Guemes Island Ferry

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Guemes Island Ferry

Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe
About the Guemes island ferry

Skagit County has operated a vehicle and passenger ferry service between Anacortes and Guemes Island, WA since the early 1960s. The current vessel, the M/V GUEMES, is a 21-vehicle, 99-passenger, diesel-powered ferry that was built and put into service in 1979. Today, the ferry operates 365 days a year and transports roughly 200,000 vehicles and 400,000 passengers annually.

There are no alternative roads or highways that provide access to Guemes Island; as such, the Skagit County ferry system serves as a vital transportation link for its ridership. In addition to transporting commuters, the ferry also carries tourist traffic, construction and logging trucks, essential services trucks and emergency vehicles and personnel to and from the Island.

Ticket Information
  • Vehicle tickets (including drivers and passengers) are sold in line as you board.
  • Walk-on tickets are sold in the fenced outdoor waiting area.
  • Punch cards are sold at the ticket office window (in the main lobby).
  • All ticket sales/punch card verification will cease 1 minute prior to sailing time.
  • Forms of payment accepted:
    • Punch cards
    • Credit/Debit Cards

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