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WSF's Terminal Conditions is not available for Anacortes bound traffic due to no vehicle fare being collected.


Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Wait Time

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Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From Shaw Island County Park on Squaw Bay Road. From the park take a right onto Squaw Bay Road and follow until you reach Blind Bay Road take a right. The Shaw terminal is located at the end of Blind Bay Road.

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Security

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

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Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee FAC

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Tourist Information

Parking
There is limited parking available at the Shaw terminal with a 12 hour limit.

Motorcycles
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:

Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption
Tickets are required for traveling inter-island, heading westbound, from Shaw to Orcas and Friday Harbor. Motorcycle Entry/Staging
There are separate lanes for Orcas and Friday Harbor traffic. Motorcyclists stage in front of vehicles in destination specific lanes.
To purchase tickets or receive further loading instructions, ask ticket seller. Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits. Motorcycle Special Communication
Recommended arrival time is 20 minutes prior to scheduled sailing time.

Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, they are not destination specific and fare payment is required traveling westbound only. Motorcyclists travel free eastbound.

Trucks
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).

Bikes
When traveling on the ferries, bicyclists may bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. Riders should walk their bikes on and off the ferry to avoid injuring passengers. There is one rack which holds 8 bikes.

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Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No. Vessel Galley Hours of Operation:


    Late FALL Schedule galley service hours

    #1 vessel:
  • Mon. - Thurs., Sat.: 6:00am - 2:30pm
  • Fri.: 6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sun.: 6:00am - 5:30pm
    #2 vessel:
  • Mon. - Thurs.: 8:00am - 1:30pm
  • Fri. - Sun.: 8:00am - 7:30pm
    #3 vessel:
  • Mon. - Thurs., Sat.: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri., Sun.: 10:00am - 8:30pm
    Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessels.
  • Restrooms: Yes

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ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have an overhead 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 access to an elevator, 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 pleasurable as possible.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info

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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, 0-5 travel free.

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

For fares, check on line for Fares

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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.

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Additional Info

Lost and found items are taken to the Anacortes terminal. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost & found inquiries from 7:00am to 7:45pm daily at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

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