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Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:05 AM

Muk/Clin - Clinton Terminal Wait Time - 1 hour
There is an estimated 1 hour wait for drivers departing Clinton due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change. Check the Clinton Terminal Conditions page for available vehicle space on upcoming departures.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:02 AM

Edm/Ki-ADA Alert: Puyallup elevator is out of service.
The passenger elevator on the M/V Puyallup is out of service. Restrooms are located on the auto deck and the main passenger deck, but the auto deck restroom is not ADA compliant. The Puyallup is the #1 vessel on the Edmonds/Kingston route. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:59 AM

PT/Coup - 2 hour wait in Port Townsend for standby vehicles
There is an estimated 2 hour wait for standby vehicles at the Port Townsend terminal due to heavy traffic. Vehicle reservations are full for the remainder of the day. 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. Alternative routes are advised using the Clinton/Mukilteo or Edmonds/Kingston routes.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 02:38 PM

PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Sunday, July 15
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in July. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Sunday, July 15, due to tidal currents, the 9:30 am, 10:15 am and 11:00 am sailings from Port Townsend and the 10:15 am, 11:00 am and 11:45 am sailings from Coupeville are cancelled. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.

Friday, July 13, 2018 03:12 PM

Muk/Clin - Extreme low tides may affect low clearance vehicles July 12 - July 15
Please be advised that extreme low tides may restrict travel for vehicles over 50 feet, with low ground clearance, or with long rear overhangs on the Mukilteo/Clinton route during the following times:

  • Thursday, July 12: 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (-3.3 ft.)
  • Friday, July 13: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (-3.6 ft.)
  • Saturday, July 14: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (-3.5 ft.)
  • Sunday, July 15: 12:00 noon - 2:30 p.m. (-2.9 ft.)

During these low tide periods, the loading ramps are at a steep slope, which creates a sharp angle for large trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for safer clearances and prevents damages or delays caused by vehicles scraping or hanging up on the loading ramp.

Due to limited holding area on the docks, drivers of these types of vehicles are advised to travel outside of the low tide periods listed. Sellers at the tollbooths may not be able to process these vehicles, and drivers may be asked to return at times when the tide is more favorable. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance.

Friday, July 13, 2018 03:13 PM

Ana/SJ's - Reservation holders affected by network outage on 7/10
On July 10, there was a network issue that affected multiple terminals and slowed or interrupted electronic fare payments and reservation redemptions. Some reservation holders received emails stating their credit card had been declined or were incorrectly charged a no-show fee. The network issue has been resolved and WSF’s Revenue Control is working to refund any no-show fees charged in error. Affected customers should see refunds within 48-72 hours. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience this network issue may have caused.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:27 PM

PD/Tah - Vashon paving expected to resume July 16 through July 18
Paving operations are expected to resume Monday, July 16 at 7 a.m. through Wednesday, July 18. Paving will not take place during the Strawberry Festival, Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. Work will resume on Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

Please check back for weekly updates and schedules. This is part of the Vashon Highway SW Paving Program. More information can be found at King County Vashon Highway SW Paving Project.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - New Colman Dock drive-on entrance opened July 1
The drive-on entrance to Colman Dock has moved from the location at Madison St. and Alaskan Way to S. Jackson St. and Alaskan Way S. All drive-on customers, including vanpools, motorcycles, and medical priority vehicles, will use the new S. Jackson St. entrance to access the toll plaza. There are no changes for walk-on passengers or bicycles. Loading/unloading zones will remain in place on Alaskan Way at Madison St. This is part of the Colman Dock construction project and will be in place until construction is complete in early 2023. View a map of the new entrance and learn more about the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 PM

Edm/King - Edmonds traffic sign experiencing technical difficulties
The VMS traffic sign approaching the Edmonds terminal is experiencing technical difficulties. Drivers are advised to refer to the WSF website for current information on traffic conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue.

Edmonds Terminal Conditons

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 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, July 11, 2018 10:30 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, July 11, 2018 10:30 PM

Ana/SJ's - M/V Yakima Update: Summer Schedule
The M/V Yakima continues to operate at a reduced speed due to propeller damage. To help minimize delays to the sailing schedule, the Yakima has been moved to the number 5 position for the summer sailing schedule. The Yakima will remain in service until end of July when dry dock space is available and repairs can be done.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 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


Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:01 AM

Edm/Ki-ADA Alert: Puyallup elevator is out of service.
The passenger elevator on the M/V Puyallup is out of service. Restrooms are located on the auto deck and the main passenger deck, but the auto deck restroom is not ADA compliant. The Puyallup is the #1 vessel on the Edmonds/Kingston route. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:30 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 11, 2018 10:30 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, July 11, 2018 10:30 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.