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Colman Dock, the Seattle ferry terminal, is located on the Seattle Waterfront at Pier 52. This is where you access Washington State Ferries to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. The Colman Dock Project completed major new elements in summer 2023, including the entry building along Alaskan Way and the elevated pedestrian connector for ticketing and terminal building access. Additional and final improvements will be completed in 2024—including removal of the temporary walkway. Please be alert to final construction activities while entering and exiting Colman Dock.

Project News

Temporary schedule for two weeks: All trips between the Seattle terminal, Bainbridge Island, and Bremerton will follow a temporary sailing schedule beginning on Saturday, Jan. 4 through Jan. 20, 2020. Find out more about the temporary sailing schedule and ways to plan ahead.

Real-Time Terminal Conditions are unavailable.We are unable to calculate the real-time estimated drive-up spaces based on the number of vehicles at the terminal due to vehicles not purchasing a fare for their travel. Please view cameras to make more informed travel decisions. View Lopez Island cameras.

Ferry Alert Bulletins




WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please visit our Safety and Security page.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact the Ferry Advisory Committee chair representing your community with suggestions or concerns about ferry service.


Tourist Information

There is limited parking ( up to 72 hrs. ) available at the Lopez dock.

While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:

Fare Purchase/Redemption
Inter-island tickets may be purchased from kiosk in terminal or online in advance.
Tickets are required for traveling inter-island, heading westbound, from Lopez to Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor.

Motorcyclists bypass staging lanes and proceed to the lower parking lot adjacent to the terminal.

Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

Special Communication
Recommended arrival time is 20 minutes prior to scheduled sailing time.

Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, they are not destination specific and fare payment is required traveling westbound only. Motorcyclists travel free eastbound.

WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and/or over 8’6” wide to have “travel approval” before crossing any of our routes. Vessels on this route have a limited height clearance and trucks may be loaded out of sequence.

Trucks that have a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs but are hauling less than 80,000 lbs will need to provide a weight slip.

Please fill out our Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Travel form and email it to Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206)464-6400.

Bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of vehicle loading. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. The terminal has one bike rack, which holds 8 bikes.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: Yes. Galley Hours (Vessel #1)
  • 6:00 am – 7:15 pm Daily.
  • (Vessel #2)
  • 7:30 am – 9:15 pm Daily
  • (Vessel #3)
  • 6:15 am – 5:45 pm Tues/Wed
  • 6:15am - 9:00 pm Thursday-Monday

  • Café Hours: Monday through Sunday 6am to 6pm)

    Dockside Hours:
    Thursday through Monday 8am to 6pm Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am to 6pm
    News/Book Stand: Same hours as the café. (Monday through Sunday 6am to 6pm)

  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have an overhead loading ramp to board the ferry. However, the San Juan Islands do not and all passengers load/offload via the the car deck. All of the vessels on these routes do have elevator access between decks.

    Passengers traveling in a vehicle who need extra space for a lift, or access to an elevator, please alert the ticket seller or attendant at the terminal.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info


Fare Discounts

We offer seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. We offer special rates for youth ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

For more information check Fares.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Anacortes ferry terminal. Due to storage limitations, found items are held for 10 days from the date they were found. Our Information Agents can assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (daily) at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Additional Info

Summer Season schedule eastbound allotments from Lopez to Anacortes:

Daily (unless noted)

6:15 a.m. sailing - 43 Reg and 11 Tall
9:30 a.m. sailing - 23 Reg and 8 Tall
10:50 a.m. sailing - 107 Reg and 34 Tall
2:40 p.m. sailing - Monday - Saturday 33 Reg and 32 Tall
2:40 p.m. sailing - Sunday- 48 Reg and 19 Tall
4:15 p.m. sailing - Mon-Fri - Walk-On passengers only, no vehicles
6:20 p.m. sailing- 107 Reg. and 32 Tall
8:45 p.m. sailing- 33 Reg. and 9 Tall

NO Kayak launching or beach access at the terminal.
NO vehicle reservations from Lopez to Anacortes.
NO running water; sani cans only.
Lopez Village is 4 miles from the terminal.