Sunglasses, tanning lotion and a rate hike
The Washington state Ferries peak season begins Wednesday, May 1, and an additional 25 percent surcharge for full fare vehicle and driver tickets will be levied.
Currently, a one-way trip from Seattle to Bainbridge Island costs $13.15. Starting Wednesday, that same trip will cost $16.40.
If you travel to the San Juan Islands from Anacortes, the surcharge will go up 35 percent, from $42.55 to $57.35 round trip. Summer parking rates at the Anacortes Terminal also go up on May 1.
Peak-season rates are unchanged from 2012. The surcharge does not affect passenger fares or frequent user multi-ride fares. The increased rates will be in effect through September 30th.
The surcharge helps pay for increased operational costs that come with increased traffic during the summer.