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Terminal Conditions

Approximate Vehicle Spaces Available in Holding Area
Note: Vehicles in line that have not been processed through a tollbooth are not counted here. Please view cameras for additional vehicles queued outside the terminal holding area which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • 0%-10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From Interstate 5 take exit 230 and follow SR 20 westbound to Anacortes. After arriving in Anacortes continue north on Commercial Ave. Turn left on 12th St, which becomes Oakes Ave, and then continue to the ferry terminal.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please click on the security link: Security


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee FAC


Tourist Information

There are 1,265 spaces in three parking lots. Pay parking is in effect at the Anacortes Terminal.

Off-peak rates go into effect Wednesday, October 1 through April 30, 2015
Cost will be as follows:

  • 1 day (0-24 hours) - $5.00
  • 2 days (24-48 hours) - $10.00
  • 3 days (48-72 hours) - $12.00
  • 4 days(72-96 hours) - $15.00
  • One week (7 days/168 hours) - $20.00
  • 8 days - $25.00
  • 9 days - $30.00
  • 10 days - $35.00
  • 14 days - $40.00
  • 15 days - $45.00
  • 16 days - $50.00
  • 17 days - $55.00
  • 21 days - $60.00
  • Calendar Month Permit (plus tax) - $34.00
  • Season permit (10/1 to 4/30) - $140.00
  • RV’s (unoccupied, up to 24 hrs. stalls 105-112) - $20.00

    There is a lower lot to the right of the toll booths, closer to the terminal, which provides parking for disabled customers as well as others, and the newly expanded parking area up the hill and to the left of the terminal.

    Park & Pay for up to three weeks on location at one of our six conveniently located electronic pay boxes with cash or credit card. To remotely add time call Call To Park at 1-877-647-4707. You will need to know your Stall #, Station #124939 and your license number. Contact 206-729-0241 for additional parking information. For weekend service between 8AM and 6PM please contact 360-239-7397

    Monthly parking permits sold by calendar month only. Customers wishing to purchase a monthly or seasonal permit may call Diamond Parking Services at 1-800-828-4197. You may also purchase your permit online at: Diamond Parking. Please order your monthly permit by the 15th of the prior month to ensure timely receipt of your permit.
    *There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate. There are 18 ADA spaces available. It’s important to note that when all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in a WSF lot, customers are allowed to park in any empty space, for free, with their ADA placard, except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles).

From the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, allow a minimum of 2 1/2 hours driving time to Anacortes and plan to arrive at least an hour before your ferry is scheduled to depart. Follow road signs to the freeway. Drive north to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North, just follow the road signs. Take I-5 North for approximately 85 miles to state route 20. Take exit 230, turn left at the light and follow the signs into downtown Anacortes. Turn left on 12th Street - our terminal is 4-5 miles outside town.

Airport Shuttle
When traveling from Sea-Tac Airport to Anacortes there is a shuttle from Sea-Tac Airport to our Anacortes Dock. For schedule and fare information call 1-866-235-5247, or check online at: Bellair Airporter.

Island Airporter is another service that provides transportation from Sea-Tac Airport to Friday Harbor. To contact them for fare and schedule information you can call them at 1-360-378-7438 or check their web site at: Island Airporter.

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:

Motorcyclists queue, along with vehicles, in traffic line prior to tollbooths. Proceed to motorcycle staging area in front of holding lanes as directed by ticket seller or traffic attendant.

Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits. Space may be limited to 30 motorcycles per sailing.

Expect heavy truck traffic on the first 3 sailings in the morning. Trucks going standby are advised to travel between the 7:40am - 11:00am time frame.

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 Request Form by downloading a .pdf version of the form and fax it to us at (206) 515-3846. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206) 464-6400 (Seattle).

The Canada Border Service Agency does not provide Commercial Services at the Sidney Terminal, as this office is not a designated commercial office.

Approaching the Anacortes Terminal, you will arrive at the vehicle tollbooths first on the right. Bicyclists may bypass these and the line of vehicle traffic at the vehicle tollbooths to get onto the ferry dock when the passenger tollbooth in the terminal is open, but must go through a vehicle tollbooth if the terminal and passenger tollbooth are closed. Signage at the vehicle tollbooth will indicate if the passenger tollbooth is open. If passenger booth is open, bicyclists should secure their bikes at the terminal and go into the terminal to purchase their tickets. There is one bike rack at the terminal, which holds 12 bikes. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading process to be certain they are loaded for their specific destination and multi-destination sailings. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they may not be loaded for their desired destination.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: Yes
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: Yes.
    Food vendor at the Anacortes Terminal is the Cheesecake Café. Hours of operation are from 7:00am - 6:30pm daily, and from 7:00am - 9:00pm on Fridays.

    Vessel Galley Hours of Operation:
  • #1 Vessel: Sat-Thu.: 6:00am - 2:30pm.
  • Fri: 6:00am - 8:00pm.
  • #2 Vessel: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00am - 1:30pm
  • Sunday:8:00am - 3:30pm
  • #3 Vessel: 10:00am - 5:00pm daily

    Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessels.
  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have a passenger ramp for loading and offloading the ferry. However, the San Juan Islands do not. All of the vessels on these routes do have elevator access.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need elevator access, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasant as possible.
  • 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 6-18 years of age. Children, 5 and under travel free.

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

For fares, check online at: Fares

Fare Purchase/Redemption
Purchase and redeem tickets at the auto tollbooths. Tickets may be purchased at the passenger booth, at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance.
Fares vary depending on destination. Please check fare information online or call 1-888-808-7977 (WA & B.C.) or 206-464-6400.
Roundtrip redemption occurs at auto tollbooth.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items are taken to the Anacortes ferry terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at 206-515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00am - 6:00pm Thursday-Monday and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost & found inquiries from 7:00am through 6:45pm at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Additional Info

Spring Passenger Booth Hours

The passenger ticket booth in the terminal waiting room will be open:

  • Sat. - Thurs - 5:25am - 8:55pm
  • Friday - 5:25am - 10:30pm

When the passenger ticket booth is closed, full-fare walk on tickets may be purchased with a credit card from the Kiosk in the Terminal. All other transactions (checks not accepted) must be purchased at the Auto Toll Booth.

Please note: Senior and youth tickets are not available at the kiosk and must be purchased from the Auto Toll Booth when the Passenger Booth is closed.

The Overhead Walkway will be operated:

  • Daily - 5:15am - 9:10pm