Lummi Island Ferry

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  1. News Flash
  1. Public Works Selects Familiar Face to Helm Ferry Program

    Please join us in thanking Senior Master Rich Hudson for his service to Whatcom County and extending a warm welcome to Gary Poole in his new role, effective December 2, 2023. Read on...
  2. December 6 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

    The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities. Read on...
  3. Parking Enforcement Reminder for Lots on Lummi Island

    Public Works staff will be on the Island soon to mark and tag vehicles that need to be removed from the parking lots near the ferry. Thank you for following the time limits for each lot. Read on...
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Signup to Receive Email or Text Messages

Using the Notify Me system, you can sign up to get 'News Flash' notifications by text or email whenever we have Lummi Island ferry updates to share.

How to sign up to receive email and/or text notifications: 

  1. Go to the Notify Me page on our website. 
  2. Type in your email address and phone number under the ‘Your Profile Information’ section at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll down to the News Flash section, and find the News Flash labeled Public Works – Lummi Island Ferry and Roadways. 
  4. Click on the envelope icon and/or the phone icon, depending on your preferences. The envelope icon will send you emails, and the phone icon will send you text messages. 
  5. Finally, you will get an email or text confirmation from Civic Plus (depending on which icon you click in Step 4). Click the link to confirm your subscription.  

Traveling with Long Overhang past Rear Axles Notice

If you are transporting a trailer or driving a vehicle with a long overhang past the rear axles, we strongly suggest you travel aboard the Whatcom County ferry at a tide no lower than 4 feet.

Tides lower than 4 feet produce an approach angle too steep to be corrected by ramp adjustment and damage to your trailer or vehicle and/or our equipment may occur.

Be advised, tide restrictions for weight also apply. We ask that you take both weight and length past rear axles into account before traveling aboard the Whatcom County ferry.

Weight-Related Rules and Restrictions  

Vehicles over 40,000 GVW are prohibited on the ferry during any tide under zero. This prevents damage to ferry loading ramps.

Lummi Island Sunset - Ferry

Seasonal Variations

Ridership shows strong seasonal variations. July and August remain our busiest months with over 10% of all vehicle and pedestrian trips in each of these months. The permanent resident population is over 900, and during the summer the island's population swells to over 2,000.

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