Grand opening for Kitsap Transit’s fast ferry

Bremerton to Seattle service to start July 10

Kitsap Transit’s new fast ferry had a ceremonial sailing today with Governor Jay Inslee, Representative Derek Kilmer, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent and other supporters on board to help celebrate.

The new service, approved by voters last November, will officially start on July 10, running Monday – Saturday.  You can find the schedule here.

The ferry has 118 seats and room for 12 bicycles and 4 wheelchairs or other mobility devices. 

Riding the ferry is free in July. Starting August 1, the fare is $2 eastbound and $10 westbound. Riders can tap their Orca card or use cash to pay.

Kitsap Fast Ferries will take reservations for up to 88 passengers per sailing. The remaining 30 seats on the vessel will be available to walk-up passengers on a first-come, first-served basis. Fares are collected when you board the vessel.

Last November, Kitsap County voters approved a sales-tax increase of 3/10 of 1 percent to support passenger-only ferry service on three routes to downtown Seattle (Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth).

Service is slated to begin in summer 2018 for Kingston and summer 2020 for Southworth.