Passenger Ferry Service:
Backcountry Travels, LLC
NEW PASSENGER FERRY SERVICE POSSIBLE IN 2019 – click here for more details.
Would have a more convenient schedule for overnight guests visiting Stehekin.
Lady of the Lake
The Lake Chelan Boat Company operates 2 passenger ferry boats on Lake Chelan. The Lady Express Boat travels the 50 miles between Chelan and Stehekin in 2 hours, with minimal stops along the way. The Lady II takes nearly 4 hours, making several additional stops along the way to drop off and pick up passengers at Prince Creek, Lucerne, Moore Point, and other flag stops.
Which boat should you take?
We recommend taking the LADY EXPRESS. This boat will arrive in time to catch a ride up to the Ranch for lunch, and give you the option of doing an activity on the afternoon you arrive. Stehekin Valley Ranch is situated 9 miles up the valley, so be sure not to miss your ride!
If you decide to take the Lady II boat, be prepared to wait a short time, as we are not able to meet this boat when it comes in. You will miss lunch at the Ranch. (In 2019, we do not plan to meet this boat. Expect to wait for the mid-afternoon shuttle bus.)
Visit the Lady of the Lake website for full schedule, rates, and other important information before you travel.
Other Transportation Options
There are several other ways to get to Stehekin. You can bring your own boat, plane, or helicopter*. You can also hike or ride a horse in on various trails.
Another option is Lake Chelan Boat Tours (charter boat reservations 509-682-8287).
*Contact us if you would like to fly in by helicopter. It is possible to land right here at the Ranch!