Travel Alert Bulletins

Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message. Travel Alerts help you stay informed of conditions on your route so you can plan ahead. Note: We use the term, "operational constraints," for a variety of generalized issues including mechanical repairs to the vessels or terminals, crewing shortages and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.



Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

PT/Coup - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will be on its regular schedule on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25. Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance for holiday weekend travel on this route by visiting the WSF Website or calling 511. Vehicles without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and eastbound on Monday. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance to ensure processing before boarding their reserved sailing. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Muk/Clin - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Mukilteo/Clinton route will be on a holiday (Sunday) sailing schedule on Monday, May 25. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Edm/King - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Edmonds/Kingston route will be on a Weekday Holiday sailing schedule on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and eastbound on Sunday and Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Sea/BI - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will be on a holiday (Saturday) schedule on Monday, May 25. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and eastbound on Monday. Construction along Alaskan Way continues and drivers are advised to plan for possible delays in the vicinity of Colman Dock in Seattle. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Sea/Brem - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Seattle/Bremerton route will be on its regular schedule on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and eastbound on Monday. Construction along Alaskan Way continues and drivers are advised to plan for possible delays in the vicinity of Colman Dock in Seattle. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be on its regular weekday schedule on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

PD/Tah - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will be on a holiday (weekend) schedule on Monday, May 25. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times southbound Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning, and northbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Ana/SJs - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Customers are advised to plan for heavy traffic during the Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday, May 21, and Saturday, May 23, WSF will provide an extra sailing from Anacortes to Friday Harbor at 1:55 p.m. On Friday, May 22, WSF will provide an extra sailing from Anacortes to Orcas at 9:30 p.m. On Monday, May 25, there will be an extra sailing from Anacortes to Orcas at 1:55 p.m. and a return trip from Orcas to Anacortes at 3:15 p.m. This is a heavily traveled route and reservations are highly recommended for all vehicles. The final release of reservation space will be provided at 7:00 a.m. two days prior to each travel date. Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing by calling 5 1 1 or online.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Ana/Sidney - Memorial Day Weekend 2015
The Anacortes/Sidney, B.C., route will be on its regular schedule on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25. Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance for holiday weekend travel on this route by visiting the WSF Website or calling 511.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Expanded Ferry Travel Alert Descriptions Start Tuesday, May 19
Starting Tuesday, May 19, WSF will update our travel alert language used to describe and clarify a variety of operational activities that may delay or cancel service. The updated language is intended to better explain the cause of service disruptions and provide basic factual information to help customers plan their travel. WSF will no longer use the term "operational constraints."


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Sea/Brem- Reminder - Yakima Wi-Fi Unavailable
Wi-Fi service is not available on the Yakima while the vessel serves the Seattle/Bremerton Route.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 08:47 AM

Edm/King - Edmonds terminal wait time - 2 hour
Drivers will encounter an estimated 2 hr. wait departing the Edmonds terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:59 AM

Ana/SJs-5/22-Anacortes to Orcas Reservation Status: 6:30pm and 8:55pm only
Saturday, May 23, reserved vehicle space from Anacortes to Orcas is available for the 6:30pm and 8:55pm sailings only.* There is very limited drive-up space. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing by calling 5 1 1 or online at: Ferry Reservations

*Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 06:22 AM

Ana/SJs-5/23-Anacortes to Friday Harbor Reservation Status: 8:25pm only
Saturday, May 23, reserved vehicle space from Anacortes to Friday Harbor is available for the 8:25pm sailing only.* There is very limited drive-up space. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing by calling 5 1 1 or online at: Ferry Reservations

*Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 06:24 AM

Ana/SJs-5/23-Anacortes to Lopez Reservation Status: 8:25pm only.
Saturday, May 23, reserved vehicle space from Anacortes to Lopez is available for the 8:25pm sailing only.* There is very limited drive-up space. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing by calling 5 1 1 or online at: Ferry Reservations

*Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – All Vehicles Over 30-Feet Exit at Yesler Way
The existing Marion Street exit is closed and a temporary exit between Marion and Madison streets closer to the fire station is open. This change requires trucks and vehicles over 30-feet in length to use the Yesler Way exit because the turn radius at the new, temporary exit north of Marion Street is not wide enough for vehicles longer than 30 feet. The temporary exit changes are needed to make room for on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – Exterior Pedestrian Stairways Closed
Ongoing Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock will temporarily close the north and south exterior stairways to the terminal building through fall 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained via outside elevator, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and a street-level crossing leading to the indoor terminal ramps. Map.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

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.


Saturday, May 23, 2015 04:10 AM

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.