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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 01:43 PM

Faunt/Va/South - Regular Schedule in Effect w/ 1:25pm from Fauntleroy
The regular schedule resumes with the 1:25pm departure from Fauntleroy today, Jan. 17. The M/V Issaquah will officially join the route as the #3 vessel beginning with the 2:45pm sailing from Fauntleroy.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 01:20 PM

Faunt/Va/South - Fauntleroy Terminal Lane Closure - 1/17-18
On Wednesday and Thursday, January 17-18, a section of Lane 3 at the Fauntleroy terminal will be closed for trestle repairs; however, this work takes place in the morning and will be stopped in time for the afternoon/evening commute. This will result in reduced vehicle staging capacity *during the morning hours* as contractors open the deck to install H-piles and traffic will be directed around this work. Steel plates will be put in place so that the vehicle staging area can be fully utilized in the evening. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 09:57 AM

Faunt/Va/South - Two-Boat Service Continues Wednesday, January 17
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will continue to operate on a 2-Boat Schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The M/V Issaquah continues to undergo repairs and will begin sea trials tomorrow. Pending successful sea trials, the M/V Issaquah will be returned to service and normal schedules resumed. We will provide updates on the M/V Issaquah and Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth schedule as they become available. Commuters are encouraged to arrive early and expect delays during peak times.

View the Two-Boat schedule at:

Two-Boat Schedule


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:22 AM

F/V/S - Both Vessels 20-25 Min. Behind Schedule
Both vessels are running an estimated 20-25 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic and the 2 boat schedule. Please view the schedule for affected departures. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. View the Two-Boat schedule at:

Two-Boat Schedule


Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:06 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Reminder - Sailing schedule changes on Seattle routes began Jan. 7
Please be advised that significant schedule changes on Seattle/Bremerton and Seattle/Bainbridge Island routes started on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Some sailings have shifted 5-15 minutes earlier or later, especially during the PM commute. Please check the new schedule online or pick up a printed blue 2018 winter sailing schedule at the terminal.

The sailing schedule change is needed to accommodate construction at Colman Dock through 2023:

Colman Dock Project Website


Friday, January 12, 2018 02:09 PM

Ana/SJs - Update - M/V Elwha and M/V Yakima galleys are open, 1/12
Galley service on the upper decks of the "Super” class vessels, M/V Elwha and M/V Yakima reopened today. Food service will be available, but all other upper deck access and seating will remain closed due to Coast Guard regulations. Passengers will be able to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverage items in the upper deck galley, and return to the lower passenger deck. (Please note that Washington State law prohibits the consumption of alcohol outside of the designated galley serving/seating area; therefore, alcoholic beverages cannot be sold on these vessels while the upper passenger deck is closed for the winter sailing schedule.)


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 04:00 PM

Sea/Brem - Update - M/V Chimacum #2 Elevator Back in Service
The #2 elevator on the M/V Chimacum is back in service following earlier maintenance.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 09:06 PM

Ana/SJ's/Sidney - Winter Schedule began Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Washington State Ferries’ winter schedule began Jan. 7, 2018 and runs through March 31, 2018. Service out of Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. will be suspended for the winter. The Anacortes/San Juan Island routes will operate three vessels on weekends (no dedicated inter-island vessel) with four vessels in service on weekdays. Please check the new schedule online or pick up a blue 2018 winter sailing schedule at the terminal or on the vessels.


Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:11 PM

Winter 2018 Reservations Are Available
Reservations are available for the 2018 Winter Schedule (Jan. 7 - March 31, 2018). Reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry or by calling 511 and speaking with an Information Agent.

The Winter 2018 schedule for all routes is also available to view online at: Winter 2018 Schedule


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Construction - Loud pile driving 9/25 through early 2018
Customers should expect increased noise and vibrations on Colman Dock as crews work from barges to install large steel support piles on the southern trestle (Bremerton side). Pile driving work will occur Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through mid-February 2018. To reduce impact noise, WSF will vibrate the piles deep into the ground before using an 11-ton hammer to secure the piles into place. This work is part of WSF’s 5-year project to replace the aging and seismically vulnerable parts of Colman Dock. Free earplugs are available inside the terminal building at the Information Booth. Please visit the Colman Dock Project website for more information:

Colman Dock Project


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Truck Traffic Must Use Marion Street Exit
Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:13 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Vehicle Access and Queuing Changes at Colman Dock Now in Place
Starting June 27, the area in front of Colman Dock between Madison St. and Yesler Way will be used as vehicle lanes for tollbooth access and ferry queuing. Drivers may now enter Colman Dock from northbound Alaskan Way under the viaduct or via westbound Madison St. Vanpools, motorcycles and trucks may continue to enter the dock from Yesler Way. For more information, please visit the Project Website. These traffic pattern changes are in preparation of major construction to replace the aging and seismically-vulnerable Seattle ferry terminal. Colman Dock Traffic Access Changes.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 05:22 PM

Issues with Online VesselWatch Tool
The Washington State Ferries online VesselWatch tool may experience intermittent difficulties. Technicians are working to resolve the issue. All vessels are departing as scheduled unless other delays are posted. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide updates as conditions change.


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes Started 6/19
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity. Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement. To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Dock Holding Area Capacity Reduction Started July 3
Starting Monday morning, July 3, the construction work zone to replace the aging and seismically vulnerable Colman Dock terminal will expand onto the trestle, reducing holding area capacity. Also, between July 3 and July 5, the southern exit lanes at Yesler Way will be realigned to accommodate the new work zone. During this time, exiting traffic may be directed to the northern exit at Marion Street. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

For more information, please visit the Project Website.


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Muk/Clin - Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.