Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island Ferry

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About the Pierce County Ferry

The Pierce County Ferry provides service between the town of Steilacoom and Anderson and Ketron islands. All fares are roundtrip and are collected at the Steilacoom Terminal.

We offer three ways to buy ferry tickets:
  1. Buy ticket online
  2. Smartphone app for Android or Apple
  3. In-person at the Steilacoom Ferry Terminal.
Ferry riders must have the correct ticket(s) or passage will be denied. Times listed in the schedule are departure times. Ferry vessel loading may end up to five minutes in advance of departure.
Click for directions to Pierce County Ferry (Steilacoom, Anderson Island and Ketron Island).

Using the Ferry

Walk-On Passengers
  • Must be aboard five minutes prior to departure time.
  • While disembarking, wait in the designated area until directed.
  • Must be in line 20 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Keep railroad tracks clear at all times.
  • For loading lanes, fill Lane 1 first, Lane 2 second and Lane 3 last.
  • Please turn off cell phones when loading and disembarking.
  • Follow all crew instructions.
  • Drive 5 mph or less.
  • At night, turn car headlights off and use only parking lights when loading.
  • When parking on the deck, pull as close as you can to the vehicle in front of you, set the emergency brake and turn the engine off.
  • Motorcycle boarding:  Before boarding begins (red light), motorcycles may pull down to the front of the loading lanes in designated areas. It is safer not to mix motorcycles with other vehicles during the loading process; keeping them together on the ferry uses space more efficiently. If arriving during boarding (green light), motorcycles should get in line behind vehicles already in lanes and not pull to the front.

Steilacoom Camera

Steilacoom Camera

Anderson Island Camera

Anderson Island Camera

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Customer Service: (253) 588-1950
Refunds or Purchase Issues: (253) 798-7251
Ferry Administration: (253) 798-7250
After Hours Emergency: (253) 798-6000
Steilacoom Landing:
56 Union Ave.
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Office Location:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322