At the tip of the Door County peninsula, you’ll find Northport Pier and the Washington Island Ferry Line to Washington Island. The island is a 35-square mile, year-round home to 700 people and a destination for thousands of visitors annually. The Washington Island Ferry Line is a vital, year round transportation link, crossing Death’s Door passage on the way to the island.

Start your journey today!


Washington Island Ferry Schedule

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

  • Fall (August 25, 2014 – November 30, 2014)

    • Fall schedule
  • Winter (December 1, 2014 – March 26, 2015)

    • Winter schedule

Interested in visiting Rock Island State Park? You will need to take a second, passenger-only ferry, the Karfi, from Washington Island to Rock Island. Schedule and rates for the Karfi Ferry are available on our Rock Island page.

Rock Island Ferry



Driving Directions

The ferry to Washington Island is located on the tip of the Door Peninsula, in the Northeast corner of Wisconsin. Take Highway 57 North from Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay. From there, you can take either Hwy 42 or Hwy 57 to Sister Bay. Then, follow Hwy 42 to its end at Northport Pier.


Ferry TerminalWashington Island Ferry Terminal

Northport Visitors Center
Northport Visitor Center and Ferry Terminal (on mainland Door County)

Please Remember:

  • Be at the dock and in line at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure. (Schedule may be subject to weather and traffic.)
  • We are not responsible for low exhaust systems.
  • Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Pets must remain in a car and must be on a leash if on the car deck.
  • There is no smoking on board the ferry.

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