San Juan Island Ferry Schedule

Washington State Ferries serves four major islands in the San Juan Islands. From east to west, they are Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island. The San Juan Island ferry schedule changes 4 times per year. One can travel from Anacortes to the San Juan Island, as well as among them, or as locals say “inter island”. Loading by auto or foot is always on a first-come, first served basis. If you are a ‘walk – on passenger’ you will not have any difficulty getting aboard. Show up about 1/2 hour prior to the ferry departure in Anacortes to purchase your walk – on ticket. It will be between $12 – $14 and is ROUND TRIP. If you are bringing your car to the San Juan Islands, be in line about 1 hour prior to the ferry schedule departure. In June, July  and August arrive at least 1.5 hours or more ahead of time. You might consider leaving you car and renting a car on island. Or rent a bike or a moped. In the summer, there is a bus that runs from Roche Harbor to Friday Harbor and back about every hour. Car and passenger prices for the ferry run about $50 – $60 and is ROUND TRIP. In anticipation of the ferry line you might like to plan ahead by bringing a good book, snacks, or something to pass the time. Or . . .  make a new friend in line. Islanders are a bit gabby so don’t be shy.

San Juan Island Ferry at Anacortes Photo of Anacortes Ferry going to the San Juan Islands

Will I make the boat? Take a live look at the Ferry Terminal Cams in Anancortes Below is the 2015 Spring San Juan Island ferry schedule. This Ferry schedule is good only: March 22, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Westbound Daily

Anacortes
Lopez
March 22 to June 13, 2015
Shaw
March 22 to June 13, 2015
Orcas
March 22 to June 13, 2015
Friday Harbor
March 22 to June 13, 2015
  4:15 Non - Stop  -----   -----   -----   5:20
  5:30 .......7:00  6:20no Friday Harbor
  6:20  7:10  -----   -----   7:40 
  ----- 6:55 
Interisland
7:15
Interisland
7:35
Interisland
8:15
Interisland
  7:30  -----   9:00  8:20no Friday Harbor
  8:30 INTERNATIONAL
Arrives Sydney 11:10 AM from Friday Harbor
  -----   -----   ----- 9:55
  9:30 Non-Stop  -----   ----- 10:35
  -----  9:55
Interisland
10:15
interisland
10:35
interisland
11:15 
interisland
10:3511:2511:4011:50no Friday Harbor
12:35 PM here down1:15...........no Friday Harbor
  -----   1:0512:20 12:402:00
1:55 Friday  -----   -----  3:00 Friday
1:55 Sunday2:45 Sunday
  2:40...............3:45
 3:40.....4:354:45no Friday Harbor
  no - interisland only3:50 (except Sun & Holiday)4:10 (except Sun & Holiday)  4:30 (except Sun & Holiday)5:10 (except Sun & Holiday)
4:305:20  -----   ----- 5:50
  6:006:50  -----   ----- 7:20
6:30.....7:257:35 no Friday Harbor 
.....7:307:508:058:45
8:259:15  ----- .....9:45 
8:55.....9:459:55no Friday Harbor
10:30 Fridays only11:25 Fridays Only.....11:55 Fridays Only12:35 AM Saturday

Eastbound Daily

Friday HarborOrcasShawLopezAnacortes
5:45..........  6:30  7:10
6:10
Interisland
  7:35  unloads eastbound traffic on westbound sailing  7:15 unloads eastbound traffic on westbound sailing6:50.....
..... 6:457:007:308:10
8:05...............  9:10 
8:30
Interisland Ferry
  9:15  9:30  9:50 
.....   8:50   9:059:3510:15
11:05 occasionally makes
a prearranged stop at
Lopez to pick up School
vehicles
...............12:10
11:3512:4012:20 (stops here 1st)1:00.....
1:55 INTERNATIONAL ferry that comes from the 12:05 departing Sydney BC ...............3:00 this ferry will go through customs - expect delays
.....12:2012:40.....1:30
...............1:352:15
2:15 (Sun & Holidays)..........3:05 (Sun & Holidays)3:55 (Sun & Holidays)
2:20 (except Sun & Holidays)3:10 (except Sun & Holidays)3:25 (except Sun & Hoidays)3:45 (except Sun & Holidays).....
.....3:15 Sunday..........4:05 Sunday
4:15..........5:005:40
  ----- 5:154:35.....6:05
5:45 Inter island Ferry6:457:007:20.....
6;25..........7:107:50
.....  8:25  8:00   8:50  9:30 
7:45..........8:259:05
.....7:507:25.....8:40
8:50 Friday...............10:10 Friday
.....10:059:45.....10:55
10:05...............11:10