Rider updates

Find out how Washington State Ferries is restoring service as we recover from the pandemic and build our workforce.

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 454KB). 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:

  • 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Vessel #2:

  • 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday
  • 7:45 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Friday and Sunday

Vessel #3:

  • 6:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
  • 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
  • 6:20 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through 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:

  • 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
  • 9:30 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 #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): 4:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 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): 5:20 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 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. 

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