Port Townsend – San Juan Island Passenger Ferry

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 depart Port Townsend at 9am, and arrive at Friday Harbor for lunch. We depart Friday Harbor between 1pm-3:30pm (call our office for that day’s departure time), and arrive back in Port Townsend by 5pm.

  • Heading to San Juan Island for a kayak tour? No problem. We are happy to transport your kayak on the boat for a small fee.
  • Planning to bike around San Juan Island? No problem. For a small fee, we can take your bicycle too!

As of August 16, 2021, per guidance from Jefferson County Department of Public Health, all guests must wear facemasks over nose and mouth when inside the vessel. PSE does not provide masks, so please be sure to bring masks with you!

Note: For confirmed trips, any cancellation 48 hours prior to departure incurs a $10 charge. Changes to confirmed reservations within 48 hours are subject to a $10 per person rescheduling fee. After 48 hours, there are no refunds available.

CHECK-IN (Port Townsend) Travelers must be checked-in no later than 45 minutes prior to sailing. Boarding closes 15 minutes before departure. Due to stringent departure requirements, late arrivals will be cancelled with no refunds.

CHECK-IN (Friday Harbor) Travelers must call our office (360-385-5288) no later than 12:30pm to find that day’s exact departure time, and be at the dock no later than 15 minutes before departure. Due to stringent departure requirements, late arrivals will be cancelled with no refunds.

Are you traveling with an infant?
Children under the age of 2 can travel for free; however, if the boat is full that day, your child will be required to sit on your lap. You also have the option of purchasing a child’s rate ticket to ensure seating for your infant.

30 minutes prior to departure, check in at the PSE Office in Port Townsend.

Right out the office front door, we board the comfy 70-seat Glacier Spirit.

Your safety is our number one priority – once aboard, your captain will tell you everything you need to know to enjoy your trip.

The Glacier Spirit leaves Point Hudson in the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend. A great destination for a day, weekend, or longer. Our round trip tour departs Port Townsend at 9am and heads across the magnificent Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the San Juan Islands. Along the way, the natural history and wildlife are pointed out by our trained marine naturalist.

Blueberry buckle

Don’t miss a PSE exclusive – Sherri’s famous blueberry buckle – made fresh daily and available in our galley.

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Port Townsend/Friday Harbor


June – September, 2022


Variable. Port Townsend departures are at 9am. Departure time from Friday Harbor is variable each day, and ranges from 1pm-3:30. Guests are required to call our office by 12:30 to find that day’s exact departure time.


Passenger ferry


Note: Whale sighting guarantee does not apply on one-way trips.

Adult: $55.50
Child (2-10): $35
Infants: FREE
Bicycle/Kayak: $15

NOTE: Passage from Friday Harbor to Port Townsend isn’t guaranteed until you call the office at 360-385-5288.

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