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Welcome to Lummi Island!

Lummi Island is a community with a very distinct lifestyle and culture. Its permanent residents number about 900, with additional part-time residents well as several bed and breakfasts, restaurants, a main store (the Islander) and a post office. A ten-minute ferry ride off the coast of Whatcom County, Lummi's islanders are known for their friendliness even as the population continues to grow.

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Lummi Island Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some common questions about the Lummi Island area.

  • The community is not part of the Lummi Island Indian Reservation.
  • School is available for children on the Island through grade 6. After that they are bussed to Ferndale, a district whose elementary, middle, and high schools have been recognized as Schools of Excellence.
  • Lummi Island has its own zip code (98262) and post office.
  • The ferry has only been unable to run, because of weather concerns, less than a dozen times in 20 years. General repairs and maintenance are performed during a dry dock period for about two weeks every year. During this time, a foot passenger boat and parking on the mainland is provided by the county.
  • There are 2 bed and breakfasts along with at least 6 vacation rentals on the Island. There are also amenities such as a general store, restaurant, an espresso shop, and fresh seafood sales when in season.
  • The ferry runs weekdays from 5:40 in the morning until midnight, and will continue to run on an unscheduled basis if cars are left on either side after a scheduled run. Weekend and holiday hours are from 7:00 am to midnight.
  • Lummi Island has an EMT unit and a superb volunteer fire department.
  • The Island has one church, which is open to members of all denominations though it is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
  • The Lummi Island Community Club Newsletter, the Island's official publication, is published monthly (except during July and December). It is sent for free to all Islanders, and to subscribers living off the Island.
  • There is a branch of the Whatcom County Library on the Island, which is owned and operated by the Friends of the Island Library, a local community group.
  • The beach across from the Beach Store Café is owned by Whatcom County and is open to the public. Most other beaches are private.
Lummi Island Ferry Schedule (Weekdays)
Ferry departures and arrivals between Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point.

Leaves Lummi Island Leaves Gooseberry Point
5:40 am 6:00 am 5:50 am 6:10 am
6:20 am 7:00 am 6:30 am 7:10 am
7:20 am 7:40 am 7:30 am* 7:50 am
8:00 am 8:20 am 8:10 am 8:30 am
9:00 am 9:20 am 9:10 am 9:30 am
10:00 am 10:20 am 10:10 am 10:30 am
11:00 am 11:20 am 11:10 am 11:30 am
11:40 am 12:00 am 11:50 am 12:10 am
1:00 pm 1:20 pm 1:10 pm 1:30 pm
2:20 pm 3:00 pm 2:10 pm 2:30 pm
3:30 pm 4:00 pm 3:10 pm 3:40 pm
4:20 pm 4:50 pm 4:10 pm 4:30 pm
5:10 pm 5:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:20 pm
5:50 pm 6:10 pm 5:40 pm 6:00 pm
6:30 pm 7:10 pm 6:20 pm 6:40 pm
7:30 pm 7:50 pm 7:20 pm 7:40 pm
8:50 pm 9:10 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm
10:00 pm 11:00 pm 9:20 pm 10:10 pm
12:00 pm   11:10 pm 12:10 pm

Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday: Ferry departs the island on the hour from 7:00 am to midnight. Ferry departs Gooseberry Point at 10 minutes after the hour from 7:10 am to 12:10 am and 12:30 am.

Rates: $4.00 for car and driver; $1 for each additional person.

** Refueling Schedule: Every other Thursday, from approx. 12:30 to 1:20 pm, at the Gooseberry Point dock.

*Commercial Fuel Carrier Weekly Run: Tuesdays and Thursdays. No passengers or private vehicles may be carried.

Annual Dry Dock: Scheduled for September, for about two weeks. A foot-passenger launch operates during this time on the same schedule