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

  1. News Flash


Whatcom County Public Works Department is working with the Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee for the proposed goal statements and level of service (LOS) request for the Lummi Island Ferry System. The Committee voted to move the draft resolution to the Whatcom County council. The County Council is scheduled to review and potentially approve the resolution at their February 21, 2017 meeting.

Roland Middleton, LEG

Special Programs Manager

Public Works Administration




(360) 778-6212



Lummi Island Sunset - Ferry
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.