Guemes Island Ferry

Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe
The Thanksgiving holiday sailing schedule for the ferry will be as follows:

Wednesday, November 25th,
Regular Sailing Schedule; 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 26th,
HOLIDAY SAILING SCHEDULE (Sat. Schedule w/ Service ending at 10pm)
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th, Regular Weekend Sailing Schedule

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

Electric Ferry Presentation to Board of Skagit County Commissioners December 8, 2015
Skagit County Public Works is currently interested in finding out more about a new electric ferry as a potential replacement vessel for the M/V Guemes. The Department is also interested in possibly participating in a Research & Development and Demonstration Match Program offered through the Clean Energy Fund II. Grants offered through this program match funding of federal funds or other non-state funding sources used to research, develop and demonstrate clean energy technologies. At this time, Skagit County is in the “gathering information” stage of the process.

In order to learn more, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners welcomes Joseph Payne, from EESImarine, for a presentation of his electric ferry design package. The presentation will take place Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, located at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. The community is welcome to attend the presentation and learn more about this zero emissions electric ferry system.

For more information, please contact Rachel Rowe, Ferry Operations Division Manager, at (360) 416-1400, or at

On September 8, 2015, the Board of Commissioners approved a fare increase for the Skagit County Ferry System. The new rates will go into effect October 1, 2015. After September 18, 2015, punch cards, at the current rates, will no longer be available for purchase. So please plan accordingly. Riders may continue using their unexpired punch cards through September 30, 2015. New punch cards can be purchased starting September 21, 2015 for use starting October 1, 2015. More information will be available later this week regarding refunds for unused, unexpired punch cards. Please check our website often for updates to this information.

For more information, please call our ferry office, at (360) 293-6433, or contact Rachel Rowe, Ferry Operations Division Manager, at (360) 416-1400, or

On September 8, 2015, the Board of Skagit County Commissioners approved a fare increase for the Skagit County Ferry System. In accordance with Resolution R20150261, the new rates will go into effect October 1, 2015. The Board of Skagit County. [more]

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.
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