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Seldovia Bay Ferry Announces 2010 Schedule

SELDOVIA, AK 5/17/2010 —Alaska’s newest passenger ferry announced its 2010 sailing schedule between the communities of Homer and Seldovia, located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

The m/v Kachemak Voyager will offer three round-trip sailings daily beginning on May 26, 2010. The vessel will depart from Seldovia at: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and depart Homer at: 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

“The mission of the Seldovia Bay Ferry is to facilitate economic development opportunities in Seldovia. The schedule was designed to give residents and travelers the most convenient access to both sides of the bay as possible,” says Sarah Richardson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Seldovia Village Tribe. “Travelers can visit for a few hours, stay for a day or even longer. Residents will have reliable and convenient transportation for work or pleasure.”

The crossing will take 45 minutes with the first two sailings of the day out of Homer extended to one hour and 15 minutes. These extended sailings allow travelers the chance to see Gull Island rookery and the scenic Eldridge Passage, where they will catch a glimpse of the sea otters, whales and marine life that inhabit these waters.

The cost for round-trip sailing is $59 for adults, $29.50 for children. Reservations can be made using the ferry's new online system at www.seldoviabayferry.com or by calling 877-703-3779.

ABOUT THE VESSEL: The m/v Kachemak Voyager features a stable, twin-hull catamaran design, an advanced hull design requiring less fuel to operate; high efficiency engines that meet EPA’s latest stringent low emission standards; and strict adherence to company Best Management Practices for waste reduction, recycling, and pollution prevention. Travelers will enjoy flat panel LCD displays with real-time route information, specially engineered double-paned view windows to reduce condensation and fogging, a wrap-around exterior viewing deck, and a forward solarium. Onboard, amenities include a full galley, coffee and beverage service, loaner binoculars, a gift case, and an array of seating options. The ADA compliant vessel features two passenger levels, plus additional outside seating offering unobstructed panoramic views of the glacial peaks and still-active volcano, Mt. Redoubt,

ABOUT THE OWNERS: The Seldovia Village Tribe (SVT) is a federally recognized Indian Tribe that serves its members and the communities of Kachemak Bay, Alaska. SVT works to preserve their culture, be leaders in community health, promote business enterprise, and foster educational opportunities. To learn more about the Seldovia Village Tribe, visit www.svt.org.

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