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By Ferry: Cordova is served by ferry daily from Valdez and Whittier by the Alaska Marine Highway System (tel. 800/642-0066 or 907/424-7333 local dock; www.ferryalaska.com). It's a spectacular ride aboard the fast ferry Chenega. The passenger fare from Valdez is $50, from Whittier $89; children 5 to 11 pay half. Taking a vehicle under 15 feet one-way from Valdez to Cordova is $94, Whittier $105. You can also rent a car in Cordova.

By Air: Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) flies daily each direction, from Anchorage to the west and Yakutat, Juneau, and Seattle to the southeast, with more flights from Anchorage operated by Era Alaska (tel. 800/866-8394; www.flyera.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.