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Directions and Transportation Connections

  • The distance from Rosario Resort to the Orcas Island ferry terminal is approximately 13.7 miles. Rosario Resort is located at 1400 Rosario Rd, Eastsound, WA.
    The Orcas Island ferry terminal is located at 8365 Orcas Rd.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please check Security.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee at FAC.


Tourist Information

There are 36-spaces available near the upper tollbooth and another 16 angle spaces near the upper tollbooth, but parking is not allowed on weekends during the summer. Parking is allowed on the county road for a short duration. There is high demand in the summer for parking.

While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:

Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption
Inter-island tickets may be purchased from kiosk in terminal or online in advance.
Tickets are required for traveling inter-island heading westbound from Orcas to Friday Harbor.

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
Pre-ticketed motorcyclists should proceed to lower ticket booth.
Motorcyclists without tickets should purchase fare from upper lot tollbooth.

Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

Motorcycle Special Communication
Recommended arrival time is 20 minutes prior to scheduled sailing.

On high traffic sailings, vessel overloads may occur for travel to Anacortes. To avoid missing a desired sailing, motorcyclists should arrive an hour prior to scheduled sailing.

Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, they are not destination specific and fare payment is required traveling westbound only. Motorcyclists travel free eastbound.

WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and/or over 8’6” wide to have “travel approval” before crossing any of our routes. Vessels on this route have a limited height clearance and trucks may be loaded out of sequence.

Trucks that have a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs but are hauling less than 80,000 lbs will need to provide a weight slip.

Please fill out our Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Travel Request Form by downloading a pdf version of the form and fax it to us at (206) 515-3773. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206) 464-6400 (Seattle).

Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get into the ferry holding lanes at the lower dock. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. The terminal has 2 bike racks which hold 16 bikes.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No.

    San Juan Provisions provides food service on board the ferries and inside the Anacortes passenger terminal.

    Galley hours for the Fall 2017 schedule are in effect October 1 through January 6:

    Vessel #1:  Daily 5:30am to 10:30pm

    Vessel #2:  Daily 4:30am to 10:30pm

    Vessel #3:  Daily 6:30am to 8:30pm

    Vessel #4:  Daily 9:30am to 4:00pm

    Vending machines with snacks and drinks are available at the Orcas terminal and on board the vessels.

  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have a ramp for loading and offloading the ferry. However, the San Juan Islands do not. All of the vessels on these routes do have elevator access.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need access to an elevator, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasurable as possible.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info


Fare Discounts

We offer seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. We offer special rates for youth ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

For more information check Fares.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items are turned in to the Anacortes ferry terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at (206) 515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, (closed 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for lunch). Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.