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Additional Fare Information
Read the following to gain extra information about the fares for the ferry:
  • Peak Season vs. Non-Peak Season refers to a seasonal change in fares depending on the time of the year. Peak Season is defined as May 1 through September 30. Non-Peak Season is defined as October 1 through April 30.
  • Senior citizens (age 65+) must show valid photo ID or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit at the time of boarding.
  • Disabled passengers must show a valid disability ID at the time of boarding (Regional Reduced Fare Permit, ADA paratransit card or Medicare Card with photo ID)
  • Value Pass tickets are valid for 40 days from date of purchase until the expiration date indicated on each ticket. They may be used by only one passenger per vehicle per trip and may not be used by other vehicles or passengers waiting to board the ferry vessel. No refunds for unused, lost, or stolen tickets. 
  • Vehicle length is measured from furthest protruding item at the front of the vehicle to the furthest protruding item at the rear of the vehicle and/or trailer. Logging trucks, whether loaded or unloaded, will be charged the 60 to under 70 feet category. 
  • Large carry-on items including kayaks, canoes, and other items of comparable size, which are typically stowed on the vehicle deck of the ferry vessel, shall be charged at the motorcycle rate. This rate includes the fare for the walk-on passenger carrying the item to be stowed.
  • The only government and public institution vehicles with a tax-exempt license plate that will be provided free passage are police, fire, and medical vehicles and only in the event of an emergency. 
  • Vehicles 80 feet or longer, or over 11 feet in width, must schedule their departure time in advance. Call (253) 588-1950 for scheduling purposes.
  • Tickets purchased online or at the terminal can be refunded through Pierce County by completing a refund request form.