History of TREK Ferry
The Trek Ferry, formerly known as the Bob Ellis, began its service in 1973 commuting vehicles from the mainland of Ketchikan, Alaska to the Ketchikan International Airport which has no direct public road access. Up until 2013 the vessel transported thousands of vehicles per year across to Gravina Island where the airport is located. Upon it’s retirement from the airport, it was purchased by Captain Dave Maeser who brought the boat down to Seattle to shuttle vehicles to some of the smaller islands in the San Juan’s as well as hosting private events. Today, thousands of people per year enjoy the ferry as one of Seattle’s most unique on-the-water experiences around Lake Union, Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Hosting a wide variety of events and private parties, the ferry can be yours for whatever you can imagine!