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Friday, May 25, 2018 01:47 PM

Edm/King - Edmonds Terminal Wait Time - One Hour
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Edmonds due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Friday, May 25, 2018 01:48 PM

Muk/Clin - Mukilteo Terminal Wait Time - Two Hours
There is an estimated two hour wait for drivers departing Mukilteo due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Friday, May 25, 2018 09:52 AM

PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Saturday, May 26
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in May. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Saturday, May 26, due to tidal currents, the 6:30 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 7:15 a.m. sailing from Coupeville are cancelled. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Friday, May 25, 2018 10:32 AM

PT/Coup - Reservation Status Friday, May 25 - Alt routes advised
For Friday, May 25, vehicle reservations are FULL from Port Townsend until 8:30pm. And vehicle reservations are Full from Coupeville until 9:10pm.

Limited standby space for all sailings will be loaded on a first come/first serve basis. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not attempt to travel earlier or later as a standby.

Reservations can be made up to two hours before sailing time, so please check TakeaFerry for cancellations or changes to existing reservations. Walk-on space is available on all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Friday, May 25, 2018 12:29 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Reservation Status for Friday, May 25
For Friday, May 25, vehicle reservations are currently full for all westbound sailings from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor. The Anacortes 8:30 am sailing to Sidney, BC is also full. Standby space for all domestic sailings is limited and will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not attempt to travel earlier or later as a standby.

Reservations can be made at least two hours before sailing time, so please check TakeaFerry for cancellations or changes to existing reservations. Paid parking for walk-on passengers is available at the Anacortes terminal. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, May 25, 2018 12:32 PM

Ana/SJs - M/V Yakima Service Update
The M/V Yakima continues to operate at a reduced speed due to propeller damage sustained on April 22, resulting in accumulated delays throughout the day.

• Daily: delays are estimated to run upwards of 30 minutes or more by late morning
• Monday-Wednesday: expected to be back on schedule by late afternoon and evening
• Thursday- Sunday: delays up to 60 minutes or more in the late afternoon and evening due to an additional midday, roundtrip sailing.

The M/V Yakima will remain in service at reduced speeds until July 30 when dry dock space is available and repairs can be done. These delays above will be in place for the remainder of the spring schedule (June 23), and we will provide more information about expected delays on the summer sailing schedule closer to its start. There is currently no relief vessel available to substitute for the M/V Yakima. The M/V Hyak is the designated relief vessel and is running on the San Juan Islands route because the M/V Elwha’s scheduled maintenance had to be extended due to extensive, unexpected steel work on its deck.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:21 AM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Extra 1:55pm Ana/Orcas Now Runs Thursdays through Sundays
Beginning Thursday, May 17, there will be a 1:55 p.m. departure from Anacortes to Orcas Island on Thursdays and Saturdays for the remainder of the spring schedule. The 1:55 p.m. sailing was previously only available Fridays and Sundays. We encourage passengers to make reservations for travel, and these additional sailings have been added to the reservation system.


Friday, May 25, 2018 12:26 AM

Ana/SJs - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Anacortes/San Juan's route will operate on a holiday schedule on Monday, May 28, with the following additional sailings:

  • 1:55 pm Anacortes to Orcas island
  • 3:15 pm Orcas Island to Anacortes
  • 10:30 pm Friday Harbor to Orcas Island to Lopez Island to Anacortes

Reservations holders should plan to arrive 60 minutes prior to their reservation time. Drivers without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Friday afternoon/evening and eastbound on Monday.

WSF is expecting a high volume of visitors to the vehicle reservations website starting at 7:00 am Saturday. Users attempting to access the site will likely encounter difficulties or delays due to a record number of customers trying to make reservations from the San Juan Islands to Anacortes on Memorial Day. Reservations are available at TakeaFerry.


Friday, May 25, 2018 12:27 AM

Muk/Clin - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Mukilteo/Clinton route will operate on its holiday sailing schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, and have the following additional sailings on Sunday, May 27:

  • 10:00 pm Clinton to Mukilteo
  • 10:30 pm Mukilteo to Clinton
  • 1:30 am Clinton to Mukilteo
  • 2:05 am Mukilteo to Clinton

Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on westbound departures Friday afternoon/evening, and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 25, 2018 06:28 AM

Sea/Brem - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Seattle/Bremerton route will operate on its regular schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on westbound departures Thursday evening and Friday afternoon/evening; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 25, 2018 06:30 AM

Sea/BI - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will operate on its holiday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on westbound departures Thursday evening and Friday afternoon/evening; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 25, 2018 06:44 AM

Edm/King - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Edmonds/Kingston route will operate on a weekday holiday sailing schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on westbound departures Thursday evening and Friday afternoon/evening; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 25, 2018 07:01 AM

PD/Tah - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will operate on its holiday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on westbound departures Thursday evening and Friday afternoon/evening; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 25, 2018 12:31 PM

PT/Coup - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will operate on its holiday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 45-60 minutes prior to their reservation time. Vehicles without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening and Friday afternoon/evening; and eastbound on Monday. Reservations available at TakeaFerry.


Friday, May 25, 2018 07:11 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Memorial Day Weekend 2018
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will operate on its regular weekday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on westbound departures Thursday evening and Friday afternoon/evening; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Changes to Colman Dock passenger waiting area and ticket booth started May 8
As part of the ongoing Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project, several changes have been made to the walk-on passenger waiting area and terminal services effective May 8. The following terminal configurations will be in place until mid-2019:

  • The ticket booth inside the Seattle terminal will open in its new location at the terminal entrance across from Puget Sound Provisions. This move allows more public space inside the main corridor for people waiting for the ferry.
  • The walk-on passenger waiting area will shift to the southwest corner (former Bremerton-only waiting area) of the terminal building. The new waiting area has additional turnstiles and two all-purpose gates to better accommodate customers.
  • The information booth will relocate to the southeast corner of the terminal, adjacent to the ticket kiosks and ticket booth.

Learn more about the project at Colman Dock Construction Update


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Overhead Walkway Load Restrictions - Update
Attention customers who walk on to the ferry at Bainbridge Island Terminal: For the next 5 to 6 weeks, WSF will be reinforcing and repairing the overhead walkway connecting the terminal building to the ferry to compensate for a broken pile beneath the structure. As a safety precaution, WSF is implementing load restrictions in the area of the broken pile and has now installed a protective barrier to guide customers around the affected area. Please be mindful of the work zone and be courteous to your fellow passengers – especially during peak periods – as the walkway will be narrower while repairs are underway. We apologize for the inconvenience. Next year, WSF will undertake a more comprehensive project to completely replace the overhead walkway at Bainbridge. For more information about this project, visit http://bit.ly/BIwalkway. Thank you for your patience as we improve our facilities and our service to you.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:23 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Effective immediately due to safety reasons, drivers are advised that vehicles will queue up (line up on SE Sedgewick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgewick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgewick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

  • Passenger waiting area: Walk-on passengers will use a single, combined waiting area for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailings on the north side (Bainbridge Island side) of the terminal. This configuration will be in effect until early May while construction crews build a new combined waiting area on the other side of the terminal (Bremerton side) that will be in place until mid-2019.
  • Bremerton bike passengers: For your safety, please use the marked bike lane located next to the vehicle exit lanes on the south side of the dock (Yesler Way exit). There is construction activity and equipment in the vehicle holding lanes during the day. Do not ride through the vehicle holding lanes to exit Colman Dock.
  • Vehicle lane work: Crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.
  • Bainbridge trucks over 40’: 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 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • This work is part of ongoing construction of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - SR 20 Construction began Monday, April 2
Customers travelling to the Anacortes terminal during the spring and summer should be aware of construction planned at the intersection of SR 20/SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) in Anacortes. Around-the-clock lane reductions started Monday, April 2 and are expected to be in place through summer. Those travelling to the terminal should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminal and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through this area. Check the project website below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

SR 20 - Sharpes Corner Interchange project page


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

PT/Coup - Spring and Summer SR 20 Construction
Customers travelling to the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on SR 20 in Port Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Those travelling to the terminals should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas. Check the project websites below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

Project information:

Port Townsend

Coupeville


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

PT/Coup - Late Spring 2018 schedule began Sunday, May 13
On Sunday, May 13, the Port Townsend/Coupeville routes returned to two-boat service with the Late Spring schedule. This schedule includes added sailings on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, as well as extra late night sailing on Fridays and Saturdays.


Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:30 PM

Peak Season Surcharge in effect May 1 through Sept. 30
Beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018, through September 30, 2018, the peak season surcharge went into effect for single vehicle and driver fares. Multi-ride products and passenger fares are not affected by this seasonal increase. For details, visit: Fare Information. To see the fares brochure visit: Fares Brochure


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 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, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
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.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Muk/Clin - ADA 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.