2024 Ferry service
April 26 – September 22
Departs Port Townsend at 9am
Departs Friday Harbor between 1-3pm
(must call to confirm departure time)
One Way Fares
Adult: $55.50; Child (2-10): $35; Infants: FREE
Bicycle/Kayak: $15 each (sorry, no e-bikes allowed)
One-way tickets are valid for split day travel only (e.g. travel on Friday and return on Sunday). Cannot be used for round trip travel on the same calendar day.
Variable. Departure time from Friday Harbor is variable each day, and ranges from 1-3pm. Guests are required to call our office by 12pm to find that day’s exact departure time.
Travel between two of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic destinations! This official Washington state ferry route connects Port Townsend and Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. We most often sail the Red Head for this tour.
Whale watching guarantee does not apply on one-way trips.
Whale-wise Whale Watching
Puget Sound Express is a proud member of the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), dedicated to responsible, sustainable marine wildlife viewing and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. We’re also dedicated to reducing our footprint out there. The Saratoga and Swiftsure are sound-proofed, hydrofoil jet boats with no propellers, making them the quietest vessels in the whale watch fleet.