Rider updates

Find out how we how we will add service as vessels and crewing become available.

Service Contingency Plan

In January 2024, we released our Service Contingency Plan (PDF 832KB), which provides a transparent outline of how we plan to add service – sometimes temporarily – when we have the available vessels and crewing to do so. An overview of the plan can be found in our Executive Summary (PDF 116KB).

A replacement to our COVID-19 Service Restoration Plan (PDF 794KB) and that document's February 2023 Update (PDF 1MB), this plan also details how we intend to make service decisions during unplanned and/or emergency disruptions. It will guide us as we manage maintenance of an aging 21-boat fleet with schedules that currently require at least 15 vessels to be in operation.

Onboard food galleys

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

Anacortes/San Juan Islands

Vessel #1:

  • 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 5 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Vessel #2:

  • 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Vessel #3:

  • 6:20 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday
  • 6:20 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
  • 5:35 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


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 #2:

  • 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through 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 #2:

  • 5:20 a.m. to 6:25 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 9:20 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


Vessel #1:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 6:25 p.m. daily

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 (Tacoma only): 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:15 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday

Vessel #2:

  • 5:20 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
  • 8:55 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
  • Espresso stand (Tacoma only): 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sunday


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 on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.