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[Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2024 06:39 PM]

Ana/SJs - Update - Cancelled & Adjusted Sailings Due to Samish Disruption

Due to a shortage of crew, the M/V Samish is out of service for the remainder of the day. New reservations have been blocked and no-show fees waived for those unable to travel.  Existing reservation holders will be loaded on a first come, first served basis.

This cancels the following sailings:

  • 6:45 p.m. Anacortes to Lopez
  • 7:25 p.m. Anacortes to Shaw
  • 7:35 p.m. Lopez to Orcas
  • 8:15 p.m. Orcas to Lopez
  • 8:20 p.m. Shaw to Orcas
  • 8:20 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor
  • 8:45 p.m. Lopez to Anacortes
  • 8:50 p.m. Orcas to Anacortes
  • 10:00 p.m. Friday Harbor to Orcas
  • 10:50 p.m. Orcas to Shaw
  • 11:00 p.m.  Shaw to Lopez
  • 11:20 p.m. Lopez to Anacortes

Adjusted Sailing Schedule for Remainder of Service Day:

  • 6:45 p.m. Anacortes to Orcas and Friday Harbor - no stops on return - sailing direct
  • 7:25 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor  - This is the LAST sailing to Friday Harbor for the evening. Vessel will do all stops on return
  • 9:50 p.m. Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw and Orcas - vessel will bring traffic back to Anacortes.

[Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2024 02:38 PM]

PT/Coup - Port Townsend/Coupeville Reservation Status, July 21

For Sunday, July 21, vehicle reservations are full from Port Townsend for the remainder of the service day and full from Coupeville until 10:40 p.m.

General standby space is very limited and will be loaded on a first come, first serve basis.

Alternate routes are highly recommended using either Edmonds/Kingston and/or Mukilteo/Clinton.

Mukilteo / Clinton Schedule 

Edmonds / Kingston Schedule 


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2024 12:50 PM]

PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Monday, July 22

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

On Monday, July 22, the 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. sailings from Port Townsend and the 8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. from Coupeville are cancelled due to tidal conditions.

Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and/or Mukilteo/Clinton

Edmonds / Kingston Schedule 

Mukilteo / Clinton Schedule 


[Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2024 11:06 AM]

Vehicle Reservations for Fall Season Available 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23

Vehicle reservations for the fall 2024 schedule (September 22 through December 28) on our Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes will be available at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23. The two-week and two-day releases will remain at 7 a.m. that day for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands reservations.

Virtual Waiting Room

To ensure a smooth and fair experience during this high-demand period, we will continue using the virtual waiting room. This system helps prevent website overload and guarantees equitable access for everyone. Here’s how it works:

  • Pre-Queue Activation: Before reservations open, early visitors will enter a virtual holding area called the pre-queue. This reduces website strain and ensures a smoother experience for all users. Please note that the pre-queue will be activated 30 minutes prior to the reservation release at 9:30 a.m. Customers needing to make, change, or cancel reservations for the current summer schedule are advised to complete their transactions before 9:30 a.m. or later in the afternoon to avoid waiting with those making reservations for the fall schedule.  
  • Countdown Timer: While in the pre-queue, you will see a countdown timer showing how much time is left until reservations open.
  • Randomized Entry: When reservations open, everyone in the pre-queue will be randomly assigned a position in the waiting room, giving all early visitors a fair chance.
  • First-Come, First-Served: Visitors who arrive after reservations open will be placed in line on a first come, first served basis. You will see your place in line and the estimated wait time.
  • Email Notification: You can opt to receive an email notification with a link to your place in line. This allows you to leave the site and return when it’s your turn. You can also monitor your estimated wait time from another device or location if needed. We recommend using the email notification option to ensure you always have a way back to your place in line.

Visit this webpage for more information about our reservations on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2024 06:28 PM]

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal Status - 2 Hour Wait, WSP Boarding Pass Required

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 driveways in the area.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2024 06:28 PM]

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Island Terminal Status - 2 Hour Wait for Drivers

There is an estimated 2 hour wait for drivers departing the Bainbridge terminal.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2024 02:16 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - Kitsap County is Recruiting New Ferry Advisory Committee Members

Are you a resident of Kitsap County and a regular rider of the Washington State Ferries Southworth route? Are you interested in providing input on ferry service and local terminal operations, and gathering ridership experience?

Kitsap County is recruiting new ferry advisory committee members. Consider applying to serve on the Southworth Ferry Advisory Committee. Committee members are appointed by Kitsap County Commissioners and advise Washington State Ferries to help improve services and meet the transportation needs of local communities.

Find the position description and online application at kcowa.us/advisorygroups or contact rpirtle@kitsap.gov in the Kitsap County Commissioners’ Office.


[Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2024 02:17 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - Unscheduled 3rd Boat on Triangle Route to Run Weekdays

Beginning with our summer schedule, we will operate an unscheduled third ferry weekdays on our Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route when crewing and a vessel are available.

This boat will sail around the other two scheduled vessels to help move more riders and keep the two-boat schedule on time. You can use our real-time map to track all our ferries in service.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2024 04:14 AM]

Keller Ferry Route Out of Service Until Further Notice

The Incident Commander for the Swawilla wildfire requested the Keller Ferry remain out of service due to level 3 evacuations north of the north shore terminal on SR 21.

Please plan to use alternate routes during this time.