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Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe

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News and Notices

May 23, 2024
Guemes Island Ferry Electronic Ticketing System Launch Delayed
The original launch date for the new system was June 6, 2024

May 3, 2024
Guemes Island Ferry Ticketing Meeting Scheduled for May 20, 2024
Skagit County Public Works staff will host a Guemes Island ferry ticketing community meeting on Monday, May 20th.

April 26, 2024
Guemes Island Ferry Ticket Expiration Policy
Skagit County is aware of the complaints submitted regarding the expiration policy of Guemes Island ferry punch cards.

Guemes Island Ferry Electronic Ticketing System
| FAQs

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new electronic ticketing system, provided by Anchor. Anchor's prestigious clientele includes Pierce County Ferries, San Francisco Bay Ferry, NYC Ferry, Fisher Island Ferry, and many more.

Soon you'll have the convenience of pre-purchasing ferry tickets via Skagit County's website using Anchor's user-friendly, mobile-ready platform. Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code, simplifying boarding procedures.

For those who prefer in-person transactions, tickets will still be available at the ferry office in Anacortes, located within the main lobby of the terminal building. Acceptable forms of payment at the ferry terminal include credit, debit, contactless (apple pay and google pay). No cash will be accepted at the ferry terminal; however, in-person cash payments can be accepted at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA, M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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Recently, we closed the small parking lot within the Anacortes ferry terminal area for a lighting project. Thank you for your compliance with the closure. However, we will need to reschedule the work for another time due to unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, the parking lot is re-open. We will do our best to give plenty of notice for the rescheduled work.


February 1, 2024
Skagit County Rejects Bids for Construction of Guemes Island Electric Ferry
On Monday, January 22, 2024, the Skagit Board of County Commissioners voted to reject all submitted bids for construction of the Guemes Island electric ferry.

December 20, 2023
Skagit County Opens Bids for Construction of Guemes Island Electric Ferry
The bid will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

2024-2037 Fourteen Year Ferry Capital Improvement Plan 

2024 Preliminary Guemes Ferry Revenue and Expenses Reports: Revenue | Expense

The preliminary revenue and expense reports have been posted for the Guemes Island Ferry in 2024. The Board of County Commissioners will host a public hearing on the entire 2024 budget on Monday, Dec. 4th, from 10:00am – 11:00am, and then the Commissioners will deliberate on adopting the final budget on Monday, Dec. 11th, from 8:45am – 9:15am. To learn more about the budgeting process and view current documents, please visit the Skagit County Budget and Finance webpage.

To stream the budget public hearing and deliberations, please visit the Commissioner’s webpage. For more information about the 2023 rate study, including the new fare proposal, visit the rate study webpage.
New ferry fares took effect August 15 



Captain Rachel Rowe
Ferry Operations Division Manager
Skagit County Public Works

Anacortes Terminal - 500 I Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Ferry Terminal: (360) 293-6433  
Fax: (360) 293-1899