Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

Sea/Brem - Sealth To Replace Walla Walla Monday Evening 7/28
The 90-car Sealth will replace the 188-car Walla Walla on Monday evening following the afternoon commute. This change is expected to last for approximately 6 days due to necessary repairs on the Wenatchee. Vehicle drivers should plan accordingly.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

Sea/Brem: Vessel repositioning, galley closure 7/28
Due to vessel repositioning, the galley on the Sealth will be closed while servicing the Seattle/Bremerton route for approximately one week. Vending machines are available in the terminals and on the vessel. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Evergreen State replaces Sealth 7/28
Beginning Monday, 7/28, the 87-vehicle Evergreen State will replace the 90-vehicle Sealth while the Sealth moves to replace another vessel for required maintenance. The Evergreen State has been taken out of lay-up status and will not have galley service or vending machines on board. Vending machines are available in the terminals. This vessel swap is expected to take less than one week and we ask drivers to plan their travels accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

Sea/BI - Walla Walla replaces Wenatchee, 7/29
Due to required maintenance on the 202-vehicle Wenatchee, the 188-vehicle Walla Walla will replace the Wenatchee beginning Tuesday morning, 7/29. This vessel swap is expected to take less than one week and we ask drivers to plan their travels accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Summer Reservations Available
Reservations are available for the summer sailing schedule for the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. Online reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website. WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 7:00 am to 6:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 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.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

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.


Monday, July 28, 2014 09:28 PM

All Routes - Pre-purchased tickets must be in-hand at tollbooth
Customers who choose to pre-purchase their tickets online must provide their Wave2Go ticket or a printed copy of their ticket for travel upon arrival at the booth. Ticket Sellers will no longer enter the 18 digit ticket number for customers who do not have their ticket in-hand at the time of travel. Customers are reminded to plan ahead and have their ticket ready for scanning upon arrival at the ticket booth.