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[Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2023 12:19 PM]

Ana/SJs - Update - #3 Samish is an Estimated 55 Minutes Behind Schedule

The #3 Samish is an estimated 55 minutes behind schedule. The vessel departed Anacortes at 12:14 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Shaw at 1:05 p.m.

The 4:20 p.m. from Lopez to Anacortes has been cancelled due to the extensive delay from earlier unscheduled stops.

This will delay the following sailings:

  • 12:20 p.m. Shaw to Orcas
  • 12:55 p.m. Orcas to Anacortes
  • 2:10 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor
  • 3:40 p.m. Friday Harbor to Anacortes - vessel will not stop at Lopez due to extensive delay

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: Friday, January 27, 2023 11:54 AM]

Ana/SJs - Additional Unscheduled Sailings in SJs Planned for Friday Afternoon

The Yakima will be making several unscheduled sailings this afternoon to help move traffic while the Tillikum remains out of service due to unplanned maintenance. The boat’s first unscheduled departure will be a 4:25 p.m. sailing from Orcas to Friday Harbor. Following this sailing, the Yakima will then depart Friday Harbor at about 5 p.m. and make stops at Orcas, Shaw and Lopez.

Travelers will likely encounters delays on the route while we work to accommodate as many travelers as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. We’ll continue to provide updates as they become available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2023 09:03 PM]

WSF Alternate Schedule Update for Friday, January 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 Friday, January 27, the following routes are operating on alternate schedules:

The following routes are running restored winter 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: Thursday, January 26, 2023 07:19 PM]

Ana/SJs: Update - #4 Tillikum Out of Service Until Further Notice - Mechanical

For Friday, January 27, the Tillikum will remain out of service until further notice. New reservations have been blocked to accommodate inter-island passengers affected by these cancellations. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. 


[Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2023 11:03 AM]

Edm/King - Edmonds Terminal Status- 1 Hour Wait

There is a 1 hour wait for vehicle traffic departing Edmonds. Updates will occur when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2023 06:45 PM]

Sea/Brem - Reminder: Suquamish Replaces Walla Walla For Next Few Weeks

The smaller Suquamish will replace the Walla Walla on the Seattle/Bremerton route for a few weeks due to needed maintenance and a shortage of boats throughout the fleet. The 144-vehicle Suquamish is scheduled to fill in for the 188-vehicle Walla Walla from Monday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 19 while the Walla Walla undergoes its federally required inspection and maintenance. Based on recent ridership statistics, the Suquamish should be able to accommodate all traffic on most sailings. However, customers looking to travel in vehicles may want to plan ahead and give themselves extra time, particularly for the 6:20 a.m. sailing from Bremerton to Seattle.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. WSF will continue to send additional updates. Customers can check the online schedule for more information on scheduled sailings and also view the real-time travel map for live boat location information.


[Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2023 07:16 AM]

Spring Vehicle Reservation Release Postponed Until Further Notice

The release of vehicle reservations from March 26 through June 17 for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend Coupeville routes will be postponed until further notice due to a technical issue with the online reservation system. Therefore, next week’s two-month release scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 will be delayed while WSF staff continues to resolve the issue to help ensure a positive customer experience.

Thank you for your patience. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


[Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2023 03:27 PM]

Sea/BI - 144-Car Kaleetan Replaced the 202-Car Wenatchee on 1/15

On Sunday, Jan. 15, the 144-car Kaleetan has replaced the 202-car Wenatchee. This is a decrease of vessel capacity of 58 vehicles.  The route will remain on two-boat service following the vessel repositioning. Updates will occur when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 07:17 AM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Dock Slip Change Update

Due to the electrical work at Colman Dock the Bainbridge route will continue to use to Slip 2 in Seattle until further notice.

All Bainbridge and Bremerton walk-ons must also continue to exit Colman Dock on the balcony along the north side of the new terminal building until the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 9, when the south side of the balcony will reopen.

Please follow directions from our employees and sign up for rider alerts for updates as this timeline may adjust and for a slip change affecting our Bremerton route later this month.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 11:07 AM]

Sea/BI - Update - ADA - Sea/BI - Freight Elevator Remains Out of Service

The freight elevator on the M/V Tacoma remains out of service. The passenger elevator has been repaired and is available for customer use.  Restrooms are also located on the car deck. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. 


[Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2023 11:59 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.