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Construction at Seattle Terminal

The Seattle terminal and ferry dock is currently under major construction until 2023, and could affect your travel plans. The passenger terminal is much smaller, and the entrance for drive-on customers is located south of the main dock. Learn more about construction.

Project News

Temporary schedule for two weeks: All trips between the Seattle terminal, Bainbridge Island, and Bremerton will follow a temporary sailing schedule beginning on Saturday, Jan. 4 through Jan. 20, 2020. Find out more about the temporary sailing schedule and ways to plan ahead.

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Wait Time


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From Roche Harbor on Roche Harbor Road, follow Roche Harbor Road into town, the terminal is located on Front Street.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please check Security.


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee FAC


Tourist Information

There is no parking at the Friday Harbor terminal. There is limited short term on street parking available.

While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:

Motorcycle Fare Purchase/Redemption
Tickets are required for International travel to Sidney, B.C. Canada.

Motorcycle Entry/Staging
Motorcycles are staged on the yellow curb lane in front of Cannery Landing.

Motorcycle Loading
Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits.

Motorcycle Special Communication
Recommended arrival time is 20 minutes prior to scheduled sailing time.
On high traffic sailings, vessel overloads may occur for travel to Anacortes. To avoid missing a desired sailing, motorcyclists should arrive an hour prior to scheduled sailing.

Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, they are not destination specific and fare payment is required traveling westbound only. Motorcyclists travel free eastbound.

WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and/or over 8’6” wide to have “travel approval” before crossing any of our routes. Vessels on this route have a limited height clearance and trucks may be loaded out of sequence.

Trucks that have a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs but are hauling less than 80,000 lbs will need to provide a weight slip.

Please fill out our Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Travel Request Form by downloading a pdf version of the form and fax it to us at (206)515-3773. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206)464-6400 (Seattle).

Bicyclists load through the passenger terminal and should bypass the vehicle holding lanes. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of vehicle loading. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they will be loaded at the end of the load. The terminal has bicycle racks near the terminal along Front Street. Bicyclists are asked to walk on and walk off the vessel. The Agent will notify bicyclists when they may ride while offloading.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: No.

    San Juan Provisions provides food service on board the ferries and inside the Anacortes passenger terminal. The Anacortes Terminal Café is now offering beer/wine. Current café hours are Sun-Thurs 6am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 6am to 9pm.

    The current hours for the Dockside Café kiosk next to the vehicle holding lands are Sun-Thurs 5:30am to 4pm, Fri-Sat 5:30am to 6pm.

    Galley hours for the Winter 2020 schedule from January 5, 2020 - June 20, 2020:

    Vessel #1:
  • Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Sunday: 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Vessel #3:
  • Monday - Friday: 6:15 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm

  • Vessel #4:
  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 2:15 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

  • Vending machines with snacks and drinks are available at the terminal and on board the vessels.

  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • For disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle, Anacortes does have an overhead ramp for loading and offloading passengers from the ferry. However, the San Juan Islands do not. All of the vessels on these routes do have elevator access.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need access to an elevator, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasurable as possible.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info


Fare Discounts

We offer seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. We offer special rates for youth ages 6 to 18. Children ages 5 and under travel free.

Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

For more information check Fares.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items on this route are turned in to the Anacortes ferry terminal. Due to storage limitations, found items are held for 10 days from the date they were found. Our Information Agents can assist you with lost and found inquiries from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (daily) at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.