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[Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 04:43 PM]

Sea/BI - Update - BI Passenger Overhead Loading Back in Service

Overhead loading is back in service at the Bainbridge terminal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

[Last Updated: Saturday, September 18, 2021 06:02 PM]

Sea/Brem - One-Boat Service Began on Route September 7


The Seattle/Bremerton route has been reduced to one-boat service due to crewing challenges and a shortage of available vessels. The Chimacum is currently operating only the #2 sailings on the route’s schedule while the Kaleetan undergoes necessary drydock work through mid-October. The route will remain on one-boat service until further notice.

Customers are encouraged plan ahead and check terminal conditions or view the real-time travel map before arriving at the terminal as there may be extended waits during peak travel times.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate through the challenges of the pandemic.

[Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2021 12:16 PM]

Masks Required Only in Indoor Areas of Terminals and Vessels

Face masks are now required only in indoor areas of our terminals and vessels for all riders and employees in compliance with the latest CDC guidelines. All customers inside terminals or vessels should continue to wear face coverings. However, passengers can remove their masks while outdoors on the sun deck, car deck areas of the vessel, outside waiting areas at terminals and other outdoor locations. Please remember to mask up upon reentering interior areas of boats and terminals.

[Last Updated: Saturday, September 04, 2021 06:07 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem- ADA Alert: #2 Elevator at the Seattle Terminal is Out of Service

The #2 elevator at the Seattle terminal is temporarily out of service.  The #1 elevator remains in service. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

[Last Updated: Saturday, September 04, 2021 06:06 PM]

Sea/Brem-ADA Alert:The #2 Elevator on the Chimacum is Temporarily Out of Service

The #2 passenger elevator on the M/V  Chimacum is temporarily out of service for maintenance and repairs. The Chimacum is currently running as the #2 vessel on the  Seattle/Bremerton route. Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

[Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2021 03:20 PM]

Ana/SJs/Sid - Service to Sidney, B.C. Delayed Until 2022

WSF will delay the resumption of service to Sidney, British Columbia until 2022 due to the uncertainty of the reopening of the maritime border between the United States and Canada, along with continued significant crewing and vessel availability challenges.

Adding international service at this time would further stress already strained domestic service that’s affecting Washingtonians still navigating post-COVID travel.

We look forward to taking customers to the Canadian Islands again as soon as we are able.

[Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2021 03:18 PM]

ADA: Sea/Brem - Bremerton Women's ADA Stall Out of Service Until Further Notice

The Bremerton women's ADA restroom stall is out of service until further notice. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.

[Last Updated: Monday, August 02, 2021 08:23 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Route Reduced to 2-Boat Service on Sundays Began July 4

Until further notice, the Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth route has been reduced to two-boat service on Sundays, this change began on July 4. The route will operate on its current Sunday schedule without the #3 vessel. Customers should plan ahead and check the schedule online to verify sailing times.

This difficult decision was made as a result of ongoing crew shortages and the need to reallocate limited resources throughout the ferry system. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as WSF works to maintain as much service as possible.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2021 06:12 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - SW/Faunt Passengers Change Boats Friday Nights

All customers on the 9:30 p.m. sailing from Southworth to Fauntleroy will switch to a different vessel when they arrive in Vashon Island Friday evenings.

  • Walk-on passengers will exit the vessel they arrived on and briefly wait at the Vashon terminal before re-boarding their new vessel.
  • Passengers driving aboard will be directed off the boat by terminal staff and repositioned before boarding the new boat.

Once aboard, crews will then load all Fauntleroy-bound Vashon passengers before departing to West Seattle.

This adjustment allows crews more time to perform needed maintenance for the three boats assigned to the route to better avoid service disruptions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to maintain our fleet.

[Last Updated: Monday, August 02, 2021 08:24 AM]

PD/Tahl - Point Defiance Marina Parking Lot Now Closes at 10 p.m.

Due to needed increased security, Metro Parks Tacoma has begun locking the gate to the Point Defiance Marina Lot nightly at 10:00 p.m.

Customers traveling on the 10:00 p.m. sailing from Tahlequah to Point Defiance will still be able to exit the parking lot with their vehicle after arriving. However, customers sailing on the 10:55 p.m. sailing from Tahlequah will not be able to exit the parking lot when they get to Point Defiance. If customers need access to their vehicle after the 10:00 p.m. sailing, they can park their vehicle at the Tahlequah lot.