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Construction at Seattle Terminal

The Seattle terminal and ferry dock is currently under major construction until 2023, and could affect your travel plans. The passenger terminal is much smaller, and the entrance for drive-on customers is located south of the main dock. Learn more about construction.

Terminal Status

Approximate Drive-Up Spaces Available on First-Come Basis
The estimated drive-up spaces is based on the number of vehicle reservations made for that sailing. We are unable to calculate the estimated drive-up spaces based on the number of vehicles at the terminal in real time due to vehicles not purchasing a fare for their travel. Please view cameras to make more informed travel decisions.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • < 10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Directions and Transportation Connections



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please check Security.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee at FAC.


Tourist Information

There are 36-spaces available near the upper tollbooth and another 16 angle spaces near the upper tollbooth, but parking is not allowed on weekends during the summer. Parking is allowed on the county road for a short duration. There is high demand in the summer for parking.

While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:

Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption
Inter-island tickets may be purchased from kiosk in terminal or online in advance.
Tickets are required for traveling inter-island heading westbound from Orcas to Friday Harbor.

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
Pre-ticketed motorcyclists should proceed to lower ticket booth.
Motorcyclists without tickets should purchase fare from upper lot tollbooth.

Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

Motorcycle Special Communication
Recommended arrival time is 20 minutes prior to scheduled sailing.

On high traffic sailings, vessel overloads may occur for travel to Anacortes. To avoid missing a desired sailing, motorcyclists should arrive an hour prior to scheduled sailing.

Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, they are not destination specific and fare payment is required traveling westbound only. Motorcyclists travel free eastbound.

WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and or vehicles over 8’6” wide to have travel approval before crossing any of our routes. Visit the Over-sized/Overweight Vehicles page for information.

Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get into the ferry holding lanes at the lower dock. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. The terminal has 2 bike racks which hold 16 bikes.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No.

    San Juan Provisions provides food service on board the ferries and inside the Anacortes passenger terminal. The Anacortes Terminal Café is now offering beer/wine. Daily café hours are 6:00 am until 9:00 pm.

    The daily hours for the Dockside Café kiosk next to the vehicle holding lands are 5:00 am until 6:30 pm.

    Galley hours for the Fall 2018 schedule, Sept. 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019:

    Vessel #1:
  • Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 5:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Sunday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • Vessel #2:
  • Monday - Saturday: 4:15 am - 10:15 pm
  • Sunday: 7:30 am - 10:15 pm

  • Vessel #3:
  • Daily: 6:15 am - 8:30 pm

  • Vessel #4:
  • Mon-Thursday: 6:15 am - 1:45 pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 6:15 am - 8:30 pm

  • Vending machines with snacks and drinks are available at the terminal and on board the vessels.

  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have a ramp for loading and offloading the ferry. However, the San Juan Islands do not. All of the vessels on these routes do have elevator access.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need access to an elevator, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasurable as possible.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info



Lost and Found

Lost and found items are turned in to the Anacortes ferry terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at (206)515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for lunch.) Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (206)464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.