Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31 PM

Ana/SJs: Orcas public address system currently inoperable
The public address system is currently out of service at the Orcas terminal. Technicians are working to resolve the issue. Traffic attendants will be announcing departure and destination information as they cycle through the holding lanes. Drivers are encouraged to watch for these attendants and ask for additional information if needed.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Delays on the Triangle route through September
Due to painter contract work, there is currently only one working slip available, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. at the Vashon terminal. This project is expected to last through September. Passengers should also note that the Evergreen State, recently retired, has been moved back into service to maintain the three-boat schedule on the route. The E’State is an older, slower vessel and passengers are advised that the vessel may not be able to maintain the schedule during periods of heavy commuter traffic. The Evergreen State will remain in the #2 sailing position until further notice. Passengers are advised to plan their commute accordingly.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Summer and Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the summer and fall sailing schedules on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international, and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes. Online reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website. WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 7:00 am to 7:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31 PM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle Queue Policies at Fauntleroy
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:31 PM

All Routes - Pre-purchased tickets must be in-hand at tollbooth
Customers who choose to pre-purchase their tickets online must provide a printed copy of their ticket for travel upon arrival at the booth. Ticket Sellers will no longer enter the 18 digit ticket number, and are unable to scan media from mobile devices. Customers are reminded to plan ahead and have their ticket ready for scanning upon arrival at the ticket booth.