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[Last Updated: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:38 AM]

Reservations Available July 27 for Travel Between Sept. 26 and Jan. 1, 2022

Vehicle reservations for travel between late September and New Year’s Day on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes will be released next week. Starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, customers can secure their spot on sailings between Sept. 26 and Jan. 1, 2022. Customers can view the sailing schedules for these dates online.

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. However, if we restart service to Sidney, we will announce in advance when those reservations will be made available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2021 06:19 AM]

Masks Required Only in Indoor Areas of Terminals and Vessels

Face masks are now required only in indoor areas of our terminals and vessels for all riders and employees in compliance with the latest CDC guidelines. All customers inside terminals or vessels should continue to wear face coverings. However, passengers can remove their masks while outdoors on the sun deck, car deck areas of the vessel, outside waiting areas at terminals and other outdoor locations. Please remember to mask up upon reentering interior areas of boats and terminals.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 02:25 PM]

Ana/SJs - Update - Chelan, Samish & Tillikum Running 30-50 Minutes Behind

The #1 Chelan is running an estimated 50 minutes behind schedule. 

The #3 Samish is running an estimated 40 minutes behind schedule. The vessel departed Lopez at 2:10 p.m. and is estimated to arrive in Orcas at 2:31 p.m..

The inter-island Tillikum is running an estimated 30 minutes behind schedule. 

These delays affect the following sailing(s):

  • 1:55 p.m. Friday Harbor to Lopez (Chelan)
  • 2:40 p.m. Lopez to Anacortes (Chelan)
  • 2:20 p.m. Orcas to Anacortes (Samish)
  • 3:45 p.m. Anacortes to Shaw (Samish)
  • 4:40 p.m. Shaw to Orcas (Samish)

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: Monday, July 26, 2021 03:09 PM]

Sea/BI - Drivers Should Expect Delays on Several Departures on Sunday, August 1

On Sunday, Aug. 1, drivers should anticipate delays on the Seattle to Bainbridge Island route due to heavy bicycle traffic participating in the annual Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic. More than 1,000 bicyclists are expected, and vehicle capacity will be limited on the 7:55 am, 8:55 am, and 9:35 am departures from Seattle. Departing the Bainbridge Island Terminal, the heaviest traffic is expected on sailings between 11:35 am and 3:00 pm.

To minimize delays, WSF recommends that drivers consider alternative travel times or routes.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2021 08:57 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Route Reduced to 2-Boat Service on Sundays Began July 4

Until further notice, the Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth route has been reduced to two-boat service on Sundays, this change began on July 4. The route will operate on its current Sunday schedule without the #3 vessel. Customers should plan ahead and check the schedule online to verify sailing times.

This difficult decision was made as a result of ongoing crew shortages and the need to reallocate limited resources throughout the ferry system. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as WSF works to maintain as much service as possible.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2021 05:19 PM]

PD/Tahl - Point Defiance Marina Parking Lot Now Closes at 10 p.m.

Due to needed increased security, Metro Parks Tacoma has begun locking the gate to the Point Defiance Marina Lot nightly at 10:00 p.m.

Customers traveling on the 10:00 p.m. sailing from Tahlequah to Point Defiance will still be able to exit the parking lot with their vehicle after arriving. However, customers sailing on the 10:55 p.m. sailing from Tahlequah will not be able to exit the parking lot when they get to Point Defiance. If customers need access to their vehicle after the 10:00 p.m. sailing, they can park their vehicle at the Tahlequah lot.


[Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2021 05:25 AM]

Ana/SJs/Sid - Update on International Travel To/From Sidney B.C.

The international route to and from Sidney B.C. is out of service until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. To speak with an information agent, please call 1 888 808 7977.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:58 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Public Restrooms Out of Service

The public restroom facilities at the Southworth terminal are temporarily closed due to plumbing issues. Portable restrooms will be provided. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to provide updates on a repair status.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2021 06:12 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - SW/Faunt Passengers Change Boats Friday Nights

All customers on the 9:30 p.m. sailing from Southworth to Fauntleroy will switch to a different vessel when they arrive in Vashon Island Friday evenings.

  • Walk-on passengers will exit the vessel they arrived on and briefly wait at the Vashon terminal before re-boarding their new vessel.
  • Passengers driving aboard will be directed off the boat by terminal staff and repositioned before boarding the new boat.

Once aboard, crews will then load all Fauntleroy-bound Vashon passengers before departing to West Seattle.

This adjustment allows crews more time to perform needed maintenance for the three boats assigned to the route to better avoid service disruptions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to maintain our fleet.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2021 06:12 PM]

ADA: Sea/Brem - Bremerton Women's ADA Stall Out of Service Until Further Notice

The Bremerton women's ADA restroom stall is out of service until further notice. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 02:32 PM]

Keller Ferry Temporarily Out of Service.

The Keller Ferry on SR 21 MP 106 that crosses the Columbia River north of Wilbur is temporarily out of service due to repairs. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

You can view all travel alerts at the WSF Travel Bulletins page.