At the tip of the Door County peninsula, you’ll find Washington Island and the Washington Island Ferry!

Schedules and Rates

Today's Washington Island Ferry Schedule

June 14 - September 2

To island

  • 7:30 am
  • 8:15 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 9:45 am
  • then, departing on :15 and :45 throughout the day until 6:45 pm

To mainland

  • 6:45 am
  • 7:30 am
  • 8:15 am
  • 9:00 am
  • then, departing on :00 and :30 throughout the day until 6:00 pm

Friday Night Trips

June 21 - August 2

To island

  • 7:45 pm
  • 8:15 pm
  • 9:15 pm
  • 10:30 pm

To mainland

  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm
  • 9:45 pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

Vehicle on the ferry with a brown and white dog sticking it's head out of the window

Can I take my pet on the ferry?

Yes! Leashed pets are allowed on the Washington Island Ferry and the Rock Island Ferry free of charge. Don’t forget to share photos of you and your pets taking the ferry on social media!

Passengers aboard the Karfi about to doc at Rock Island

Do I need my car on Washington Island?

Transportation is recommended on Washington Island. You can bring your vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle on the Washington Island Ferry. Once you arrive, bicycle, UTV and moped rentals are available adjacent to the Washington Island Ferry dock.

Back of the Cherry Train

What can I do on Washington Island?

From hiking trails, campsites, beaches and wildlife to the rich history, local shops and eateries, there’s something here for everyone! You can find a full list of Washington Island activities and attractions on our plan a trip page.

Getting to washington Island

The Washington Island Ferry is located at the tip of the Door Peninsula, in the Northeast corner of Wisconsin. Take Highway 57 North from Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay. From there, you can take either Hwy 42 or Hwy 57 to Sister Bay. Then, follow Hwy 42 to its end at Northport Pier. If you plan to visit Washington Island without your vehicle, parking is available on the mainland. Once you board the Washington Island Ferry, we’ll take it from there!

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About Washington Island

Washington Island is a 22-square mile, year-round home to over 700 people and a destination for thousands of visitors annually. The Washington Island Ferry is a vital, year-round mode of transportation, crossing Death’s Door passage on the way to the island. The island offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities suitable for warm or cool weather.

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Featured Washington Island Destinations

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions or comments about our ferry service, Washington Island, Rock Island or the Cherry Train.

Washington Island Ferry Line

P.O. Box 39
Washington Island, WI 54246

Northport Pier

215 WI-42
Ellison Bay, WI 54210

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