can take the commuter plane or the airporter
What To Do On An Extended Layover-----
Things To Do In Bellingham -
Shopping In Bellingham -
Bellingham 14 Movieplex -
HOTELS AND ACCOMODATIONS NEAR THE
BELLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
You can choose to stay at any hotel or motel
throughout Bellingham or pick your accommodations right near the
Bellingham Airport. There is a nice Hampton Inn hotel just one
block from the Bellingham Airport terminal and next that is the
Shamrock motel where you can stay in an economy room and save even
Driving to Bellingham by car if you want to stay near the main shopping
district in Bellingham you could choose a hotel on Meridian
avenue. Make sure you do a websearch for any possible discount
coupons before you book. There is also always the option of staying on
Bellingham's hotel row in southern Bellingham near Sehome village
but these two establishments detailed below are your best choices
"near" the airport--and right
next door is an awesome Greek restaurant. What more could you
3985 Bennett Drive (Exit
Bellingham, WA 98226
The Hampton Inn is a great place to stay whether you
are flying out of Bellingham International Airport or
visiting Bellingham to do some shopping and don't want to
deal with a border crossing at night. Enjoy a free
breakfast, comfortable rooms, and very friendly service.
It is hard to beat the Hampton Inn unless you want to go
upscale and stay at the Bellweather Hotel on Bellingham's
waterfront. At the Hampton Inn a recent rate check in Dec
2011 for two people staying in a room with a king size bed
was $107 plus tax.
4133 West Maplewood Avenue (Next To Hampton Inn)
Bellingham, WA 98226
you're feeling lucky or you just feel like saving some
money you might want to consider staying at the Shamrock
Motel only a block away from the Bellingham Airport
terminal. It is simple, unassuming, and affordable.
Sometimes saving money is the name of the game and you can
sure save by staying at the Shamrock motel. Free local
calls, Free Wireless Internet, and even free wake-up
calls! They also take US and Canadian dollars. Rates can
vary by season but in a recent rate check in Dec 2011 it
was $47.50 per night for two people.
South Of The Border From B.C. To Do Your Shopping Is A
DECEMBER 2012 Prices: Gallon 2% Milk $2.59
1 Pound Butter
$2.99 - 1 Dozen Large Eggs $1.99
Come Shop, Play, & Dine, In Beautiful Bellingham Washington.
SHOPPING IN BELLINGHAM
Store hours may vary. All information is subject to change
without notice. Some businesses may come or go without notice.