Guemes Island Ferry

County Engineer: Paul A. Randall-Grutter, P.E. Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe
  Guemes Island Ferry
Anacortes Terminal:
500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221
Ferry Office Phone:
(360) 293-6433
Fax: (360) 293-1899

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Guemes Island Ferry
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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

Guemes Island Ferry Replacement Project

Ferry Haul-Out & Punch Card Expiration
The ferry haul-out will be February 28th, starting at 1:00 p.m. through March 28, 2017.  Due to the month-long shut-down, the expiration dates on vehicle and driver punch cards will be extended for 30 days past the stamped expiration date. The 30-day exten­sion will apply only to vehicle and driver punch cards that are stamped with an expiration date of February 28, 2017, or later.

Punch Cards Can Be Ordered By Phone Or Mail:
Did you know you can call in an order for a punch card, pay by credit card and we will mail it to you?  You can also order through the mail using our easy order form.  

Purchasing punch cards through the mail can be an easy and convenient way to purchase punch cards without waiting around at the terminal.  Ferry riders may purchase multi-ride punch cards by mailing in the online punch card order form and a check or money order.  There is also an option to pay by credit card and receive the punch card in the mail by calling Marie Henry, at (360) 416-1419.  Please be ready with your order and credit card information. 

For more information, contact Ferry Operations Division Manager, Rachel Rowe, at (360) 416-1466.

The 2017 Fourteen-Year Ferry Capital Improvement Plan was presented to, and approved by, the Board of Skagit County Commissioners on December 20, 2016 [video]. For questions regarding the report or the presentation, please contact Rachel Rowe, Ferry Operations Division Manager, by email at:, or by phone at: (360) 416-1400.

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 409 via a bus stop located at 6th Street and I Avenue. The service will operate every 30 minutes Monday through Saturday. Weekday service at the ferry terminal begins at 7:29 AM and ends at 4:24 PM. Saturday service beings at the ferry terminal at 8:25 AM and ends at 4:29 PM. Skagit Transit provides connecting service to most major destinations in Skagit County. Riders can also take Skagit Transit to Mount Vernon to connect to Greyhound and Amtrak as well as services to Bellingham and Everett. For more information, please call Skagit Transit at (360) 757-4433 or go to

Document and Report Archive
Guemes Island Ferry Data Reports [.xls]