WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please click on the security link: Security
There are 1,265 spaces in three parking lots. Pay parking is in effect at the Anacortes Terminal.
Peak Season May 1 - September 30.
The applicable rate will be charged for all parking spaces excluding disabled parking*.
The fees are as follows:
- 1 day (0-24 hours) - $10.00
- 2 days (48 hours) - $20.00
- 3 days (72 hours) - $25.00
- One week (7 days) (73-168 hours) - $40.00
- Calendar Month Permit - $90.56 [plus $4.00 processing fee]
- RVs (unoccupied, up to 24 hrs stalls 105-112) - $20.00 per day
- Seasonal Permit (5/1-9/30) - $355.65
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 a 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 #124949 and your license number. Contact 206-729-0241 for additional parking information.
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. Disabled parking customers may park free of charge in any general parking space in the terminal parking lot, 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.
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.
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
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 daily at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.
Spring Passenger Booth Hours
The passenger ticket booth in the terminal waiting room will be open:
- Saturday - Thursday: 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 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.
Spring Overhead Walkway Hours
The overhead walkway will be operated on all arrivals and departures between the hours of:
- Daily 5:15am - 9:10pm
Spring Schedule is in effect through June 15, 2013