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ADA Overview of Vessels

All our ferries with the exception of the Hiyu have elevators. However, a ferry elevator can go out of service for a variety of reasons. We encourage you to call before traveling to ascertain real-time information on elevator availability.

If you need access to an elevator, please alert the ticket seller when purchasing your fare to ensure being parked on the auto deck near an elevator.

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ADA Information Jumbo Mark II ferries are the largest in our fleet, and carry more than 200 cars. These vessels include the Wenatchee, Puyallup, and Tacoma. The Jumbo Mark II vessels are designed to separate walk-on and auto traffic. They are wheelchair accessible in two ways: you can board from a passenger ramp from certain terminals, or you can drive on. When you drive on, you can park on the auto deck and take an elevator to the main passenger deck and sundeck of the ferry. On passenger decks of these ferries, you will find accessible restrooms and dining areas with food service areas with a minimum 32" clearance. Food service counters are 34" from the floor. If you are traveling by car and want to park near the elevator, be sure to let the ticket seller know when you pay your fare. Space for all passengers is allocated on a first-come, space-available basis. These vessels are equipped with our visual paging system.

ADA Information Our next largest ferries, the Jumbo and Super Class, carry 144 to 188 cars. These boats include the Spokane, Walla Walla, Hyak, Yakima, Elwha, and Kaleetan. All vessels have accessible elevators from the auto deck to the passenger cabins on both passenger decks. The Hyak, Kaleetan, and the Yakima have an accessible shelter and an accessible restroom on the auto deck. The Spokane, Walla Walla, and Elwha do not have accessible shelters or restrooms on the auto deck. When you arrive at the terminal, notify the ticket seller if you need to park near an elevator. Dining areas on the Jumbo and Super Class vessels have the same clearance and counter heights described on the Jumbo Mark II ferries. The Spokane, Walla Walla, Hyak, and Kaleetan are equipped with our visual paging system.

Olympic Class VesselsThe Olympic Class is the newest class and each vessel carries 144 cars. The class consists of the Tokitae, currently in service, the Samish, scheduled to be in service in June 2015, and the Chimicum, presently under construction for service in 2017. Each vessel has two elevators, one at each end, with access from both auto decks to the passenger deck. Accessible restrooms and a galley are on the main passenger deck. The Samish and Chimacum have accessible restrooms on the vehicle deck.

ADA Information The Issaquah Class carries 90 to 124 cars and includes the Issaquah, Chelan, Sealth, Kitsap, Kittitas, and Cathlamet. The Evergreen State Class carries 87 cars and includes the Evergreen State, Klahowya, and Tillikum. These vessels have elevator access from the auto deck to the passenger deck. Notify a ticket seller if you are traveling by car and need to park near an elevator. These vessels have accessible restrooms located on the main passenger deck. Dining areas have the same clearances and counter heights described in the Jumbo Mark II ferries. The Tokitae, Cathlamet, Kitsap and Kittitas are equipped with our visual paging system.

The Kwa-di Tabil Class carries 64 cars. This class includes the Chetzemoka, Salish, and Kennewick. These vessels have elevator access from the main auto deck to the mezzanine lounge, passenger deck and sun deck. Please notify the ticket seller if you need to park near an elevator. These vessels have accessible restrooms on the passenger deck. Dining areas have clearances and counter heights as prescribed in ADA requirements. Wheelchair tie-downs are available; please contact a crew member if needed.

One small ferry, the Hiyu carries 34 cars, and does not have an elevator. No food service is available on the Hiyu.