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Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:33 PM

Edm/King - Update - No Extended Wait At Edmonds
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Edmonds terminal.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:44 PM

Sea/BI - No Extended Wait At Bainbridge Island
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Bainbridge Island terminal.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:48 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Update - No Extended Wait At The Seattle Terminal
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Seattle terminal.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:51 PM

Muk/Clin - Mukilteo Wait Times - 30 Minutes
Drivers will encounter an estimated 30 minute wait departing Mukilteo due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Muk/Clin - Clinton Wait Times - 1 Hour
Drivers will encounter an estimated one hour wait departing Clinton due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

PT/Coup - Update - Reservation Status 11/27 - CV 9:10pm fully reserved
For Thursday, November 27, reserved vehicle spaces from Port Townsend are only available for the 5:15 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:30 pm departures. From Coupeville, reserved vehicle spaces are only available for the 4:15 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm departures. The 9:10 pm Coupeville departure is fully reserved. Reservations must be made at least two hours prior to sailing. Limited drive-up spaces are available with a 45 minute advance arrival advised. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Edm/King - Update - No extended wait departing Kingston
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Kingston.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - No extended wait departing Southworth
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Southworth for Fauntleroy.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Issaquah galley closed 11/27
Due to vessel repositioning, the galley on the Issaquah will remain closed until further notice. Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessel.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be on its regular weekday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Muk/Clin - Galley Hours for Thanksgiving Day
On Thursday, November 27, the galley hours for the Mukilteo/Clinton route will be as follows:

#1 Vessel: 5:30am - 5:00pm
#2 Vessel: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Galley hours for Thankgiving Day
On Thursday, November 27, the galley hours for the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be as follows:

Vessel #1: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Vessel #2: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Vessel #3: 7:00am - 1:00pm


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

PD/Tah - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will be on Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Sea/Brem - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Seattle/Bremerton route will be on its regular weekday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Sea/BI - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Seattle/Bainbridge route will be on a Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Ed/Ki Revised - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. On Thursday, Nov. 27, the Edmonds/Kingston route will operate on a Holiday schedule. Drivers and passengers should note that the 5:35 am Kingston departure and the 6:20 am Edmonds departure will not sail due to the holiday. Added sailings are the 9:10 pm departure from Kingston and the 9:50 pm departure from Edmonds.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Muk/Clin - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Mukilteo/Clinton route will be on a Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

PT/Coup - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. WSF strongly recommends customers make vehicle reservations for travel on this route by visiting the WSF website or by calling 511. Heavy traffic is expected on this route beginning Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and through the Holiday weekend. The route will be on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. Please make Reservations.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Ana/SJ - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and both westbound and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The route will be on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the fall sailing schedule on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international, and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes. 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.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 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.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Reminder - Season 2 of Seawall Construction
Season 2 of seawall construction has begun. Ferry terminal access on Alaskan Way has shifted one block south, from Spring Street to just south of the intersection of Madison Street. Pedestrian and bicycle access to Colman Dock will be maintained in the current locations.


Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:04 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.