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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 05:41 PM

Sea/Brem: Chimacum replaces Sealth Wednesday 5/24
M/V Chimacum will replace M/V Sealth on the Seattle/Bremerton route tomorrow May, 24 beginning with the 6:00 a.m. sailing from Seattle.

Due to necessary emergency vessel repairs, and unavailability of other relief vessels, Chimacum will temporarily service the Seattle/Bremerton route earlier than planned in order to restore full service to WSF routes heading into the busy holiday weekend. Kaleetan is expected to return to service later this week after a required U.S. Coast Guard Annual inspection is completed.

Be advised that there will be no galley service on the Chimacum while in service. Limited vending options will be available (no hot drinks), and the vessel will sail in the #1 position.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 05:34 PM

Faunt/Va/SW: 3-boat service resumes Wednesday, 5/24
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will resume operations on the regular three-boat schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24 as the 90-car M/V Sealth returns from temporary service relief on the Seattle/Bremerton route.

Sealth will depart Seattle for Vashon tomorrow morning after being relieved on the Seattle/Bremerton route by M/V Chimacum, and will return to service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route as the #3 vessel beginning with the 6:40 a.m. sailing from Vashon to Fauntleroy. Due the vessel repositioning, there will be no 5:45 a.m. sailing from Vashon to Fauntleroy, and no 6:10 a.m. sailing from Fauntleroy to Vashon.

All other departures will sail as scheduled on the regular three-boat schedule tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked to restore regular capacity to this route.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 07:06 PM

PT/Coup - Update - Salish Sailings Cancelled
The 7:30pm and 9:10pm sailings from Coupeville also the 8:30pm sailing from Port Townsend have been cancelled due to weather conditions. Reservation holders will not be charged a fee if unable to travel due to the service disruption.

Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 05:20 PM

Fa/Va/SW - REMINDER- 2-Boat Schedule in effect until further notice
Please be advised that the two-boat schedule continues to be in effect on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route. The emergency two-boat schedule is available at: 2BoatSchedule. WSF apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to restore full service. Your alternate routes are Point Defiance/Tahlequah.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 07:38 PM

PT/Coup - 5/24 Tidal Cancellations
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 Wednesday, May 24, due to tidal currents, the 6:30am and 8:00am sailings from Port Townsend also the 7:15am and 8:45am sailings from Coupeville are cancelled.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 08:21 PM

Muk/Clin - Low Tides May Affect Travel for Low Clearance Trucks, May 24-30
Please be advised that from Wednesday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 30, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Mukilteo/Clinton route. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal.

Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

  • 5/24/17, Wednesday, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 5/25/17, Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (-2.6’)
  • 5/26/17, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (-3.3’)
  • 5/27/17, Saturday, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (3.5’)
  • 5/28/17, Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (-3.2’)
  • 5/29/17, Monday, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p. m; (-2.5’)
  • 5/30/17, Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding and working with us.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 08:17 PM

    Ed/Ki - Low Tides May Affect Travel For Low Clearance Trucks May 24-30
    Please be advised from Wednesday, May 24 through May 30, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Edmonds/Kingston route. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal.

    Walk on passengers will not be able to use the overhead loading during the low tides and will need to load and offload via the car deck.

    Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

  • 5/24/17, Wednesday, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 5/25/17, Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (-2.6’)
  • 5/26/17, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (-3.3’)
  • 5/27/17, Saturday, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (3.5’)
  • 5/28/17, Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (-3.2’)
  • 5/29/17, Monday, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p. m; (-2.5’)
  • 5/30/17, Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding and working with us.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    PT/CV - Changes to Galley Hours for May 23-29
    Galley Hours on the M/V Salish (#1 vessel) and M/V Kennewick (#2 vessel) will be adjusted for week of May 23-29. The following changes to galley service hours aboard the vessels are as follows:

  • Tuesday 5/23: #1 vessel - 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 5/24: #1 vessel - 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 5/25: #1 vessel - 9:00am - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 10:00am - 3:45pm
  • Friday 5/26: #1 vessel - 10:45am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 5/27: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 9:30am & 10:45am - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 11:30am - 5:15pm
  • Sunday 5/28: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 9:30am & 12:15pm - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 11:30am - 5:15pm
  • Monday 5/29: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 10:45am & 12noon - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 1:00pm - 3:45pm


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    Ana/SJ's - Additional Anacortes to Orcas Sailings through 6/24
    Please be advised that beginning Thursday, May 18, the 1:55pm sailing from Anacortes to Orcas Island will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the end of the Spring Schedule (June 24). Previously, this sailing only operated on Fridays and Sundays. This change is reflected in the online reservation system and online schedules, but is not on the printed schedules that are found on the vessels and at the terminals.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    Edm/King - ADA Alert - Puyallup Passenger Elevator Out of Service, 5/19
    The elevator on Puyallup is temporarily out of service for necessary repairs. Technicians have been dispatched to evaluate and correct the issue. A service elevator is available and passengers may ask the crew for assistance. There is an ADA restroom available on the car deck. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    Sea/Brem-Two-Boat Service Restored - Monday 5/22
    Two boat service has been restored to the Seattle/Bremerton route. The 90-car Sealth has replaced the 124-car Kitsap due to necessary repairs to Kitsap's engine. There is no change in passenger seating capacity. The Sealth will operate as the #1 vessel along with the 144-car Hyak in the #2 vessel position. Updates will occur when conditions change.

    Seattle/Bremerton Schedule


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    All Routes - Peak Season Fare Changes Began May 1
    Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, the peak season surcharge will go into effect for single vehicle and driver fares. Multi-ride products and passenger fares are not affected by this seasonal increase.

    For details, visit: Current Fares

    To see the fares brouchure visit: Fares Brochure


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    PT/Coup - Two-Boat Service Began Sunday, May 14
    Two-boat service for the Port Townsend/Coupeville route began on Sunday, May 14, with departures every 45 minutes. Check the schedule by visiting PT/Coup Late Spring Schedule.

    Reservations are available at TakeaFerry.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 PM

    New Call Center Hours
    Starting March 6, the WSF Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email/web support is also available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Reservations for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at www.takeaferry.com, and general information about Washington State Ferries can be found at WSF Ferries.

    The Lost and Found office at Colman Dock will also operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 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.


    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:26 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.