Washington State Ferries
Washington State Ferries operates the largest ferry system in the United States, with 21 ferries that travel across Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, WSF carried approximately 24 million people annually to 20 different ports of call: 19 ferry terminals in Washington and one stop in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. In 2021, WSF carried 17 million riders, due to effects from the pandemic. WSF has not provided service to Sidney, British Columbia, Canada since the pandemic. WSF's nine ferry service routes from Tacoma, Washington, to Sidney, British Columbia, act as a marine highway for businesses, tourists and daily commuters. Seven of the nine ferry routes are served by multiple vessels operating simultaneously in order to keep terminal wait times low. Ferry system performance tracks measures such as annual ridership, trip reliability and utilization.
Note: Service levels and routes above were based on pre-COVID 19 data and reflect annual averages and route information.