Guemes Island Ferry Committee Home Page

The Guemes Island Ferry Committee is a group of Guemes Islanders, elected by Guemes Islanders, to represent the interests of the community by coordinating ferry related issues among the ferry users, Skagit County Public Works, and the Skagit County Board of Commissioners.

Current GIFC Members:

John Hopkins

Allen Bush

Andy Leech

Sandy McKean

Gabe Murphy

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Guemes Ferry, please send us an email at and we will do our best to answer your question or will help to point you in the right direction.

Click here to view the GIFC Charter

Guemes Island Ferry Email Updates

With the winter season upon us, ferry service variability can be common.

The GIFC highly recommends signing up for Email Alerts from Skagit County Public Works. Find the link below and sign up.

Guemes Island Ferry Email Updates

Monthly Ferry Committee Meetings

The Guemes Island Ferry Committee meets every second Thursday of the month, currently at the Guemes Island Library. Unless otherwise rescheduled, these meetings start at 7:00pm and are all open to the public. 

If you would like to join GIFC meetings via Zoom, please contact Allen Bush at Send your full name and the email address to be used.

Recent Meeting Notes

GIFC 4/26/2022 Election Results

Voting for the two open seats on the Guemes Island Ferry Committee was completed and the ballots counted Tuesday, April 26. 720 ballots were sent out. 330 were cast.
Andy Leech 204
Gabe Murphy 186
Forrest Nelson 177
Martin Taylor 17 (write in)
Per the Committee Charter Andy and Gabe took office immediately. The Committee expresses its sincere thanks to the five ballot counters.

Guemes Ferry Operations and Service Analysis Update

Skagit County is working with BERK Consulting and KPFF Consulting Engineers to study possible ferry system improvements that address issues identified by the ferry community in two previous online surveys. Once they understand what you are most interested in, they will look at the operational and cost implications of the preferred options.

BERK and KPFF’s work will result in two packages of system improvement options (both prioritizing two round-trips per hour).

Package 1: Service improvements that can be attained with minimal investment

Package 2: Additional service improvements that come at a higher cost

Public Input Opportunities:

- Guemes Ferry Operations and Service Analysis Study website

- Email comments open now:

All Comments will close December 5, 2019 for final report production.

-Final report will include compiled comments and responses.

- Online surveys

Draft Packages and Service Objectives survey open: November 7 – December 5.

Recent Correspondence

Public Works crews will replace the wooden fence along north end of the Guemes ferry parking lot starting Thursday, April 11. Crews and equipment will...
  To Guemes Islanders: In July, 2018, Skagit County Public Works submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)...
Date:  April 28, 2018 To:  The Skagit County Board of Commissioners Re:  Guemes Island Ferry Replacement Project The Guemes Island...