Travel Alert Bulletins

Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message. Travel Alerts help you stay informed of conditions on your route so you can plan ahead. Note: We use the term, "operational constraints," for a variety of generalized issues including mechanical repairs to the vessels or terminals, crewing shortages and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:24 PM

Activation Of The AMBER ALERT System
This is an activation of the AMBER Alert System. Watch for a 2003 silver BMW 325I, Washington license plate number 701 ZNB. Front bumper tied to vehicle, dark tinted windows. Please call 9-1-1 if you see this vehicle.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Ana/SJI - Spring - Supplemental Service For Memorial Day
In anticipation of heavier than normal traffic for Memorial Day weekend, Washington State Ferries has added the following extra sailings to serve the San Juan Islands: Thursday, May 21, 1:55 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor; Friday, May 22, 9:30 p.m. Anacortes to Orcas Island; Saturday, May 23, 1:55 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor; Monday, May 25, 3:15 p.m. Orcas Island to Anacortes and Monday, May 25, 1:55 p.m. Anacortes to Orcas Island.

A limited number of reservations on these additional sailings are currently available; however, more reservable space will be released in phases, beginning two weeks before the holiday weekend and again two days before the holiday weekend. For more information on the reservation release schedule, or to make a vehicle reservation, please call 511 or visit: Reservations


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. The Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route reopens with one round-trip per day. On the Anacortes/San Juan Island route, customers will see the return of weekend inter-island service and additional weekday sailings. Please check the schedule online or pick up a green schedule at the terminal or on the vessels.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. Three-boat service resumes on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route on Saturdays and Sundays. Customers also will see five minute sailing time adjustments during weekday a.m./p.m. commute hours. Please check the schedule online or pick up a green schedule at the terminal or on the vessels.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

PT/Coup - Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. A second ferry joins the Port Townsend/Coupeville route starting on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10. Please Note: On Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, WSF will close the Coupeville terminal for around-the-clock repairs to the transfer span that connects the ferry to the dock. There will be no service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route during this time.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Edm/King - Speed Limit Reduced on SR 104 Approaching Edmonds Terminal
The speed limit on SR 104 has been reduced to 35 mph approaching a new signalized crosswalk located adjacent to Edmonds City Park. Drivers entering or exiting the Edmonds ferry terminal are advised to slow down and look for pedestrians and cyclists using the crosswalk. For more information visit the Edmonds City Park page.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock - Reminder - Temporary Exit North of Marion in Effect
Starting today, the former Marion Street exit will be closed and drivers will be directed to a temporary exit closer to the fire station between Marion and Madison streets. Vehicle traffic exiting at this location will be directed to turn left or right onto Alaskan Way. Drivers can access Marion St. by turning right onto Alaskan Way, then left onto Marion St. The temporary exit will remain in place through fall 2015 due to on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – All Vehicles Over 30-Feet Exit at Yesler Way
Starting today, the existing Marion Street exit will close and a temporary exit between Marion and Madison streets closer to the fire station will open. This change requires trucks and vehicles over 30-feet in length to use the Yesler Way exit because the turn radius at the new, temporary exit north of Marion Street is not wide enough for vehicles longer than 30 feet. The temporary exit changes are needed to make room for on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – Exterior Pedestrian Stairways Close Feb. 25
Ongoing Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock will temporarily close the north and south exterior stairways to the terminal building through fall 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained via outside elevator, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and a street-level crossing leading to the indoor terminal ramps. Map.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock Access Changes Starting Monday, Jan. 12
Beginning Monday, Jan. 12, access to Colman Dock via Alaskan Way will change. The ferry holding lanes in front of Colman Dock between Madison Street and Yesler Way will be closed and travelers will access Colman Dock directly from either northbound or southbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way. These changes are needed to allow for shifting work zones for two major construction projects – the SR 99 Tunnel and Elliott Bay Seawall. View a Map of the changes accessible from the WSF Home Page.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 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.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Ana/SJIs - Vehicle Reservations Available Now Through June 13
Vehicle reservations are highly recommended for travel in the San Juan Islands. Space for winter and spring travel is available now through June 13. Summer reservations will be available beginning April 14. Weekends, Spring break, and Memorial Day weekend will bring large crowds to all Anacortes/San Juan Islands ferry terminals. Save your spot on the ferry by making a Reservation. Reservation space is released in tiers. A total of 90 percent of vehicle spaces on each sailing will be available for reservations.

WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 5:00 am to 8:15 pm daily by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Spring Reservations Available For March 22 - June 13
On Jan. 22, reservations became available online for the spring sailing schedule on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. Online Reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website.

WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 5:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. daily by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:23 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle Queue Policies at Fauntleroy
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.