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[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 03:11 PM]
Ana/SJs - Eastbound Reservation Status, 5/9
For Sunday, May 9, eastbound vehicle reservations are full from Friday Harbor until 10 p.m. and full from Orcas Island until 8:50 p.m. Limited standby space for all sailings will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. Reservation holders are advised to arrive one hour in advance.
Reservations can be made until two hours before sailing time, so please check the WSDOT Mobile App or Save A Spot for cancellations or changes to existing reservations. Walk-on space is available on all departures, with paid parking located next to the Anacortes terminal.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 05:03 AM]
Ana/SJs- ADA Alert: The Elevator on the Cathlamet is Temporarily Out of Service
The elevator on the #2 vessel, Cathlamet, is temporarily out of service. An ADA compliant restroom is located on the car deck. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information is available.
[Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2021 01:26 PM]
Peak Season Service Changes System-Wide Due to Wenatchee Fire
There will be several changes to peak season service throughout the system now that the M/V Wenatchee is out of service for several months due to an engine fire that occurred during one of its test runs. Losing one of our largest ferries combined with continued pandemic-related crewing shortages for quarantines and vaccinations has forced WSF to make difficult decisions affecting service on the following routes when peak season schedules begin on Sunday, May 9:
- Seattle/Bainbridge:Smaller 188-vehicle Walla Walla, 144-vehicle Kaleetan or 124-vehicle Issaquah on route through at least July 25. Temporarily operating out of Slip 3 at Colman Dock starting Thursday, May 13, for about seven weeks.
- Seattle/Bremerton:Slower and smaller 64-vehicle Salish on route starting Thursday, May 13, requiring a schedule adjustment that eliminates an early afternoon round trip until at least June 27. Temporarily operating out of Slip 1 at Colman Dock starting Thursday, May 13, for about seven weeks.
- Mukilteo/Clinton: Smaller 124-vehicle Kittitas or Chelan on route for most of summer.
- Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth:At least June 7 for restoration of three-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9. Smaller 90-vehicle Sealth on route starting Thursday, May 13, and continuing until at least June 27.
- Port Townsend/Coupeville: At leastJune 27 for start of two-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9, then delayed until at least June 7.
Peak season service will begin on May 9 for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route as scheduled. However, service to Sidney, B.C. remains suspended due to the ongoing pandemic travel restrictions.
For more detailed sailing information, please check the route sailing schedules available online. Customers can also contact the WSF Customer Service Center at 206-464-6400.
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility while we work through the challenges of the pandemic and unexpected vessel maintenance needs.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 03:12 PM]
PT/Coup - Port Townsend/Coupeville Reservation Status for May 9
On Sunday, May 9 vehicle reservations are full departing Port Townsend for the remainder of the day and Standby is full until 5:15 p.m. Reservations from Coupeville are full until 9:10 p.m. and standby is full until 7:30 p.m. Standby space will be loaded on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternate routes are highly recommended using Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.
Reservations can be made until two hours before sailing time, so please check TakeAFerry for cancellations or changes. Walk-on space is available for all departures.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 04:35 PM]
Muk/Clin - Clinton Terminal Status - One Hour Wait for Drivers
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing the Clinton terminal.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 03:55 PM]
All Routes - Summer Surcharge Fares Began May 1
The annual peak season surcharge for single vehicle fares began May 1. Peak season runs from May 1 through September 30. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season changes.
Here is a link to the fare chart. Fares
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 02:32 PM]
Edm/King - Kingston Term Status - 2 Hr. Wait, WSP Boarding Pass Required
There is an estimated 2 hour wait for drivers departing Kingston and the boarding pass system has been activated. Washington State Patrol will be handing out boarding passes to vehicles in queue on State Route 104 at Lindvog Rd NE. If a driver attempts to enter the terminal without a boarding pass they will be directed by WSP to the end of the queue. Updates will occur as conditions change.
[Last Updated: Monday, April 26, 2021 10:08 AM]
Return of Second Boat to Port Townsend/Coupeville Route Delayed Several Weeks
Although WSF had previously scheduled a second boat to return to the Port Townsend/Coupeville route on May 9 at the start of this year’s peak season, COVID-related crewing shortages have forced WSF to delay providing this additional service until at least June 6.
All reservations that were made on the #2 vessel through June 6 will be cancelled—customers are encouraged to check their itinerary to see if they’re affected by this schedule change.
Customers whose reservations have been cancelled will need to secure new reservations for an available sailing. If you need assistance rebooking your travel, you can call 206-464-6400 to speak with a customer service agent.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate this unique and challenging time.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 05:50 PM]
Sea/BI - Update - Both Vessels an Estimated 20-50 Minutes Behind Schedule
The #1 Walla Walla is an estimated 20 minutes and the #2 Tacoma is 50 minutes behind schedule.
These delays will affect the following sailings:
- 5:35 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:10 p.m. from Seattle
- 5:35 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 8:10 p.m. from Bainbridge
Updates will be provided as conditions change. Please view the Real-Time Map for vessel arrival and departure times.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 03:08 PM]
Sea/BI - Update - Bainbridge Terminal Status - Two Hour Wait
There is an estimated two hour for drivers departing the Bainbridge terminal. Updates will be provided as conditions change.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 02, 2021 08:30 PM]
Sea/BI - 188-Vehicle Walla Walla Replaced the 144-Vehicle Suquamish
The 188-vehicle Walla Walla has replaced the 144-vehicle Suquamish on the Seattle/Bainbridge route.
[Last Updated: Sunday, May 09, 2021 03:54 PM]
Faunt/Va/SW - #1 Issaquah is an Estimated 25 Minutes Behind Schedule
The #1 Issaquah is running an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule. The vessel departed Fauntleroy at 3:37 p.m. and is now expected to arrive in Vashon at 3:51 p.m.
This delay will also affect the following sailing(s):
- 3:45 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. Vashon to Fauntleroy
- 4:15 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. Fauntleroy to Vashon
- 4:40 p.m. Vashon to Southworth
- 5:05 p.m. Southworth to Vashon
We will continue to send updated travel information as it becomes available. Customers can check the online schedule for more information on scheduled upcoming sailings and also view the real-time travel map for live boat location information.
[Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2021 06:35 AM]
Please Be Mindful of Pedestrians When Entering and Exiting Mukilteo Terminal
Drivers entering and exiting the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal are encouraged to be mindful of pedestrians in the area. When pedestrians are present, drivers must stop at the nearby crosswalk located at State Route 525 and Second Street in Mukilteo. Please be advised that it is illegal not to stop for pedestrians at a marked crosswalk. Public safety is WSF’s number one priority.
[Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021 05:20 PM]
Customers Advised to Limit Non-Essential Travel/Statewide Mask Requirement
As a reminder, the Governor’s Safe Start Plan is in effect. Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.
Customers traveling by vehicle are encouraged to remain in their vehicles for the duration of their trip, while those in the cabin should practice safe physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid traveling if you feel ill.
Passengers are also asked to comply with the Governor’s statewide order requiring that face masks and coverings be worn in public to limit the spread of COVID-19. The requirement includes both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Thank you for helping us do our part to keep our community healthy.