Guemes Ferry Out of Service 2.08.2020

Update 02.08.2020 5:21 PM

After a full inspection of the vessel’s machinery, it was determined that the issue that shut down the ferry was not mechanical. We believe the vessel may have struck something with the propeller while crossing the channel. The crew was taking the necessary precautions by shutting down the vessel to ensure safe operation.

As of right now, the ferry has resumed operation. At some point tonight, Saturday, February 8, we may have another small delay for an underwater dive inspection.

We will keep you posted.



Guemes Ferry Out of Service 2.08.2020 4:08 PM

The Guemes Island Ferry is out of service for an undetermined amount of time. We do not know exactly what is going on, but we have a mechanical issue that we are diagnosing. For now, we are not going to move the vessel out of the Anacortes slip; therefore, we cannot provide passenger only service just yet. We will keep you posted.


Captain Rachel Rowe

Ferry Operations Division Manager

Guemes Island Ferry

500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Direct: (360) 416-1466

Cell: (360) 333-1496

source: email 02.08.2020  4:08 PM