Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Edm/King – Two-Boat Service Resumed On Edmonds/Kingston Route
The Edmonds/Kingston route is back in service with the normal two-boat service. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Pt/Cv - Salish Running 20 Minutes Late
The Salish is running 20 minutes late due to operational constraints. This will affect the 6:00pm, and 7:30pm sailings from Coupeville also the 6:45pm and 8:30pm sailings from Port Townsend. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Friday Harbor – Next Sailing Is At 6:30pm
The next available sailing is at 6:30pm and drivers are advised to arrive two hours in advance for all afternoon departures. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. Eastbound Sailings


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Lopez Terminal – Staging For The 6:15 pm Sailing to Anacortes
The Lopez terminal is now staging for the 6:15pm sailing to Anacortes. A 90 minute advance arrival is advised for vehicle traffic.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Ana/FH/Sidney - Reservation Status 9/1
For Monday, September 1, reserved vehicle spaces are full for the 5:55 pm sailing from Sidney to Friday Harbor and Anacortes. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

PT/Coup - Reservation Status 9/1
For Monday, September 1, reserved vehicle spaces are full for the rest of the day departing Port Townsend. From Coupeville, reserved vehicle spaces are available for all departures. Reservations must be made at least two hours prior to sailing. Limited drive-up spaces are available with a 45 minute advance arrival advised. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Pt/Cv - Salish Running 20 Minutes Late
The Salish is running 20 minutes late due to operational constraints. This will affect the 6:00pm, and 7:30pm sailings from Coupeville also the 6:45pm and 8:30pm sailings from Port Townsend. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Shaw/Ana - 5:35pm Sailing 1 Hour Advance Arrival
There is a 1 hour advance arrival advised for the 5:35pm sailing from Shaw to Anacortes. The next available sailing leaving Shaw will be the 8:15pm sailing.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

PD/Tah - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend. The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will operate on a weekend schedule on Monday, Sept. 1. The weekend schedule includes an extra midday run (12:35 p.m. from Point Defiance and 1 p.m. from Tahlequah).


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend. The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will operate on a weekend schedule on Monday, Sept. 1 to provide more evening sailings.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Sea/Brem - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend, especially westbound Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29, and eastbound Monday, Sept. 1. The Seattle/Bremerton route will operate on its regular summer sailing schedule throughout the holiday weekend.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Sea/BI - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend, especially westbound Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29, and eastbound Monday, Sept. 1. The Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will operate on a holiday (Saturday) schedule on Monday, Sept. 1.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Edm/King - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend, especially westbound Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29, and eastbound Monday, Sept. 1. The Edmonds/Kingston route will operate on a holiday sailing schedule on Monday, Sept. 1.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Muk/Clin - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend, especially westbound Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29, and eastbound Monday, Sept. 1. The Mukilteo/Clinton route will operate on its regular summer sailing schedule throughout the holiday weekend.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

PT/Coup - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend, westbound Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29, and eastbound Monday, Sept. 1. The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will operate on its regular summer sailing schedule throughout the holiday weekend. We strongly encourage customers to make reservations in advance at Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Home Page or by calling 511.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Ana/SJs - Labor Day Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend, especially westbound Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29, and eastbound Monday, Sept. 1. We encourage customers to walk on instead of taking their vehicles. Paid parking is available at the Anacortes terminal. Ferries will operate on the regular summer sailing schedule throughout the holiday weekend except the inter-island ferry will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Sept. 1.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Ana/Sidney - Labor Day Weekend
WSF encourages customers to make reservations now for the busy Labor Day weekend. WSF’s summer sailing schedule provides two daily round trips between Anacortes and Sidney, B.C. To make reservations visit Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Home Page or call 511.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Delays on the Triangle route through September
Due to painter contract work, there is currently only one working slip available, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am through 5:00 pm at the Vashon terminal. This project is expected to last through September. Passengers should also note that the Evergreen State, recently retired, has been moved back into service to maintain the three-boat schedule on the route. The E’State is an older, slower vessel and passengers are advised that the vessel may not be able to maintain the schedule during periods of heavy commuter traffic. The Evergreen State will remain in the #2 sailing position until further notice. Passengers are advised to plan their commute accordingly.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Summer and Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the summer and fall sailing schedules on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international, and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes. 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 7:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 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, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

Ana/SJs - Orcas public address system currently inoperable
The public address system is currently out of service at the Orcas terminal. Technicians are working to resolve the issue. Traffic attendants will be announcing departure and destination information as they cycle through the holding lanes. Drivers are encouraged to watch for these attendants and ask for additional information if needed.


Monday, September 01, 2014 05:48 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, September 01, 2014 05:48 PM

All Routes - Pre-purchased tickets must be in-hand at tollbooth
Customers who choose to pre-purchase their tickets online must provide a printed copy of their ticket for travel upon arrival at the booth. Ticket Sellers will no longer enter the 18 digit ticket number, and are unable to scan media from mobile devices. Customers are reminded to plan ahead and have their ticket ready for scanning upon arrival at the ticket booth.