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Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:42 PM

Ana/SJs - Anacortes/San Juan Islands Service Update
The M/V Yakima is out of service until further notice due to a bent prop. The following temporary schedule is in effect for April 23. Sailing times have been adjusted to prioritize domestic travel in the San Juan Islands, canceling the international sailing to and from Sidney, British Columbia. Reservation holders that are not able to travel due to the service disruptions will not be charged the no show fee. Please note that these sailing times are approximations, and customers are advised to arrive early for their desired sailings:

The inter-island vessel will sail as scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to restore full service on this route. We will send updates regarding the status and duration of this temporary schedule as soon as possible.

Westbound:

  • 5:30 a.m. – Anacortes to Orcas (drops off Shaw traffic on eastbound return)
  • 6:20 a.m. – Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor
  • 8:30 a.m. - Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor
  • 9:30 a.m. - Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas
  • 12:00 p.m. - Anacortes to Lopez only
  • 12:10 p.m. - Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas
  • 2:15 p.m. - Anacortes to Friday Harbor only
  • 3:15 p.m. - Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas
  • 6:15 p.m. - Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor
  • 6:30 p.m. - Anacortes to Orcas (drops off Shaw traffic on eastbound return)
  • 9:15 p.m. - Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor

    Eastbound:

  • 6:45 a.m. – Orcas, Shaw (dropping off westbound traffic), Lopez to Anacortes
  • 8:05 a.m. - Friday Harbor to Lopez and Anacortes
  • 10:15 a.m. - Friday Harbor to Lopez and Anacortes
  • 10:45 a.m. - Orcas to Shaw and Anacortes
  • 1:00 p.m. - Lopez only to Anacortes
  • 1:40 p.m. - Orcas to Lopez and Anacortes
  • 4:30 p.m. - Friday Harbor only to Anacortes
  • 4:45 p.m. - Orcas to Lopez and Anacortes
  • 7:45 p.m. - Orcas to Shaw (dropping off westbound traffic) and Anacortes
  • 8:00 p.m. - Friday Harbor to Lopez and Anacortes
  • 11:30 p.m. - Friday Harbor to Lopez and Anacortes


    Monday, April 23, 2018 05:26 AM

    Reminder: Summer 2018 Reservation Release
    Vehicle reservations for summer travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney B.C., and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes will be released Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 a.m. PST. The Washington State Ferries Summer 2018 schedule runs from June 24, 2018 through September 29, 2018. Reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry or by calling 206 464 6400 and speaking with an Information Agent.


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 07:24 PM

    Faunt/Va/SW - WSF 2040 Long Range Plan open house in Southworth next week
    WSF is hosting an open house at John Sedgwick Junior High School (8995 SE Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard) on Thursday, April 26. Drop by anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and share your ideas. You can also view open house materials and provide feedback at an online open house until May 24 at WSF Long Range Plan


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Sea/Brem - WSF 2040 Long Range Plan Open House on Wed. April 25
    WSF is hosting an open house at the Kitsap Conference Center (100 Washington Ave) on Wednesday, April 25. Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and share your ideas. You can also view open house materials and provide feedback at an online open house until May 24 at WSF Long Range Plan


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Fa/Va/SW - WSF 2040 Long Range Plan open house in Vashon, Tues. April 24
    WSF is hosting an open house at Vashon Island High School (9600 SW 204th St) on Tuesday, April 24. Drop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and share your ideas. You can also view open house materials and provide feedback at an online open house until May 24 at WSF Long Range Plan


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    PT/Coup - Spring and Summer SR 20 Construction
    Customers travelling to the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on SR 20 in Port Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Those travelling to the terminals should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas. Check the project websites below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

    Project information:

    Port Townsend

    Coupeville


    Saturday, April 21, 2018 07:04 PM

    Faunt/VA/SW- ADA Alert: The elevators on the Cathlamet are out of service.
    The elevators on the car deck of the M/V Cathlamet are out of service. The passenger cabin is accessible only via the stairway. Customers may choose to remain on the car deck during the crossing. An ADA compliant restroom is available on the car deck. Updates will occur as conditions change. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Faunt/Va/SW - Fauntleroy Paving Project - Update
    On Monday, April 9, WSF and its contractor began paving work to preserve the Fauntleroy terminal. Work will take place from 7 p.m. - 4 a.m. from April 9 until the end of May. No work will be conducted Friday-Sunday nights. During the paving work, drivers and walk on customers should expect changes to loading and unloading procedures. Follow all instructions from terminal attendants. Customers will need to pick-up/drop-off passengers in the WSF designated area located southbound on Fauntleroy Way adjacent to the Metro bus stop at the top of the dock.


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Sealth in the #1 position beginning April 16
    On April 16, due to required mechanical troubleshooting, the 90-vehicle Sealth began sailing in the #1 position on April 16, the 124-vehicle Cathlamet in the #2 position and the 124-vehicle Issaquah in the #3 position. Commuters are encouraged to arrive early. The galley will be open for service. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when conditions change:

    See the Spring Schedule:

    Fauntleroy/Vashon Schedule

    Fauntleroy/Southworth

    Vashon/Southworth


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

    • Passenger waiting area: Walk-on passengers will use a single, combined waiting area for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailings on the north side (Bainbridge Island side) of the terminal. This configuration will be in effect until early May while construction crews build a new combined waiting area on the other side of the terminal (Bremerton side) that will be in place until mid-2019.
    • Bremerton bike passengers: For your safety, please use the marked bike lane located next to the vehicle exit lanes on the south side of the dock (Yesler Way exit). There is construction activity and equipment in the vehicle holding lanes during the day. Do not ride through the vehicle holding lanes to exit Colman Dock.
    • Vehicle lane work: Crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.
    • Bainbridge trucks over 40’: Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • This work is part of ongoing construction of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Ana/SJs/Sidney - SR 20 Construction began Monday, April 2
    Customers travelling to the Anacortes terminal during the spring and summer should be aware of construction planned at the intersection of SR 20/SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) in Anacortes. Around-the-clock lane reductions started Monday, April 2 and are expected to be in place through summer. Those travelling to the terminal should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminal and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through this area. Check the project website below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

    SR 20 - Sharpes Corner Interchange project page


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is Required
    U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
    All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

    WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

    Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity. Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement. To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 02:10 PM

    Muk/Clin - ADA Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
    Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.