Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Ketchikan International Airport Ferry

The MV Oral Freeman

The Transportation Services Department of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough operates and maintains the Airport Ferry System. The system provides transport for passengers and freight between the airport, which is located on Gravina Island and Ketchikan, which is located on the other side of the Tongass Narrows, on Revillagigedo Island.

The M. V. Oral Freeman is our newest ferry. It is 116' 6" long and has a beam of 48 feet. It was the first ship built by Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Oral Freeman is in service on a daily basis. It has a crew of two, a captain and a deckhand.

The ferry leaves the Ketchikan side of the channel on the quarter hour and the airport side on the hour and half hour.