Karfi

Schedules

Step 1: Ferry to Washington Island

If your journey begins at the tip of Door County’s peninsula, you will first need to take the ferry to Washington Island. Allow yourself a minimum of 1 hour to ride the Washington Island Ferry to Washington Island and then drive across Washington Island to the Karfi Ferry dock.

Washington Island Ferry Schedule

Step 2: Karfi Ferry to Rock Island

The below schedule lists times for the Karfi Ferry which travels between Washington Island and Rock Island.

2015 Rock Island Schedule
Dates Leave Jackson Harbor Leave Rock Island
May 22 – June 25 10:00 AM
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
10:15 AM
12:15 PM
2:15 PM
4:15 PM
June 26 – Sept. 7
*This trip Friday only.
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM*
10:15 AM
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
2:15 PM
3:15 PM
4:15 PM
6:15 PM*
Sept. 8 – Oct. 12 10:00 AM
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
10:15 AM
12:15 PM
2:15 PM
4:15 PM

Our schedule changes throughout the year; please make sure you are looking at the correct season for your visit.


Rock Island Ticket Rates

(Accepted at Northport Ferry Terminal only. Credit cards are NOT accepted at the Rock Island Ferry/Karfi dock.)

Combination Passenger Tickets
(Round trip ferries to BOTH Washington and Rock Island)
Adult $24.50
Child (ages 6-11) $12.00
Child (ages 5 and under) FREE
Single Round Trip Tickets
(Ferry from Washington Island to Rock Island ONLY)
Adult $11.00
Child (ages 6-11) $5.00
Child (ages 5 and under) FREE
Other Fares*
Camping Cart or Wagon $3.00
Canoe or Kayak $10.00
Pets FREE

*Vehicles are NOT allowed on Rock Island but ARE allowed on Washington Island. You must provide your own transportation across Washington Island to Jackson Harbor (Rock Island Ferry dock). Free parking is available at Jackson Harbor.


Driving Directions

The drive from the Washington Island Ferry Terminal at Detroit Harbor to the Karfi dock at Jackson Harbor follows County Road W across Washington Island about 8.4 miles and should take about 20 minutes. Signs direct you to the Karfi dock. Allow time for parking your car (parking is free!) and unloading before boarding the passengers-only Karfi. Public transportation is not available from Detroit Harbor to the Karfi dock.


Please Remember:

  • Arrive at the Jackson Harbor dock early in order to unload your gear.
  • Schedule is subject to weather and traffic.
  • Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Pets must be on a leash.
  • There is no smoking on board the ferry.
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