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[Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021 05:05 AM]

PD/Tahl - M/V Salish Delayed 30 Minutes

The M/V  Salish's first sailing of the day has been delayed by 30 minutes due to a crewing shortage. The 5:05 a.m. departure from Point Defiance is now scheduled to depart at 5:35 a.m.


[Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021 09:58 AM]

Ana/SJs - Westbound Reservation Status, April 16

For Friday, April 16, westbound vehicle reservations are full from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, Shaw and Orcas until 9:05 p.m. Standby space for all sailings will be loaded on a first- come, first-served basis. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not attempt to travel earlier or later as a standby. Reservation holders are advised to arrive 60 to 90 minutes in advance.


[Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2021 03:20 PM]

Muk/Clint - Work at New Mukilteo Terminal May Cause Travel Delays 4/21-4/23

Customers driving through the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal should plan for possible delays during the final two weeks of the month. Construction crews will pave the permanent road connecting the new facility to State Route 525. The work is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 through Friday, April 23, though work may also continue on Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27 if necessary. Customers should consider giving themselves extra travel time to enter and exit the terminal.

This paving work is needed to complete the last of two elements of the Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project. The other, the overhead passenger walkway, is expected to open around the same time as the permanent road later this month.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 08:53 AM]

Return of Second Boat to Port Townsend/Coupeville Route Delayed Several Weeks

Although WSF had previously scheduled a second boat to return to the Port Townsend/Coupeville route on May 9 at the start of this year’s peak season, COVID-related crewing shortages have forced WSF to delay providing this additional service until at least June 6.

All reservations that were made on the #2 vessel through June 6 will be cancelled—customers are encouraged to check their itinerary to see if they’re affected by this schedule change.  

Customers whose reservations have been cancelled will need to secure new reservations for an available sailing. If you need assistance rebooking your travel, you can call 206-464-6400 to speak with a customer service agent.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate this unique and challenging time.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 08:46 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Apply Now to Join Effort to Shape the New Fauntleroy Terminal

WSF is currently accepting applications from community members interested in joining a Community Advisory Group that will help shape the future of the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal.

This group will advise WSF and work collaboratively to generate ideas and provide input on which issues should be addressed in this project. Members also will help identify and provide input about potential alternatives and share ongoing feedback on the broader community engagement process.

Anyone who lives near the ferry terminal, regularly rides the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry route, or has an understanding of the area’s regional transportation, economic, community and environmental issues is encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 23.


[Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2021 03:08 PM]

Muk/Clin - Two East Elevators Out of Service at Mukilteo Terminal

The two elevators on the east side of the Mukilteo Terminal located nearest the transit center are out of service for the next 2-4 weeks for repairs. Customers who need to use the elevator to access the terminal building can use the elevator at the west end or the stairs at the east and west ends of the building.  However, this will not affect boarding for walk-on ADA customers who will still board the ferry from the car deck.

Thank you for your patience while we work to quickly make repairs to the elevators.  


[Last Updated: Monday, April 12, 2021 09:29 PM]

Please Be Mindful of Pedestrians When Entering and Exiting Mukilteo Terminal

Drivers entering and exiting the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal are encouraged to be mindful of pedestrians in the area. When pedestrians are present, drivers must stop at the nearby crosswalk located at State Route 525 and Second Street in Mukilteo. Please be advised that it is illegal not to stop for pedestrians at a marked crosswalk. Public safety is WSF’s number one priority.


[Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2021 02:40 PM]

Reminder - Share Your Ferry Feedback Through Online Survey

Customers are encouraged to participate in the current Ferry Riders Opinion Group survey to share your thoughts on all things WSF. The survey is hosted by the Washington State Transportation Commission and helps us hear feedback and suggestions directly from you.

You can participate by either signing up to join the survey panel to ensure you’re included in this and all future surveys, or you can just participate in the current survey that is available online without signing up to receive future surveys. It will be available through April 19. We look forward to hearing from you!


[Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021 05:20 PM]

Customers Advised to Limit Non-Essential Travel/Statewide Mask Requirement

As a reminder, the Governor’s Safe Start Plan is in effect. Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.

Customers traveling by vehicle are encouraged to remain in their vehicles for the duration of their trip, while those in the cabin should practice safe physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid traveling if you feel ill.

Passengers are also asked to comply with the Governor’s statewide order requiring that face masks and coverings be worn in public to limit the spread of COVID-19. The requirement includes both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Thank you for helping us do our part to keep our community healthy.