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Interisland Ferry

How do I get from island to island on the ferry?

Take the Interisland ferry! The Washing State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Page doesn't show any interisland connections or provide the option to book travel between islands.  This is because interisland reservations are not available on the interisland ferry.  There are, however interisland ferries that run between the islands on a daily basis. Interisland ferries are loaded on a first-come basis for vehicles. 

Interisland ferry schedule

To plan a trip to another island, you will need to find the interisland ferry sailings on the main schedule.  The interisland ferry sailing times are highlighted in gray.  

For example, the schedule to the right is showing the westbound sailings. If you wanted to travel west from Orcas to San Juan on the first interisland ferry available, you would need to catch the 6:45 a.m. sailing. That ferry stops at Shaw and Lopez Island first, arriving at Friday Harbor at 8:15 a.m.  

Find the Complete Eastbound and Westbound Sailing Schedule HERE

There are westbound sailings and eastbound sailings.  Plan on arriving 30-45 minutes (45-60 in summer) ahead of your departure to get in line.  Interisland ferries are loaded on a first come first serve basis.

Interisland ferry fees

Walk-on passengers ride free on interisland ferries, but vehicles are charged a fee if traveling westbound from each island (example: Orcas Island to Friday Harbor). Eastbound sailings between the islands are free (example: Friday Harbor to Orcas Island). Calculate your interisland fee HERE


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