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Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

PT/Coup - 8/02 Tidal Cancellations
Low tides will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in October. Please see the Tide Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Sunday, August 2, the 9:30 am and 10:15 am sailings from Port Townsend and the 10:15 am and 11:00 am sailings from Coupeville are cancelled due to tidal conditions.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Sea/BI - Wait time 1 Hour Departing Seattle
Drivers will encounter an estimated 1 hour wait departing the Seattle terminal headed to Bainbridge. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Faunt/VA/SW – Update- All Vessels are running an estimated 15 -30 Minutes Behind
All vessels are running an estimated 15-30 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Muk/Clin - Wait Time -30 - 45 Minutes and the Tokitae is Running 15 minutes late
Drivers will encounter a 30 - 45 minute wait departing the Clinton terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic. The Tokitae is running 15 minutes behind schedule. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:05 PM

Edm/King-Edmonds Terminal Wait Time: No Extended Wait
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing from the Edmonds terminal. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Muk/Clin -Update- Mukilteo Terminal Wait Times - 1 hour
Drivers will encounter an estimated 1 hour wait departing the Mukilteo terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Edm/King-Kingston terminal wait time—1 hour. No WSP boarding pass
Drivers will encounter an estimated 1 hour wait departing the Kingston terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic. No WSP boarding passes are being issued at this time. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

PT/Coup-Both Vessels are an est. 40 min. behind schedule.
Both vessels on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route are an estimated 40 minutes behind schedule due to a shortage of Coast Guard documented crew. Reservation holders are given priority load. No new reservations are being taken at this time. Reservation holders who choose not to sail today, will not receive a "No Show" fee. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when conditions change


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Faun/Va/SW, PD/Tahl: Heavy traffic expected throughout the weekend
Drivers should anticipate heavier than normal traffic on Vashon Island over the weekend due to large crowds gathering for local events. In order to expedite processing through the tollbooth, Washington State Ferries advises drivers and passengers to pre-purchase their ferry tickets on line or at a kiosk.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Ana/SJ's - 8/1 - No galley Service on the Samish After 6 pm
Due to contractor personnel issues there will be no galley service on the Samish after 6 pm. Vending machines are available at the terminal or on the vessel. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur as information becomes available


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - 8/1 - Colman Dock Update - Elevator is Back in Service
The elevator at Colman Dock is back in service. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Construction at Vashon terminal begins July 31
Starting at 7:30 a.m., Friday, July 31, construction to seismically upgrade the 60-year-old Vashon ferry dock will begin. During construction, vehicles will not be allowed to wait on the dock. Southworth-bound vehicles will stage in the right lane of 103rd Ave. SW, the left lane will remain open to one-way through traffic. Fauntleroy-bound vehicles will be staged on Vashon Highway SW. Motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians will be able to wait for ferries at the terminal building. Motorcycles heading to Southworth or Fauntleroy may access the dock from 103rd Ave. SW. Flaggers stationed at the terminal entrance will direct traffic and assist ADA customers with drop-off and pick-up. Learn more about the Vashon Trestle Replacement Project.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Oversized vehicles traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon
Due to construction at the Vashon terminal, the following operational changes remain in effect for Southworth-bound oversized vehicles traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon: From Vashon to Southworth, vehicles more than 38 feet long will be limited to six designated sailings per day. From Fauntleroy to Southworth, vehicles more than 7 feet tall or more than 22 feet long will be able to travel on all but six designated sailings per day. Please view the printed or online schedule for the impacted sailings.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

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, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

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, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Ana/SJ's - Elwha Out of Service Through Summer Season
The 48-year-old Elwha will remain out of service for approximately four months while crews perform emergency repairs to a drive motor. We realize having one of our mid-sized vessels out for an extended period of time puts a strain on travelers, especially during the height of our busiest season. Until further notice, the 124-car Kitsap will continue to serve the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route in place of the Elwha.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 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.


Saturday, August 01, 2015 05:03 PM

Ana/SJs - 7/31 Westbound Reservation Status
For Friday, July 31, westbound vehicle reservations to Friday Harbor and Orcas Island are unavailable for the remainder of the day.* Approximately 15 to 25 drive-up spaces will be loaded first come, first served. Reservations can be made up to three hours prior to sailing, online at Reservations or by calling 5 1 1 to speak with an Information Agent. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Schedule.