Lummi Island

Lummi Island is a best-kept secret of the San Juan Islands. This pristine rural gem is less than twenty minutes from Bellingham and a mere 10 minutes by the Whatcom Chief ferry. This half mountainous, half rural island is a peaceful, unspoiled getaway with tranquil beaches and 18 miles of country roads ideal for bike riding, walking or bird watching. 

The Island waters are popular for kayaking and Orca whales are often seen close to shore. Lummi Island is home to many artists and artisans who hold Artist’s Studio Tour open houses. 

The Whatcom Chief’s annual dry dock outage is scheduled for May 18-June 15, 2024. During this time, only the passenger ferry will offer service; the vehicle ferry will not be in operation. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to visit the island on foot or by bicycle! Click here for more information.

Just because this rural island is undeveloped does not mean there are no services. There are espresso shops; a country store; one inn; two full-service restaurants.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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