2017 DRY DOCK SCHEDULE!  September 7th through September 25th.

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

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  1. 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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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.