Passenger Ferry

Our passenger ferry, Hat Express, is a private walk-on ferry that travels between the Port of Everett Marina and the Hat Island Marina. Hat Express is primarily used by property owners and invited guests but is also available for charter to the general public.

Ferry Schedule

2020 Ferry Schedule…

Don’t Miss the Boat!

The schedule varies based on the season and tides.
Be prompt! The ferry leaves exactly at its scheduled departure time!

Need a Ride to/from Your Property !

Need a ride to your property when you arrive on the ferry or back down to the ferry on your way home? Click here to book a ride on Rabbit Transit…

Passenger Ferry Rates

  • Passenger
  • Adult 18 and older
  • Youth 7 to 17
  • Child to 6
  • Crated Pet
  • Un-Crated Pet
  • Individual
  • $9
  • $5
  • $2
  • $3
  • $6
  • Book of 20 Tix
  • $180
  • $100
  • $40
  • $60
  • $120

Charter Service

Hat Express is available for charter to Hat Island residents and to the general public. Details and rates are available here…

For additional information and to arrange a charter, please contact the island office.

Passenger Ferry Rules

To assure safe passage, there are specific rules for using the passenger ferry. Click here to read them… Ultimately, though, the ferry captain has final judgment and authority.

Trash and Recycling

Hat Island has an agreement with the Port of Everett to use their trash and recycling receptacles. The closest receptacles to the ferry is near the Crosswater Sales office.

Parking at the Port of Everett

Hat Express embarks and discharges passengers at her berth behind and slightly north of Anthony’s Restaurant. From Marine View Drive turn west on 18th Street to the South Docks. Click to see a map of the South Docks…

Getting to the Hat Express Vessel

From Marine View Drive, turn west on 18th Street. Before you get to the Navy base, turn right into the Port of Everett parking lot. The loading area is marked on the map. The dock is located at the northwest corner of Anthony’s Restaurant.

Parking Options

Parking for the Hat Island Ferry is according to how long your stay will be on the Island. You have three choices as described below:

  • Up to 72 hours. Free. Park in any slot marked Visitor Parking.
  • Hat Island Long Term Parking Permits. The Port of Everett provides long-term parking spaces (limited to 45 permits). These spaces are preferred parking and will only be available to Hat Island owners who have purchased an annual parking pass thru the Hat Island Office. The HICA office provides the Port with a list of vehicles having purchased these passes. The Port will patrol, ticket, boot and will tow vehicles parked in this area without a valid permit.
  • Load/Unload. An area for loading/unloading for the ferry is provided in the vicinity of the northwest corner of Anthony’s. Proceed down the ramp, turn right and go to the end of the guest dock.

Click here to view a map of the South Pier showing the Hat Island parking locations…