Port of Bellingham to Launch Free Passenger Ferry Service

Starting June 3, the Port of Bellingham will offer passenger-only ferry service between Point Roberts Marina and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal for free on Mondays and Thursdays. Passengers are encouraged to make reservations at www.portofbellingham.com/pointrobertsferry, as space will be limited. The ferry will accept guests without reservations if there are no-show passengers.

Point Roberts Ferry is allowing up to six bikes each ferry trip, and they should be included in the reservation. Transit links in Bellingham are near the cruise terminal at Fairhaven Station.

For more information, visit http://www.ridewta.com/.

Ferry and WTA connections require passengers to wear face masks, and will limit the number of boarding passengers.

Since August 2020, the port has been providing emergency ferry service from Point Roberts to mainland Whatcom County to help ease challenges brought on the closure of the US/Canada border to non-essential travel due to COVID-19 restrictions.

While not physically connected to the continental U.S., Point Roberts is part of Whatcom County through Canada.

By Pacific Maritime