Late posting here, but the Ferry is freaking expensive when you pay for yourself to be on there and your vehicle. It's actually less hassle and cheaper to just drive, as bad as that sounds. I drove to Anchorage, Alaska from Kansas with a best friend. We drove it in 4 1/2 days. It's a long drive but seriously the Ferry isn't cheap by any means.
Perhaps, but there is no other way to drive there without going through Canada. I thought that avoiding the Canadian anti gun nonsense was kind of the point.