Some ferry riders will have to dig a little deeper in their wallets starting May 1, as the peak season surcharge of 25 percent takes effect for full-fare vehicle/driver tickets, the Washington State Ferries system announced Wednesday.
The surcharge is even higher — 35 percent — on the Anacortes/San Juan Island routes.
For example, the current one-way fare for a standard vehicle between 14 feet and 22 feet long going from Edmonds to Kingston is $13.15. On May 1, that will rise to $16.40.
A round-trip fare on the Anacortes-Friday Harbor run, currently $42.55, increases to $57.35.
Peak-season rates are the same as in 2012, and the surcharge doesn’t affect passenger fares or frequent user multi-ride fares.
Summer parking rates at Anacortes also take effect May 1.
The seasonal surcharge helps pay for increased operational costs that come with increased traffic May through September.