Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - All Vessels Delayed 30-40 Minutes
All vessels on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route are delayed approximately 30-40 minutes due to heavy traffic delays. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Seafair Torchlight Run/Parade on Saturday, July 26
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic on Saturday, July 26 due to the Seafair Torchlight Run and Parade in Seattle. Vehicles and passengers may experience delays departing from and arriving to Colman dock due to the event. Please see the Event Page fro more info.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Sea/Brem - Sealth To Replace Walla Walla Monday Evening 7/28
The 90-car Sealth will replace the 188-car Walla Walla on Monday evening following the afternoon commute. This change is expected to last for approximately 6 days due to necessary repairs on the Wenatchee. Vehicle drivers should plan accordingly.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Ed/Ki - Edmonds Terminal Wait Times - 1 Hour
Drivers will encounter an estimated one hour wait departing the Edmonds terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessel. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

PT/Coup-ADA Alert-Salish Elevator Out Of Service
The elevator on the Salish is out of order. Passengers may contact the crew to use the service elevator. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Ana/SJI's - Anacortes - 3:50pm Shaw & Orcas Full, Staging For 7:20pm
The 3:50pm sailing to Shaw and Orcas is full. Vehicle traffic is now staging for the 7:20pm sailing to Shaw and Orcas. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Summer Reservations Available
Reservations are available for the summer sailing schedule for the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. Online reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website. WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 7:00 am to 6:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle Queue Policies at Fauntleroy
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 04:57 PM

All Routes - Customers must provide Wave2Go tickets at tollbooth
Effective Sunday, June 15, customers must provide their Wave2Go ticket or a printed copy of their ticket for travel. Ticket Sellers will no longer enter the 18 digit ticket number for customers who do not have their ticket in-hand at the time of travel. Ticket images on electronic devices are not accepted for fare redemption. Customers are reminded to plan ahead and have their ticket ready for scanning upon arrival at the ticket booth.