Point Roberts Ferry extended into November

The Port of Bellingham isn’t anticipating the U.S./Canada border to open anytime soon.

The government agency is now taking reservations for its temporary Point Roberts ferry until at least late November.

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The complimentary foot passenger emergency service was launched back in August by to provide Point residents entry into the continental United States without having to come through Canada.

The two-hour trip takes passengers to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in the Fairhaven District. The ferry will depart from Bellingham at 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Point Roberts departures are at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Passengers have to secure spots on both legs of the trip on the Port of Bellingham website

San Juan Cruises’ 100-foot vessel Salish Express is being utilized for the service with a capacity of 60.

The U.S./Canada border has been closed to non-essential travel since March and border restrictions have been extended through at least Oct. 21. 

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