▼Pierce County Ferry Rider Alert
December 23, 2020 12:50 PM
Ferry Tracker tool to be discontinued later this month and unavailable on website. No budget for replacement tool. Other vessel tracking tools are available online. Loading lane cameras show when ferry at or near docks. Sorry for the inconvenience.
November 30, 2020 2:50 PM
Steilacoom terminal will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. In-person tickets at the terminal will not be available during this time. Online tickets can be purchased any time.
November 4, 2020 9:11 AM
The elevator on the ferry is out of service until further notice.
September 25, 2020 4:15 PM
Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards. Thank you for your patience as we work to apply solutions to help reduce line cutting occurrences. An alternative solution will be implemented at a later date.
September 15, 2020 9:09 AM
New policy addresses oversize and overweight loads on Pierce County Ferry system. We may not accept oversize or overweight loads that negatively affect ferry service. Specifically, modular homes will no longer be accepted. View policy at link below.
September 9, 2020 3:32 PM
Pierce County Ferry riders should expect to see Pierce County dump trucks on the ferry during early morning and mid-morning runs on weekdays from Sept. 14 through early December.
Crews will time their trips to minimize impacts to ferry riders. Loading...
September 1, 2020 9:00 AM
Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.
August 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.
Overwide vehicles (reduced from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high...
June 24, 2020 1:00 PM
To comply with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pierce County Ferry will require that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry, effective Friday, June 26.
June 1, 2020 3:16 PM
Recent aggressive driving incidents endangered safety of crew and passengers. PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior. Please bring patience and courtesy when riding ferry and follow directions of crew.
May 18, 2020 3:24 PM
Ferry passenger cabin is limited to 25 passengers. This allows more space for passengers and crew to maintain social distance. Please follow social distancing while in waiting lines, at terminal, and on the ferry. Pierce County Ferry supports essential...
April 10, 2020 7:55 AM
Pierce County Ferry riders may now request a 60-day extension for Value Pass tickets. To qualify for an extension, the Value Pass must have remaining rides and an original expiration date of March 6 or later.
March 17, 2020 3:18 PM
Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update page now includes US Coast Guard crew requirement to operate ferry. We strive to keep you informed, so that you can make appropriate plans. Please follow link and stay informed.
March 13, 2020
Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19. Please follow link to learn about the latest service updates.
March 6, 2020 11:19 AM
During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets; they'll be scanned on the terminal during boarding. Thank you for your attention to this change in procedure.
March 5, 2020 2:47 PM
Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19.
June 26, 2019 3:18 PM
As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. To avoid opportunities for line cutting, park directly behind vehicle ahead of you and do not leave gaps; stay with your vehicle. See link for updated ferry loading guidelines..