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Guemes Island Ferry

County Engineer: Paul A. Randall-Grutter, P.E. Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe

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News and Notices

The Draft 2018 Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report is now available, and a public comment period is open until Friday, April 27, 2018.

How to comment:
All comments must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. and include your full name and mailing address.
Email comments are preferred and must be sent to Rachel Rowe, Ferry Operations Division Manager, at with “2018 Revenue Target Report” in the subject line. Please include your comments in the body of your message rather than as attachments.

Paper comments must be printed on 81/2”x11” paper and mailed or delivered to:
                Comments on 2018 Revenue Target Report
                Skagit County Public Works Department
                1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

The draft report will be presented to the Board of Skagit County Commissioners on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. or soon thereafter in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon. The final report will be submitted to the Commissioners on Monday, April 30, 2018.

The Board of Skagit County Commissioners has determined that the M/V Guemes has reached the end of its useful and economic life and needs to be replaced. The Board is considering implementing a ferry vessel replacement surcharge (per RCW 36.54.200). The Board is considering implementing a County vessel replacement surcharge of $1.00 per adult passenger fare sold, $0.50 per senior/youth/disabled passenger fare sold, $1.00 per motorcycle fare sold, $2.00 per vehicle fare sold and $5.00 per oversize vehicle fare sold. Frequent user punch card prices would be adjusted and discounted accordingly. Other proposed changes to the fare schedule include extending the expiration of vehicle punch cards from 90 days to 120 days and eliminating the fee for bicycles.


Captain Rachel Rowe
Ferry Operations Division Manager
Skagit County Public Works

Anacortes Terminal - 500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221
Ferry Office: (360) 293-6433   Cell: (360) 333-1496 
Direct Line: (360) 416-1466     Fax: (360) 293-1899