Guemes Island Ferry

Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe
Schedule, Fares, and Map

Ferry Information
Ticket Information
  • Tickets for vehicles under 20 feet in line as you board. Walk-on and Bicycle tickets are sold at the office prior to vehicle sales.
  • Tickets for vehicles over 20 feet or towing trailers may be purchased in advance in the office.
  • Boarding of the ferry will start approximately 10 minutes prior to sailing time.
  • Tickets Paid By Cash, Check, Travelers Check or Credit Cards. Credit Cards are only accepted in advance in the terminal office.
News and Notices

Skagit County Ferry Haul-Out

The 2015 ferry haul-out will take place from September 28 through October 25.

To improve reliability and protect capital improvement, Skagit County has adopted a maintenance program that includes a regular dry-docking of the vehicle and passenger ferry M/V Guemes.

Work to be done during the haul-out period includes hull blasting and painting, zinc replacement, UT shots of the hull, removing, re-conditioning and re-installing outdrives and propellers, replacing one of the vessel’s hull plates, replacing the bilge system piping and other maintenance items.

In addition, the M/V Guemes will be inspected by the US Coast Guard for its required dry dock credit.

The purpose of this notification is to announce the dates of the haul-out for planning purposes. More information on passenger-only service and transit service will be made available soon. For questions, please contact Rachel Rowe, at (360) 416-1400.

Ferry Division 2015 Draft Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report

A draft of the 2015 Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report is now available for public review.  Additionally, the draft report will be available for public comment through August 18, 2015.  The Department of Public Works will be recommending that a fare increase take place October 1, 2015 in order to meet the 2015 revenue target.  More information regarding this proposal can be found in the report.  To submit comments, please contact Rachel Rowe, Ferry Operations Division Manager, at

You can also submit comments, by mail, to Skagit County Public Works, Attn: Rachel Rowe or Attn: Commissioners, at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  We ask that all comments please be submitted in writing.

Skagit County would like to thank everyone who attended the Community Meeting on Guemes Island, August 5, 2015. Over 100 people attended the meeting, and a good discussion was had. For those who are interested, the power point presentation from the meeting is now available. The presentation covers the 2015 ferry financial report and Public Work’s proposal for a fare increase; to find out more, please refer to the Draft 2015 Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report. For more information, or to submit comments on the financial report, fare increase or any ferry related matter, please contact Rachel Rowe at


The Board of Skagit County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA, on August 18, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider public comment and consider changes to the Skagit County Ferry fare schedule; specifically, 1) a 20% average increase to non-peak fares; 2) a 17% average increase to peak fares; and 3) rescind Resolutions R20110099, R20120139 and R20130190. The Department of Public Works is recommending a fare increase for the purpose of establishing a rate structure for the Skagit County ferry system that will meet the 2015 required fare revenue target. This proposal may be approved, modified or rejected by the Board of Skagit County Commissioners. Your views for or against this matter are invited by attendance, representation or letter. More details about the proposal can be found in the Draft 2015 Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report. For questions regarding this proposal, please contact Ferry Operations Divisions Manager, Rachel Rowe at, or (360) 416-1466.

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Portable gas containers
Each vehicle or vehicle and trailer is allowed no more than two 6-gallon containers of gasoline, subject to the following:

  • No single container shall exceed a maximum water capacity of 6 gallons;
  • Gasoline containers must be UL or USCG approved;
  • Portable containers must be tightly closed, not missing any parts, and stowed in a secure manner to the satisfaction of ferry personnel;
  • Portable containers must not be transported in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle;
  • Each owner or operator of a vehicle must advise ferry personnel of the presence in or on their vehicle of any portable containers of gasoline;
  • Gasoline containers shall be made available for inspection by ferry personnel, and a visual inspection must be performed before any containers are allowed onboard;
  • Any container showing deterioration which might affect its integrity will not be allowed onboard the vessel;
  • Smoking is not allowed onboard the ferry at any time.

Portable gasoline containers may only be transported in the open bed of a pick-up truck or on an open trailer. Portable gas containers cannot be transported in the trunk of a vehicle and cannot be carried onboard by a walk-on passenger or in a wheelbarrow.

Passengers can take advantage of Skagit Transit Route 49 plus service via a bus stop located within our brand new Anacortes ferry terminal. The service will operate on a dial-a-ride basis Monday through Saturday. 24 hours advance notice is preferred; however, people can call the same day to schedule a pick-up. Brochures are available in the Anacortes ferry terminal.
For more information, please call Skagit Transit at (360) 757-4433.
More information (Pdf)

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Guemes Island Ferry Data Reports (.xls)

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