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The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena visits False Pass and all other communities in the area on a twice-monthly basis, usually starting in April and ending in October.  The ferry leaves Homer and travels along the Alaska Peninsula and goes as far west as Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and then returns.  Travelers have a couple of hours in port to explore each community.  The accomodations are very comfortable and range from cabins to airline-style seats. Sleeping bags are permitted under a sunlamp warmed area of the deck.  The atmosphere is casual and secure.  Vehicles and trailers can be taken.  For ferry schedules, fares and the route to the Aleutians, please click here.


Alaska State Ferry Tustumena at False Pass

The False Pass Airport is a gravel-surfaced runway, 2100 feet long.  Detailed information on the airport is available from the FAA here

Click on the small airport photos below to see larger versions.

Mail and passenger service is scheduled to arrive three times per week, weather permitting, from Cold Bay, the regional hub airport.  Information on fares, schedules and reservations can be obtained from PenAir here

False Pass Airport, aerial view looking west

Airport, False Pass, Alaska: Southeast approach

Airport, False Pass, Alaska: Overhead view

Sea freight arrives in False Pass on one of the Coastal Transportation, Inc. boats from Seattle on a twice-monthly basis.  Seattle is the primary supply center for False Pass and other Aleutian communities and there is excellent freight service for the shipment of all manner of goods.  Connections to False Pass from other points in Alaska is primarily via air unless charter arrangements are made for sea freight.

From the founding of False Pass until about 1971, the Alaska Steamship Co. provided regular sea freight service.  Then, after Alaska Steam went out of business, the Western Pioneer Lines provided service until about 1985.  Then, Coastal Transportation, Inc. took over and is currently providing excellent sea freight service from Seattle every two weeks.  For more information on this service, please click here.

The False Pass Boat Harbor and Dock are located in the northern part of town.  The sketch on the right shows the mooring configuration for the Boat Harbor.  The southern causeway breakwater now has a sheet-pile dock on its face for vessel loading that is not shown on the sketch  The map below shows the City/Ferry Dock mooring depths.  Vessels can contact the City on VHF 6 for current mooring fees and services available.

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Boat Harbor, False Pass, Alaska

City/Ferry Dock, False Pass, Alaska
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