Ferry

  1. News Flash
  1. Lummi Island Ferry Return To Service

    The Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, is scheduled to return to service on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Additional Info...
  2. Reminder of Annual Ferry Dry Dock Activities

  3. 2017 Annual Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Activities Press Release

    Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 7th and the Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25th. Additional Info...
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2017 DRY DOCK SCHEDULE!  September 7th through September 25th.

IMPORTANT:

 

The parking to the west side is only available September 8th thru September 20th.  Any vehicle parked in these spots prior to September 8th or after September 20th will be towed with no additional notice and fully at the owner's expense.  No exceptions.
 2017 Gooseberry Point Dry Dock Parking Plan

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Lummi Island Ferry Press Release

Reminder of Annual Ferry Dry Dock Activities - Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Additional Info...

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS!  This is a First-Come, First-Served ferry. (Schedule)

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Lummi Island Sunset - Ferry
Lummi Island Welcome Sign
 
Lummi Island Ferry
Whatcom County Public Works Ferry Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Whatcom Chief. This ferry serves Lummi Island residents, visitors, and businesses, transporting over 171,343 passengers for 2013. This same period has seen vehicle or passenger car trips of 103,695 and total vehicles transported of 106,620.
   
Seasonal Variations
Ridership shows strong seasonal variations. July and August remain the busiest months with over 10% of all vehicle and pedestrian trips occurring in each of these months. The permanent resident population is over 900 and during the summer swells to over 2,000.