Passenger Ferry Services on Lake Chelan:
The most common way to get to Stehekin is via one of the passenger ferries:
PLEASE NOTE: There are TWO separate companies which operate passenger ferries on Lake Chelan. Make sure you know which one you are using, and where/when to board.
If you are driving to the boat dock, I recommend parking and boarding at Field’s Point Landing, which is 20 miles up the South Shore of the Lake from the town of Chelan. It does not add driving time to your trip, but does make the boat ride shorter. Both passenger ferry companies will pick up and drop of here as well.
Stehekin Ferry: This is the perfect schedule for checking into my cabin. (Check-in is 2:30pm, Check-out is 11am.) The Ferry arrives in Stehekin at 2:30pm, and departs at 10:40am.
The Stehekin Ferry is a relatively new option – they started operations in 2020. Owned and operated by Colter and Logan Courtney, this company focuses on providing a comfortable trip with a schedule aimed to please folks planning to stay overnight in Stehekin.
This is a great option if you have a long drive to get to Lake Chelan. The Stehekin Ferry will pick you up at Field’s Point (located on the south shore of the lake, 25 miles from the town of Chelan) at 1pm. Visit their website for full info on rates, schedules, and other policies. You can buy tickets online, and I recommend doing so early with this option – it only takes 32 passengers, and can fill up quickly. www.StehekinFerry.com
Lake Chelan Boat Co: The Lady Express and Lady of the Lake (aka Lady II) passenger ferries will take you from Chelan (or Field’s Point) to Stehekin. Their boats leave Chelan at 8:30am, and will get you to Stehekin mid-day. Go to their website (www.ladyofthelake.com) or call their office (888-682-4584) for full schedule, rates, driving directions, or to make reservations for one of the boats.