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Water Transport

Alaska Marine Highway System

Bellingham is the southern port of the Alaska Ferry, which departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven (I-5 Exit 250). The ferry makes a week-long voyage through Alaska’s Inside Passage, stopping at numerous ports including Ketchikan and Juneau. Go to ferryalaska.com to see the schedule.

Updated Alaska Ferry schedule information is at: http://dot.alaska.gov/amhs/.

While regular ferry service to the San Juan islands operates from Anacortes, WA, San Juan cruises and other operators from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal offer access both by tours and charters.

The ferry to Lummi Island departs Gooseberry Point on a regular schedule throughout the day. Take I-5 Exit 260. This is a first-come, first-served ferry. Pricing can be found here.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday: 5:40 a.m.- 12:10 a.m.
  • Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Sundays & Holidays: 7 a.m. – 12:10 a.m.
    Holidays: New Year’s Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Directions

From Canada & Points North

  • Follow Interstate 5 south to Slater Road Exit 260
  • Turn right or West on Slater Road
  • Follow Slater Road 3.22 miles to Haxton Way
  • Turn left or South on Haxton Way
  • Follow Haxton Way 7.02 miles to the Whatcom County Public Works Lummi Island Ferry

From Seattle & Points South

  • Follow Interstate 5 north to Slater Road Exit 260
  • Turn left or West on Slater Road
  • Follow Slater Road 3.22 miles to Haxton Way
  • Turn left or South on Haxton Way
  • Follow Haxton Way 7.02 miles to the Whatcom County Public Works Lummi Island Ferry

The Port of Bellingham operates a number of the transportation connections within Whatcom County including the airport, marinas, cruise terminal, and Fairhaven Station, where Amtrak train and bus services are located.

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