Rider updates

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting Washington State Ferries and how we’re restoring service as we recover from the pandemic.

Service restoration update

February 2023 update

In February 2023, we released an updated plan that includes a timeline for restoring service (PDF 1MB) and outlines ongoing challenges with maintaining reliable ferry service systemwide.

This supplements our COVID-19 Service Restoration Plan (PDF 794KB), which outlines steps to restore service to pre-pandemic levels on a route-by-route basis. The goals of this plan are to maintain reliability of service, ensure that service restoration can be maintained, prioritize routes based on ridership needs, and facilitate transparency and customer communications.

Service restoration progress

View our latest Service Restoration Plan Progress Report (PDF 618KB). These monthly reports share the latest information on key metrics related to service restoration and progress toward restoring service systemwide.

Onboard food galleys

Our food vendor has resumed onboard galley service aboard some vessels on the following routes:

Anacortes/San Juan Islands

Vessel #1:

  • 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 5:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Vessel #3:

  • 6:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily


Vessel #1:

  • 4:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday
  • 6:25 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sunday


Vessel #1:

  • 4:20 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 9:20 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


Vessel #1:

  • 7 a.m. to 7:25 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Port Townsend/Coupeville

Vessel #1:

  • 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily


Vessel #1:

  • 4:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Espresso stand: Closed

Vessel #2:

  • 10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday
  • 11:45 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Espresso stand: Closed


Vessel #2:

  • 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. daily

Additional openings are reliant on our food vendor being able to hire more staff and sales allowing for expansion. 

Slow down – lives are on the line.

In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.