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Friday, May 26, 2017 05:58 AM

PT/Coup - 5/26 Reservation Status - Standby Space Available
For Friday, May 26, vehicle reservations are only available for the Coupeville 7:30pm, 9:10pm, and 10:40 pm departures. Reservations from Port Townsend are only available for the 10:00 pm sailing. Standby space will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. Reservation holders should arrive one hour prior to sailing. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not try to travel earlier or later as a standby.

Reservations can be made at least two hours before sailing time at TakeaFerry. Walk on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:35 PM

PT/Coup - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will operate on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance for holiday weekend travel on this route by visiting TakeAFerry. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 45-60 minutes before their reservation time to ensure processing before boarding their reserved sailing. Vehicles without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Monday.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:35 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will operate on its regular weekday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:49 PM

PD/Tah - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will operate on a holiday (weekend) schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at PtD/Tahlequah Schedule Expect heavy traffic and long wait times eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:36 PM

Muk/Clin - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Mukilteo/Clinton route will be operate on a holiday sailing schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Vehicles should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:55 PM

Edm/King - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Edmonds/Kingston route will operate on a weekday holiday sailing schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at Edmonds/Kingston Schedule. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Sunday and Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:58 PM

Sea/BI - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will operate on a holiday (Saturday) schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at Seattle/Bainbridge Island Schedule. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Monday.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:36 PM

Sea/Brem - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Seattle/Bremerton route will operate on its regular schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:37 PM

Ana/SJ's - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Anacortes/San Juan's route will operate on a holiday (Sunday) schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance for holiday weekend travel on this route by visiting TakeAFerry or by calling 511. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 60 minutes before their reservation time to ensure processing before boarding their reserved sailing. Vehicles without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening and eastbound on Monday. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at SanJuanSchedule.


Friday, May 26, 2017 05:40 AM

Ana/SJI - Reservation Status - Limited Standby Space
For Friday May 26, westbound vehicle reservations from Anacortes are full. Limited standby space for all sailings will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. Reservation holders should plan to arrive one hour in advance. If you have a reservation it is recommended that you keep your reservation time and do not try to travel earlier or later as a standby.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:44 PM

PT/Coup - 5/26 Tidal Cancellations
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in May. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Friday, May 26, due to tidal currents, the 8:00am and 9:30am sailings from Port Townsend also the 8:45am and 10:15am sailings from Coupeville are cancelled.


Friday, May 26, 2017 03:54 AM

Edm/King - Low Tides May Affect Travel For Low Clearance Trucks May 24-30
Please be advised from Wednesday, May 24 through May 30, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Edmonds/Kingston route. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal.

Walk on passengers will not be able to use the overhead loading during the low tides and will need to load and offload via the car deck.

Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

  • 5/26/17, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (-3.3’)
  • 5/27/17, Saturday, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (3.5’)
  • 5/28/17, Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (-3.2’)
  • 5/29/17, Monday, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p. m; (-2.5’)
  • 5/30/17, Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding and working with us.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    Muk/Clin - Low Tides May Affect Travel for Low Clearance Trucks, May 24-30
    Please be advised that from Wednesday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 30, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Mukilteo/Clinton route. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal.

    Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

  • 5/24/17, Wednesday, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 5/25/17, Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (-2.6’)
  • 5/26/17, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (-3.3’)
  • 5/27/17, Saturday, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (3.5’)
  • 5/28/17, Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (-3.2’)
  • 5/29/17, Monday, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p. m; (-2.5’)
  • 5/30/17, Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding and working with us.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    Ana/SJ's - Additional Anacortes to Orcas Sailings through 6/24
    Please be advised that beginning Thursday, May 18, the 1:55pm sailing from Anacortes to Orcas Island will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the end of the Spring Schedule (June 24). Previously, this sailing only operated on Fridays and Sundays. This change is reflected in the online reservation system and online schedules, but is not on the printed schedules that are found on the vessels and at the terminals.


    Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:36 AM

    PT/CV - Changes to Galley Hours for May 23-29
    Galley Hours on the M/V Salish (#1 vessel) and M/V Kennewick (#2 vessel) will be adjusted for week of May 23-29. The following changes to galley service hours aboard the vessels are as follows:

  • Tuesday 5/23: #1 vessel - 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 5/24: #1 vessel - 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 5/25: #1 vessel - 9:00am - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 10:00am - 3:45pm
  • Friday 5/26: #1 vessel - 10:45am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 5/27: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 9:30am & 10:45am - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 11:30am - 5:15pm
  • Sunday 5/28: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 9:30am & 12:15pm - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 11:30am - 5:15pm
  • Monday 5/29: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 10:45am & 12noon - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 1:00pm - 3:45pm


    Thursday, May 25, 2017 02:19 PM

    Sea/Brem: Chimacum replaces Sealth Wednesday 5/24
    M/V Chimacum has replaced the M/V Sealth on the Seattle/Bremerton route effective Wednesday, May, 24.

    Due to necessary emergency vessel repairs, and unavailability of other relief vessels, Chimacum will temporarily service the Seattle/Bremerton route earlier than planned in order to restore full service to WSF routes heading into the busy holiday weekend. Kaleetan is expected to return to service later this week after a required U.S. Coast Guard Annual inspection is completed.

    Be advised that there is light galley service on the Chimacum while in service. Limited vending options will be available (no hot drinks), and the vessel will sail in the #1 position.


    Thursday, May 25, 2017 02:19 PM

    Sea/Brem - Chimacum ADA Car Deck Restroom Unavailable
    The ADA restroom on the Chimacum car deck is temporarily unavailable due to necessary maintenance. Customers may access the upper deck restrooms from both passenger elevators onboard the vessel. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    All Routes - Peak Season Fare Changes Began May 1
    Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, the peak season surcharge will go into effect for single vehicle and driver fares. Multi-ride products and passenger fares are not affected by this seasonal increase.

    For details, visit: Current Fares

    To see the fares brouchure visit: Fares Brochure


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    WSDOT Eastern Division - Keller Ferry Out of Service
    The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on SR 21 is out of service until further notice due to issues with the north shore loading ramp. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes. There is no estimate on when the ramp repairs will be complete.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    Edm/King - ADA Alert - Puyallup Passenger Elevator Out of Service, 5/19
    The elevator on Puyallup is temporarily out of service for necessary repairs. Technicians have been dispatched to evaluate and correct the issue. A service elevator is available and passengers may ask the crew for assistance. There is an ADA restroom available on the car deck. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    New Call Center Hours
    Starting March 6, the WSF Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email/web support is also available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Reservations for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at www.takeaferry.com, and general information about Washington State Ferries can be found at WSF Ferries.

    The Lost and Found office at Colman Dock will also operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 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.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    Muk/Clin - 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.