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 to or from the north end of Vashon Island and Point Defiance during the following dates and times:

November 2020

  • Nov. 14, 8:45 to 11:15 p.m. (-2.1 feet)
  • Nov. 15-16, 9 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. (-2.9 feet)
  • Nov. 16-17, 9:45 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. (-3.2 feet)
  • Nov. 17-18, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (-3.0 feet)
  • Nov. 18-19, 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (-2.4 feet)
  • Nov. 21, 1:15 to 2:30 a.m. (-1.4 feet)

See the schedule for the 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 the Mukilteo/Clinton route during the following dates and times:

October 2020

  • There are no tide restrictions for the month of October.

See the Mukilteo/Clinton schedule.