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Contact: Ron Curtis General Manager Inter-Island Ferry Authority: (907) 401-3564 [email protected]

IFA to add additional safety protocol

Hollis, Alaska – The IFA has implemented CDC and DHSS precautions to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission on its vessels and at its terminals. In an effort to continue to keep our passengers & crews safe, beginning July 15th, 2020 the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) will require passengers to complete a Passenger Wellness Screening Form before allowed to board our vessel.

The form has a series of questions that outline the IFA’s current conditions of service:

  • Questions 1-5 address if you are Covid-19 positive or have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19; you will not be allowed to travel under these circumstances.
  • Questions 6 & 7 identify passengers that either have results pending for a COVID-19 test or are in transit to a quarantine location; passengers with these circumstances will be allowed to travel but will be required to wear face covering, practice social distancing and limit social interaction.

The IFA’s top priority is to keep customers, employees and the community safe, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to our protocols.



The Ketchikan Terminal is closed to the public & there is no waiting area for travelers. Please be advised the Ketchikan Terminal is closed to the public so if you or someone you  know will be traveling with us, please have other arrangements in place for waiting until the 2:30pm boarding begins.  Agents will be available on sailing days for ticket pick-up and reservations.



The IFA Sails SUNDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY through December 31, 2020. Beginning January 2, 2021 the IFA sails 7 days a week!!!

DEPART HYL 8:00AM    arrive KTN 11:00am

DEPART KTN 3:30PM     arrive HYL 6:30pm


Any updates to these circumstances will be posted here so please keep monitoring this page for up-to-date information.