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[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 09:27 AM]
Fa/Va/SW - Several Late Night Southworth Sailings Cancelled, June 15-17
Several late night sailings to and from Southworth will be cancelled due to needed terminal maintenance starting tonight through Thursday.
The following sailings are cancelled from Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17:
- 11:50 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. – Departing Fauntleroy to Southworth
- 12:35 a.m. – Departing Southworth to Fauntleroy
- 12:15 and 1:30 a.m. – Departing Vashon to Southworth
- 12:35 a.m. – Departing Southworth to Vashon
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to maintain our terminals.
[Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2021 08:44 PM]
ALL ROUTES: Masks Still Required for Travel on Washington State Ferries
Please be advised that while CDC and state guidance loosen some restrictions on wearing masks, wearing a mask is still a requirement for travel on all public transportation, including Washington State Ferries. This includes outdoor spaces on vessels. Passengers who refuse to wear masks may be denied travel. Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our ferries safe and healthy.
[Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 09:57 PM]
Larger Yakima Replaced Cathlamet on San Juan's Route on Friday, June 11
The 144-vehicle capacity Yakima has replaced the 124-vehicle capacity Cathlamet on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route. Following successful repairs, the Yakima has rejoined the Chelan, Samish and Tilikum on the route and will sail in the #2 position.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we work to maintain our fleet.
[Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 08:19 AM]
Ana/SJs - Smaller Chelan Replaced Suquamish on San Juans Route
The 124-vehicle Chelan has temporarily replaced the 144-vehicle Suquamish on the Anacortes/San Juan Island's route due to unplanned maintenance. This will be a reduction in capacity of 20 vehicles.
Customers are encouraged to arrive early at the terminal during this reduction in capacity that is anticipated through at least next week. We appreciate your patience while we work to maintain our fleet. Crews will work as quickly as possible to increase capacity on the route. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
[Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:12 AM]
Muk/Clin - ADA - #1 Elevator at Mukilteo Terminal is Back in Service
The #1 elevator at the Mukilteo Terminal is back in service following required maintenance and repairs.
[Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:52 AM]
Ana/SJs - ADA - Passenger Elevator on #1 Chelan is Out of Service
The passenger elevator on the #1 vessel Chelan is temporarily out of service for necessary repairs. Updates will be provided when a repair status becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
[Last Updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 09:41 AM]
Bremerton and Bainbridge Sailings Swapped Loading Lanes From Seattle on May 14
Reminder: Bremerton and Bainbridge-bound vessels departing Seattle have swapped loading lanes due to service changes following an engine fire putting the Wenatchee out of operation. The M/V Salish began sailing the Seattle/Bremerton route on Friday, May 14.
Therefore, all customers traveling through Colman Dock need to be prepared for the temporary changes to accommodate the vessel:
- Seattle/Bremerton: All departures from Seattle are running out of Slip 1. There are also slight schedule changes that have eliminated an early afternoon roundtrip to allow the Salish to better maintain the schedule.
- Seattle/Bainbridge: All departures from Seattle are running out of Slip 3.
Bicycle passengers should also be aware of the staging changes due to the swap. Bainbridge travelers are now being staged to the north in Lane 21, while Bremerton customers are being staged to the south in Lane 1. Terminal staff will be available to answer questions and help passengers.
These changes are anticipated to be in place for about seven weeks. Customers can check the schedules online for specific sailing information.
[Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2021 06:07 PM]
Return of Second Boat to Port Townsend/Coupeville Route Delayed
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 26.
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, June 06, 2021 01:23 PM]
Peak Season Service Changes System-Wide Due to Wenatchee Fire
There was 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.
- 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 which started on Thursday, May 13, for about seven weeks.
- Seattle/Bremerton: Slower and smaller 64-vehicle Salish on route 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 which started on 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 9 for restoration of three-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9. The smaller 90-vehicle Sealth will operate on the route which started Thursday, May 13, and continuing until at least June 27.
- Port Townsend/Coupeville: At least June 27 for start of two-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9.
Peak season service began 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: Friday, June 11, 2021 03:25 PM]
Faunt/Va/SW - Triangle Route Returned to Three-Boat Service
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route has returned to three-boat service for the first time in over a year. The Cathlamet will join the Sealth and the Kittitas on the route. Please note the third vessel will operate for 8 hours a day on weekends, not 16. Customers should check the online schedule for updated sailing times.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as WSF continues to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic.