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[Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 07:55 AM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Mid-Week Delays for Sailings Arriving at Colman Dock, May 27-28

Some passengers traveling through Colman Dock this week should prepare for minor mid-week delays as construction crews continue to move forward with rebuilding the Seattle terminal. Only three sailings will be affected by the work:

  • The 2:05 p.m. departure on Wednesday from Bainbridge will arrive at Seattle about 15 minutes late.
  • The 9 p.m. departure on Wednesday from Bremerton will arrive at Seattle about 10 minutes late.
  • The 7:05 a.m. departure on Thursday from Bainbridge will be slightly delayed arriving at Seattle.

The delays will be due to contractor crews taking the second slip offline, so they can perform necessary work on its lift shaft.

We apologize for the disruption in service and thank you for your patience while we continue to make progress on this important project.


[Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 2020 02:30 PM]

All Routes - Customers are Advised to Limit Ferry Travel to Essential Purposes

As a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order is still in effect. Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing by remaining in their vehicles whenever possible. Customers who must travel on ferries are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to help promote the health and safety of themselves and our frontline employees. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Washingtonians safe and healthy during this challenging time.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 03:45 PM]

Edm/King - Second Holding Lane Set to Open on SR 104 in Edmonds

The Edmonds terminal overflow holding lane on State Route 104 prior to the tollbooths will open tomorrow, May 22. This will be a permanent second lane designated for ferry traffic. WSDOT maintenance crews recently reconfigured the area between Pine and Dayton streets to help reduce congestion and backups leading to the terminal.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:41 PM]

PD/Tah/F/V/S - Extreme low tides may affect low clearance vehicles in June

Please be advised that extreme low tides may restrict travel for vehicles over 30 feet, with low ground clearance, or with long rear overhangs on the Fauntleroy/Vashon, Southworth/Vashon, and Point Defiance/Tahlequah routes during the following times:

  • June 4, 2020, 09:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (-2.2 ft)
  • June 5, 2020, 09:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (-3.0 ft)
  • June 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (-3.4 ft)
  • June 7, 2020, 10:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (-3.2 ft)
  • June 8, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (-2.7 ft)
  • June 9, 2020, 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (-2.0 ft)
  • June 20, 2020, 09:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (-1.9 ft)
  • June 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (-2.4 ft)
  • June 22, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (-2.7 ft)
  • June 23, 2020, 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (-2.7 ft)
  • June 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (-2.4 ft)
  • June 25, 2020, 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (-1.8 ft)

During these low tide periods, the loading ramps are at a steep slope, which creates a sharp angle for large trucks, vehicles with trailers, or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for safer clearances and prevents damages or delays caused by vehicles scraping or hanging up on the loading ramp.

Due to limited holding area on the docks, drivers of these types of vehicles are advised to travel outside of the low tide periods listed. Sellers at the tollbooths may not be able to process these vehicles, and drivers may be asked to return at times when the tide is more favorable. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:41 PM]

Muk/Clin - Extreme low tides may affect low clearance vehicles in June

Please be advised that extreme low tides may restrict travel for vehicles over 50 feet, with low ground clearance, or with long rear overhangs on the Mukilteo/Clinton route during the following times:

  • June 6, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (-3.4 ft)
  • June 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (-3.2 ft)
  • June 8, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (-2.7 ft)
  • June 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (-2.4 ft)
  • June 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (-2.7 ft)
  • June 23, 2020, 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (-2.7 ft)
  • June 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (-2.4 ft)

During these low tide periods, the loading ramps are at a steep slope, which creates a sharp angle for large trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for safer clearances and prevents damages or delays caused by vehicles scraping or hanging up on the loading ramp.

Due to limited holding area on the docks, drivers of these types of vehicles are advised to travel outside of the low tide periods listed. Sellers at the tollbooths may not be able to process these vehicles, and drivers may be asked to return at times when the tide is more favorable. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:54 AM]

Service Changes to Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through June 20.

In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled:

  • 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy
  • 1:45 a.m. from Southworth to Fauntleroy and Vashon
  • 2:20 a.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth
  • 2:45 a.m. from Vashon to Southworth 

Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:27 PM]

ALL ROUTES - Winter Sailing Schedule Extended Through June 20

Washington State Ferries is extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20 because of a continued decline in ridership due to COVID-19. It was previously scheduled to end on April 25. Therefore, customers should continue following the winter schedule through at least June 20. Routes that are on a modified/reduced service schedule will remain on those schedules until further notice.

Reservation routes

All vehicle reservations for the Port Townsend/Coupeville and Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. routes that were booked on dates between April 26 and June 20 will automatically be cancelled. Customers still looking to travel during those dates will need to rebook new reservations based on the extended winter sailing schedule. Because WSF will need to reprogram its reservations system, it will take a few days for those extended winter season reservations to be available. WSF will notify all customers as soon as they are able to rebook their travel.

International service to and from Sidney, B.C. is cancelled until at least June 21, and customers will not be able to rebook those trips.

Even without reservations, all passengers seeking to travel should be able to do so due to declines in ridership, which increases the amount of available standby space.


[Last Updated: Thursday, April 16, 2020 05:11 PM]

Sea/Brem - Service Changes to Seattle/Bremerton Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Seattle/Bremerton route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through June 20.

The following schedule changes are in effect:

  • The route will operate on a one-boat schedule instead of its usual two-boat service.
  • The daily 11:40 p.m. departure from Bremerton, and the 12:50 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.

Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2020 07:20 AM]

Muk/Clin - Service Changes to Mukilteo/Clinton Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries is temporarily canceling a pair of late night sailings on the Mukilteo/Clinton route due to significant declines in ridership. The changes began on Sunday, March 29 and are tentatively scheduled to last through June 20.

The following sailings will be cancelled:

  • 12:30 a.m. from Clinton to Mukilteo
  • 1:05 a.m. from Mukilteo to Clinton

Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2020 07:19 AM]

Service Changes to Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through June 20.

In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled:

  • 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy
  • 1:45 a.m. from Southworth to Fauntleroy and Vashon
  • 2:20 a.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth
  • 2:45 a.m. from Vashon to Southworth 

Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2020 07:18 AM]

Edm/King - Service Changes to Edmonds/Kingston Route Began Friday, April 3

Washington State Ferries has temporarily canceled a pair of late night Friday and Saturday sailings on the Edmonds/Kingston route due to significant declines in ridership. It is tentatively scheduled to last through June 20.

The following sailings will be cancelled on Friday and Saturday nights:

  • 12:20 a.m. from Kingston to Edmonds
  • 12:55 a.m. from Edmonds to Kingston

Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2020 07:17 AM]

Sea/BI - Service Changes to Seattle/Bainbridge Island Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Seattle/Bainbridge route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through June 20.

The following schedule changes will be in effect:

  • The route is on a one-boat reduced service schedule, instead of its usual two-boat service. 
  • The weekday 12:55 a.m. departure from Bainbridge and the 1:35 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.
  • The weekend 1:25 a.m. departure from Bainbridge, and the 2:10 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.

Along with extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20, these service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Friday, April 10, 2020 05:19 PM]

WSF Encourages Customers to Purchase Tickets Online

To better protect our customers and employees against the spread of COVID-19, WSF encourages all customers to purchase their tickets in advance online. Pre-purchasing tickets minimizes the amount of contact and money exchange that needs to take place at tollbooths.  

To make it easier for customers to purchase tickets online, WSF has made all of its fares available, including those that normally require in-person purchase and proof of eligibility. These include youth, senior, and disabled fares. 

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:38 PM]

Muk/Clin - ADA Alert: Clinton Terminal Restrooms Temporarily Closed

The restrooms at the Clinton terminal are currently out of service for maintenance. There are portable restrooms on site. We apologize for any inconvenience. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:38 PM]

Muk/Clin - ADA - #1 Elevator on M/V Tokitae Out of Service

The #1 elevator on the M/V Tokitae is temporarily out of service pending necessary maintenance and repairs. The Tokitae is running as the #2 vessel on the Mukilteo/Clinton route. Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:55 PM]

WSF Call Center Moved to Remote Operations, Offering Limited Service

The WSF call center is now operating with limited service due to Information agents working remotely based on COVID-19 health recommendations. However, agents do not have the ability to take credit card numbers over the phone, so they will not be able to make reservations or assist customers with ticket purchases.

Customers can still call 206-464-6400 to speak with an agent or receive automated schedule and fare information. However, vehicle reservations will need to be made, changed or cancelled online. Refund requests can also be submitted online, and customers are highly encouraged to do so. Customers may also experience longer than normal hold times depending on call volumes.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 06:11 PM]

Ana/SJs: Reminder - Construction Near Anacortes Terminal to Slow Ferry Travelers

Passengers driving to the Anacortes terminal will want to give themselves some extra time starting this week. The city of Anacortes will begin construction work on a roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 Spur/Oakes Avenue and Ship Harbor Boulevard/Glasgow Way on Monday, March 16. It is located just east of the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. City crews will have stages of alternating traffic and there could be some detours.

More information about the work can be found on the city’s website for the project.