Low tide warnings

Avoid certain routes during low tides so you do not damage your vehicle from scraping or getting caught on the loading ramps. At low tides, some of our loading ramps have a steep slope that causes an extreme angle for:

  • Trucks
  • RVs with a low ground clearance
  • Vehicles towing a trailer

You should also wait for a ferry at high tide for safe clearance for vehicles low to the ground to avoid damage to your vehicle. Below are the routes and low tide warnings.

Vashon Island low tide warnings

Trucks with a ground clearance of less than 14 inches should not travel on our Fauntleroy/Vashon, Vason/Southworth and Point Defiance/Tahlequah routes during the following dates and times:

September 2021

  • No restrictions

October 2021

  • Oct. 9, 12:30 to 1:45 a.m. (-1.3 feet)
  • Oct. 10, 12:45 to 3 a.m. (-1.8 feet)
  • Oct. 11, 1:30 to 3:45 a.m. (-1.8 feet)
  • Oct. 12, 2:45 to 4:30 a.m. (-1.4 feet)

See the schedule for our Fauntleroy/Vashon, Southworth/Vashon or Point Defiance/Tahlequah route.

Mukilteo/Clinton low tide warnings

Trucks with a ground clearance of less than 14 inches should not travel on our Mukilteo/Clinton route during the following dates and times:

September 2021

  • No restrictions

October 2021

  • No restrictions

See the schedule for our Mukilteo/Clinton route.

Port Townsend/Coupeville tidal cancellations

Our Port Townsend/Coupeville route is subject to scheduled cancellations or adjustments to sailing times due to tidal currents. Visit our Port Townsend/Coupeville tide cancellations page to view all cancelled and adjusted sailings for the current or upcoming schedules.