Guemes Ferry Information

Travel & Safety Information

Welcome aboard Guemes Island Ferry!

We hope you enjoy your trip on the Guemes Island Ferry.

We ask that you review this important travel & safety information:

Ticket Sales

Tickets are sold in Anacortes for round-trip passage. Tickets for vehicles are sold in the ferry line. Tickets for walk-ons will be sold in the passenger waiting areas. ALL ticket sales & punch cards validation will cease one minute prior to the scheduled sailing time. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

Anacortes Terminal Office

Anacortes Terminal Office


NO CASH. Accepted forms of payment are punch cards, and credit or debit card ONLY.

Multi-Ride Punch Cards

Multi-ride punch cards are available for purchase at the Anacortes terminal between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Only, or can be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. See for more information and an order form.

Online payment for ferry punch cards now available

Using a punch card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare at a significant discount.

Online payment for ferry punch cards now available

Online payment for ferry punch cards is now available. Please use the online order form to place your order and enter payment information.

Your punch card(s) will be mailed to you in 5-7 business days.

Online payment is the first step in implementing electronic ticketing. At this time, online payment is only available for punch cards.

Punch cards are also available for purchase as follows:

  • Using the mail-in order form which can be found online;
  • Phone in your order using the instructions online; or
  • In-person in our ticket office.

Boarding & Loading

All passengers are required to remain in designated passenger waiting areas while the vessel is loading or unloading.

It is illegal to drive on to the ferry while talking on a cell phone.

Do not drive aboard the ferry with children on the driver’s lap. Even a slight misjudgment could result in damage or injury.

When driving on the ferry, please shut off all vehicle lights. Vehicle lights make the loading process difficult for the crew.

Please shut off your engine and set your emergency brake. At no time shall engines be allowed to left running during the crossing.

Keep car doors closed until the vessel is loaded. Opening doors in a lane being loaded can result in delays, damage or injury.

Do not walking between cars, especially during loading, unloading, and landings. A hard landing could result in the movement of cars, thus threatening possible injury for people who may be in between vehicles.

Keep animals on leashes at all times.


Your safety is our concern! Walk-on passengers should remain in the designated passenger waiting areas until directed by the crew. Walk-on passages should not be on the bridge structure while the ferry is landing or when the bridge is being raised or lowered.

Please park bicycles and motorcycles where directed by the crew. Motorcyclists must remain with their bike at all times. Please be prepared to keep your bike stable during the crossing and in changing conditions. Bicycles and motorcycles ride at their own risk.

Please respect the clear zone marked in yellow at the ends of the ferry. The crew needs room to open the gate, secure the vessel and operate the ramp. Extra persons in this area during landing can result in undue hazards.

Open containers of alcohol are prohibited per WA state law. Skagit County reserves the right to refuse passage to anyone who is obviously intoxicated of impaired.

Up to two, 6-gallon portable gasoline containers are allowed only in open beds of a truck or on open trailers, provided they are in good condition, declared to the crew, and capped and stowed property.

For additional safety information, visit


For your convenience, a 72-hour parking lot is available in Anacortes, at 6th Street and K Avenue, for Guemes Island Ferry passengers.

Anacortes Terminal Parking

Anacortes Terminal Parking Lot

Guemes Ferry Safety

Guemes Ferry Bus Route 

Anacortes Terminal Holding Lane 6th St

Guemes Ferry Holding Lane 6th Street

Source: Guemes Ferry Information Brochure PeakFares.pdf  Oct 1, 2022