Ferry Shuttle Service
Pierce County will be offering a free shuttle service between the Steilacoom Ferry Terminal and the Pierce College and on Anderson Island on the following days:
On Anderson Island, the shuttle route includes the following stops:

  Anderson Island Ferry Terminal Parking Lot
11108 Yoman Rd, Anderson Island, WA 98303

  Lowell Johnson Park Trailhead
9717 114th Ave, Anderson Island, WA 98303

  Anderson Island General Store 
0202 Eckenstam Johnson Rd, Anderson Island, WA 98303

  Jacobs Point Park Trailhead
11815 Eckenstam Johnson Rd, Anderson Island, WA 98303

  Andy’s Marine Park Trailhead
Clauson Rd, Anderson Island, WA 98303
   Why is the shuttle being offered?
During dry dock inspections for the Steilacoom II, the contractor working for Pierce County discovered unexpected damage to the #2 end propeller shaft that required extensive repair work to correct. Repair of this damage is complete but delayed the overall drydock project.

As a result, the additional departures on Friday, Sunday, and Monday are canceled for the weekends of May 26, June 2, and June 9.

To help meet the peak-season demand, we are encouraging visitors and commuters to use the walk-on service.

The Steilacoom II is now expected to return to Steilacoom on June 9. Once back at the Steilacoom Terminal, HMS crews will need a few days to restock the boat with safety equipment and ensure it is ready for service. Thank you for your patience during this time.
  Travel Tips:
  • The shuttle is free to all ferry passengers. You do not need to show your ticket to the driver upon boarding. Please consult the shuttle schedule and wait by the shuttle stop area marked with the Pierce County signage. 
  • Walk-on passengers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at PierceCountyWa.gov/FerryTickets or via the City Experiences App. All fares are round trip and collected at the Steilacoom Terminal. 
  • If you are traveling from mainland, park at the Pierce College’s Fort Steilacoom Campus in Parking Lot D (South Overflow). Please remove all valuables and lock your vehicle before boarding the shuttle. Pierce County does not assume any responsibility for loss of personal property or damages to vehicles. 
  • If the walk-on option does not fit with your travel plans, drive-on passengers should consider taking an earlier ferry or carpooling. 
  • Please note that on a typical weekend, the busiest sailing is the 2:45 p.m. departure from Steilacoom. 
Additional Information
  • In the event the shuttle is running behind schedule, the ferry will not be able to adjust the schedule and will leave the dock at the scheduled departure time.
  • Passengers with disabilities are encouraged to drive on the ferry. 
  • Strollers may be brought onboard the shuttle, but you will need to carry them onboard yourselves. 
  • The shuttles are not equipped with bike racks; bicycles are also not allowed onboard the shuttles. 
  • Service animals are allowed on the shuttle and in the passenger cabin of the ferry. 
  • Pets are allowed on the ferry deck and in cars. However, pets are not allowed in the passenger cabin of the ferry nor the shuttles.
   Pierce Transit
Pierce Transit’s Route 212 travels between the Steilacoom Ferry Terminal and Pierce College. On Sundays, Pierce Transit will be operating direct routes to Piere College from the Steilacoom Ferry terminal.  
Check the bus schedule  for travel times. If you take the Pierce Transit bus, you will need to pay the bus fare. You may use your ORCA Card on Pierce Transit. However, the Pierce County Ferry system does not accept ORCA Cards.  
You must purchase your ferry tickets in person at the terminal or online at PierceCountyWa.gov/FerryTickets or via the City Experiences App.

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  Anderson Island Ferry Shuttle Schedule Departures
June 2-5    |    June 10-11

AI Ferry Terminal Parking

Lowell Johnson Park
 AI General Store
 Jacobs Point Park Trailhead
Andy's Marine Park Trailhead
Arrive at Anderson Island Ferry Terminal
10:05 AM10:14 AM10:25 AM10:35 AM10:45 AM10:55 AM
11:10 AM11:19 AM11:30 AM11:40 AM11:50 AM12:00 PM
12:45 PM12:54 PM1:05 PM1:15 PM1:25 PM1:35 PM
2:00 PM2:09 PM2:20 PM2:30 PM2:40 PM2:50 PM
3:15 PM3:24 PM3:35 PM3:45 PM3:55 PM4:05 PM
4:25 PM4:34 PM4:45 PM4:55 PM5:05 PM5:15 PM
5:35 PM5:44 PM5:55 PM6:05 PM6:15 PM6:25 PM
6:45 PM6:54 PM7:05 PM7:15 PM7:25 PM7:35 PM

  Steilacoom/Pierce College Parking Ferry Shuttle Schedule Departures
May 26-29    |    June 2-5    |    June 10-11
Bus Depart Steilacoom Terminal
Bus Depart College Parking
Ferry Arrive Steilacoom
9:30 AM10:00 AM10:25 AM
10:35 AM11:05 AMNo Boat this timeslot
11:20 AM11:50 AM12:00 PM
12:10 PM12:40 PMNo boat this timeslot
Break Period 1 - 2 PM2:15 PM2:35 PM
2:45 PM3:15 PM3:40 PM
3:50 PM4:20 PM4:50 PM
5:00 PM5:30 PM6:00 PM
6:10 PM6:40 PM7:10 PM
7:20 PM (Last run of the day)----
Riding the Shuttle Between Pierce College and Steilacoom Ferry Terminal

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Contact Us
Customer Service and Refunds

(253) 588-1950

Ferry Administration

(253) 798-2478

After-Hours Emergency

(253) 798-6000

Steilacoom Landing

56 Union Ave.
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Office Location

9850 64th St. W.
University Place, WA 98467