Summer Road Work Scheduled for Lummi Island

Dump Trucks on FerryLummi Island Ferry passengers may have noticed gravel trucks making trips to and from the island in the last few days. Drivers can expect to see gravel trucks on the ferry through April 1 as we prepare to chip seal county roads on the island this summer. The work is weather dependent, and will likely take place starting in June or July 2020. We will add more information as we get closer to the start of this project.

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  1. Planned Service Outage March 11 for Lummi Island Ferry

    The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10am – 3pm on Wednesday, March 11, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. Additional Info...
  2. 1st Quarter 2020 Punch Card Sale Dates at Lummi Island Ferry Office

    The next three Lummi Island punch card sales dates are: January 8, 2020 February 5, 2020 March 4, 2020 Punch card sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office. Additional Info...
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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.


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

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.

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