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[Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2022 09:13 PM]

Ana/SJs- #1 Samish Is 60 Minutes Behind Schedule

The The #1 Vessel Samish is an estimated 60 minutes behind schedule

This will delay the following sailings:

  • 8:20 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor
  • 10:00 p.m.  All stops to Anacortes

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: Sunday, August 07, 2022 08:57 PM]

WSF Alternate Schedule Update for Monday, August 8

Washington State Ferries is operating on alternate schedules on most routes until further notice. These changes will help offer more predictable and reliable service systemwide in the face of crewing shortages due to a global shortage of mariners that has been worsened by the pandemic. WSF will attempt to add service when possible, and will provide notifications when full service can temporarily be restored to a route.

For Monday, August 8, the following routes are operating on alternate schedules:

The following routes are running restored summer 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: Sunday, August 07, 2022 06:12 PM]

Ana/SJs - #4 Tillikum 5:30 Roundtrip Cancelled. Vessel will go to Anacortes

The #4 Tillikum's 5:30 p.m. Friday Harbor to Orcas, Shaw & Lopez and 7:00 p.m. Lopez to Shaw, Orcas & Friday Harbor have been cancelled. The Tillikum will instead take traffic from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. They will take vehicle traffic and walk-on traffic heading to other islands. The walk-ons will first have to depart back to Anacortes and then we will have an unscheduled sailing from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2022 08:37 PM]

Edm/King - Vessel Running an Estimated 60 Minutes Behind Schedule

The Puyallup is an estimated 60 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: Sunday, August 07, 2022 08:17 PM]

Sea/BI - Both Vessels Are an Estimated 43-51 Minutes Behind Schedule

The #1 Tacoma is running an estimated 43 minutes behind schedule.

The #2 Wenatchee is running an estimated 51 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: Sunday, August 07, 2022 08:12 PM]

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal Status - 2 Hour Wait With Tallies

There is an estimated 2 hour wait for drivers departing Kingston. The boarding pass system has been activated. Washington State Patrol will be handing out boarding passes to vehicles in queue on State Route 104 at Lindvog Rd NE. If a driver attempts to enter the terminal without a boarding pass, they will be directed by WSP to the end of the queue. Updates will occur when more information is available.
Upon approaching the terminal, please refrain from blocking the intersections and businesses in the area.


[Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2022 03:54 PM]

Edm/King -Edmonds Terminal Status - 1 Hour Wait for Drivers

There is an estimated one hour wait departing Edmonds terminal. There is one-boat service at this time. Upon approaching the terminals, please refrain from blocking businesses and driveways in the area.


[Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2022 06:33 PM]

Bainbridge Terminal Changes for Bikes and Motor Vehicles From 8/8 - 8/16

As crews expand the work zone at the Bainbridge ferry terminal, drive-on passengers, bicycles, and motorcycles will see changes in the exit and holding lanes from Aug. 8-16. Please be aware of these changes when you arrive at the Bainbridge terminal on Monday, Aug. 8:

  • Slip 2 will be the primary operations slip.
  • Slip 1 will be used only to access and offload the last sailing at night and to load the first sailing in the morning for the # 2 vessel each day.
  • Vehicle staging area will be reduced by 40 vehicles. All vehicles will be held in lanes 1-15 in the upper holding area.
  • Motorcycles stage in the lower trestle lane 5.
  • Bicycles stage in the lower trestle lane 6.

You can find a picture of the changes at the terminal here

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to upgrade and maintain our terminals. Please follow all signs and directions from terminal staff. 


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 09:47 AM]

Fall Reservations for San Juans and Port Townsend/Coupeville Routes

Vehicle reservations for travel between late September and New Year’s Eve on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are now available to reserve. 

Reservations can be booked online or by calling 206-464-6400 and speaking with an Information Agent. Customers can also call that number should they have questions or need additional information.

Please note that international service to and from Sidney, B.C. remains suspended.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2022 05:02 AM]

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: Friday, July 29, 2022 02:45 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW & PD/Tahl - Vashon Island Low Tides for August 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:

  • August 8, 2022  7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. -1.6
  • August 9, 2022  7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. -2.4
  • August 10, 2022  8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. -3.0
  • August 11, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -3.2
  • August 12, 2022 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. -3.0
  • August 13, 2022 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. -2.3

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.

The safety of our customers and crew is WSF’s top priority. Please remember that all traveling customers are required to wear face coverings inside the terminal, at the tollbooth and aboard the ferry. Please also consider limiting your travel to only the most essential trips while service continues to be constrained by the pandemic. For additional travel information regarding COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Travel Updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:26 PM]

PT/Coup - ADA - Passenger Elevator on Salish is Out of Service

The passenger elevator on M/V Salish 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.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:25 PM]

Sea/Brem/BI-ADA Alert: Colman West Elevator Out of Service

The #2 elevator at the Seattle terminal is out of service. The #1 elevator is still available.  Updates will occur when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:25 PM]

Sea/BI - ADA - Passenger Elevator on Wenatchee Is Out of Service

The passenger elevator on M/V Wenatchee is out of service.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:25 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW- ADA Alert: ADA Restroom on The #1 Vessel Temporarily Out of Service

The ADA restroom on the car deck level of the #1 vessel is temporarily out of service. There are ADA restrooms located in the main passenger cabin.  The crew can direct passengers to the elevators.  Updates will occur when more information is available.