The Whatcom Chief is back in service, having returned from dry dock on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
The Lummi Island Ferry, the Whatcom Chief, is scheduled to return to full service on Sunday, May 21, 2023. This planned return to service date is contingent upon completing the remaining shipyard repairs and sea trials. If the date should change, we will provide additional communications.
Please review the following for ferry & shuttle service information and vehicle removal requirements.
SHUTTLE VAN SERVICE:
If you have questions about the changeover process or the Whatcom Chief's return to service, contact the Whatcom County Public Works Ferry Division at 360-778-6200 or [email protected].
If the dry dock schedule changes, this webpage will be updated, and email notifications will be sent.
Please contact Whatcom County Public Works Administration with questions or concerns at 360-778-6200 or email [email protected].
The contracted passenger-only ferry will provide service between Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. The maximum number of passengers allowed on the passenger ferry at any time is 55.
Rules for the passenger ferry:
The shuttle must meet a very tight schedule. Please be at the shuttle van stop early to be sure of a ride. The maximum number of passengers allowed in the shuttle van at any one time is 15. No exceptions.
Vehicle parking information is referenced in the maps below:
It is extremely important that designated 'no parking' areas are kept open and clear for the smooth operations of the ferry system and shuttle van, and for safety and fire access.