The Anacortes Ferry Routes And Schedule
Anacortes, located in Skagit County, Washington, is very well known for the dock of the Washington State Ferries and the terminal that serves Shaw Island, Lopez Island, San Juan Island and Orcas Island, but also British Columbia, Victoria on Vancouver Island. The ferry of Skagit County serves a residential island called Guemes Island and located across the Guemes Channel, in the north of Anacortes.
The Anacortes and San Juan Islands ferry follow the Coast Salish canoe routes. The route starts from Anacortes, then comes Fidalgo Island, through the Rosario Strait and the Thatcher Pass. During the autumn and winter, there are usually cancelled routes because of the rough waters on the Rosario Strait. During the summer, five vessels travel on these routes. One of them is for travelling between the islands, three of them are for domestic travel and one is for the international travel from Anacortes to Sidney BC on Vancouver Island.
These are the main vessels:
- M/V Yakima
- M/V Chelan
- M/V Klahowya
- M/V Samish
- M/V Elwha
The Schedule of the Anacortes Ferries
Usually, the Anacortes ferries do not travel on holidays or on bad weather. There are cancelled routes because of weather problems or technical problems that can appear on the ferries. You can use an online calculator to see how much time does it take for you to use the Anacortes ferry service. A reservation is recommended if you are not a regular ferry user. The Anacortes Ferry Schedule can be found online and you should follow it to see if there are changes operated. You can also take your pet with you if you have got a portable kennel or carrier and if it is non-disruptive, meaning that it does not growl, bark or whimper constantly.