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[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 08:53 PM]

WSF Alternate Schedule Update for Sunday, November 27

Washington State Ferries is operating on alternate schedules on some routes until further notice. These changes will help offer more predictable and reliable service systemwide in the face of crewing shortages. WSF will attempt to add service when possible and will provide notifications when full service can temporarily be restored to a route.

For Sunday, November 27, the following routes are operating on alternate schedules:

The following routes are running restored fall schedules:

The schedule page online shows the currently active schedules in the top section, and the inactive schedules are below.  Please note that the active schedules may change daily depending on crew availability, so please be sure to monitor email alerts and check the Travel Alert Bulletins page for updates. 


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 04:16 AM]

PT/Coup - Tide Cancellations for Saturday, November 26

Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in November.  Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Saturday, November 26, due to tidal currents, the 8:30 p.m. from Port Townsend and the 9:10 p.m. from Coupeville are cancelled. 

Your alternate routes are Edmond/Kingston and/or Mukilteo/Clinton.


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 07:14 PM]

Sea/BI - Update -Both Vessels Running an Estimated 20-25 Minutes Behind Schedule

Both vessels on the Seattle/Bainbridge route are running an estimated 20-25 minutes behind schedule.

We will continue to send updated travel information as it becomes available. Customers can check the online schedule for more information on scheduled upcoming sailings and also view the real-time travel map for live boat location information.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 09:05 AM]

Survey for Ferry Fuel Surcharge

At the request of the Washington State Transportation Commission, WSF is sharing this survey on a potential ferry fuel surcharge. With fuel costs rising, do you support the idea of a surcharge being added to ferry fares in the event fuel funding is insufficient? If approved, how should a surcharge be applied? This survey is open through November 30: https://ferryfuel.participate.online/

Results will be shared with the Commission in December and inform discussions with the Legislature.”


[Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2022 08:45 PM]

WSF COVID-19 Service Restoration Plan - Road Map to Pre-Pandemic Ferry Service

Washington State Ferries is actively working to bring service to pre-pandemic levels. While that won’t happen overnight, staff have developed a plan that outlines how to get there. Customers are encouraged to take a look at WSF’s COVID-19 Service Restoration Plan to get a clearer picture of what challenges the agency continues to face and what it will take to resume pre-pandemic service. WSF will provide regular updates on progress as it continues to restore service.


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 05:06 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - Update - #1 Kitsap Resumes Service With a Late 915p from Faunt

Due to lack of crew, the M/V Kitsap went out of service following the arrival of the 4:15 p.m. sailing from Fauntleroy to Vashon. The vessel will resume service with a late 9:15 p.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon.

The route will continue to operate on the #2 schedule until M/V Kitsap resumes service.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

Fauntleroy / Vashon Schedule 

Fauntleroy / Southworth Schedule 

Southworth / Vashon Schedule 


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 03:14 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - One-Slip Operations at Vashon Until Further Notice

Vashon terminal will be on one-slip operations until further notice due to an issue with the hanger bar in slip #2.  Customers can expect delays on the route until repairs can be made which are tentatively scheduled for November 29.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 03:05 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW & PD/Tahl - Vashon Island Low Tides for November 2022

Trucks with a ground clearance of less than 14" should not travel to/from the north end of Vashon or Point Defiance during the following dates/times:

  • November 26, 2002, 10:40 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. -3.3
  • November 27, 2022, 11:50 p.m. to 3:10 a.m. -2.6
  • November 29, 2022, 1:20 a.m. to 3:20 a.m. -1.5

At low tides these loading ramps create a steep slope where the hinge at the top causes an extreme angle for trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for this angle to lessen at the bridge seat (top). This allows for safer clearances for vehicles low to the ground and keeps them from scraping or hanging up at these locations.


[Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2022 05:45 PM]

Ana/SJs - ADA - Car Deck Restroom on #3 Samish Is Out of Service

The restroom on the car deck of the #3 Samish is temporarily out of service for maintenance and repairs.  Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.