Pierce County Ferry will follow the two-boat schedule (indicated with two-boat icon below) on Friday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 7. The ferry will operate on a one-boat schedule (indicated with one-boat icon below) Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6.
The 4:45 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. departures from Steilacoom will not occur on Sept. 7.
The ferry will return to a one-boat schedule Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Vehicles, drivers, and passengers must be in position with tickets 20 minutes prior to departure times or they may not be allowed to board the ferry.
Additional service provider run will occur the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, departing Steilacoom at 9 a.m. and Ketron Island at 9:30 a.m. Please note that the printed schedules do not show the correct time for the additional service provider run.
Passengers departing Ketron Island must make a reservation a minimum of 60 minutes in advance by calling (253) 588-1950.
Labor Day Weekend Ridership
The chart below shows ferry ridership from last year's Labor Day holiday period. This information should be helpful in planning your holiday travel plans this year. Peak ridership times should be similar this year.
Use the scroll bar to see all days, or select specific days and route direction on the right.
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Thanksgiving Day and day after
Christmas Eve and Day
New Year's Eve and Day
Extreme low tides
Oversize and low vehicles may be restricted during times of extremely low tides – these are tides of zero feet and below. Vehicles with low-hanging parts (bumpers, hitches, etc.) and extended overhangs from the rear axle (such as recreational vehicles) may be denied access to the ferry during extreme low tides.