As long as you are in line before the last scheduled trip, the Washington Island Ferry Line is making sure you are getting to your desired destination. Washington Island Ferry Line President Hoyt Purinton estimates that traffic using its five vessels is about even with where it was in 2022, which was down from a record-setting 2021 when people on both sides of Death’s Door got their sea legs back after pandemic-related restrictions began to get lifted. Purinton says a number of factors are helping visitors make the decision to visit the island to experience a baseball game, a festival, or some of their other activities.
The Washington Island Ferry has 22 scheduled trips every day with additional ones also on the calendar for the weekends through September 4th. Purinton says they have done additional trips during the course of the day in order to keep up with demand and lower waiting times.