Travel Alert Bulletins

Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message. Travel Alerts help you stay informed of conditions on your route so you can plan ahead. Note: We use the term, "operational constraints," for a variety of generalized issues including mechanical repairs to the vessels or terminals, crewing shortages and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.



Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:46 PM

Sea/BI - Tacoma Delyed 22 Minutes
The 1:10 p.m. sailing from Seattle to Bainbridge Island was delayed 22 minutes due to a disabled vehicle. This may also affect the 2:05 p.m. sailing to Seattle and the 3:00 p.m. sailing to Bainbridge Island as well as other departures. View the Schedule for affected departures.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Update - Marion Street Pedestrian Bridge Reopened, 3/29
The Marion Street pedestrian overpass between First Avenue and Colman Dock has reopened for foot traffic following earlier closures.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - No Longer An Extended Wait Departing Vashon
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing from the Vashon Terminal.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Edm/King -Update - Galley Service On Spokane Has Resumed
The galley on the Spokane is now open for business.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. The Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route reopens with one round-trip per day. On the Anacortes/San Juan Island route, customers will see the return of weekend inter-island service and additional weekday sailings. Please check the schedule online or pick up a green schedule at the terminal or on the vessels.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. Three-boat service resumes on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route on Saturdays and Sundays. Customers also will see five minute sailing time adjustments during weekday a.m./p.m. commute hours. Please check the schedule online or pick up a green schedule at the terminal or on the vessels.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

PT/Coup - Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. A second ferry joins the Port Townsend/Coupeville route starting on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10. Please Note: On Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, WSF will close the Coupeville terminal for around-the-clock repairs to the transfer span that connects the ferry to the dock. There will be no service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route during this time.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Edm/King - Speed Limit Reduced on SR 104 Approaching Edmonds Terminal
The speed limit on SR 104 has been reduced to 35 mph approaching a new signalized crosswalk located adjacent to Edmonds City Park. Drivers entering or exiting the Edmonds ferry terminal are advised to slow down and look for pedestrians and cyclists using the crosswalk. For more information visit the Edmonds City Park page.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Spring Sailing Schedule Starts March 22
The spring sailing schedule begins Sunday, March 22 and runs through June 13. Please check the schedule online or pick up a green schedule at the terminal or on the vessels.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Seattle Term: Update - Pedestrian Walkways – Intermittent Closures - 3/16-3/26
Monday, March 16 until Thursday, March 26, the seawall project will be driving piles near the Marion Street Overpass Pedestrian bridge and the at grade (street level) pedestrian bridge. To assure pedestrian safety, pedestrians may be held prior to crossing the bridges for 3-5 minutes while this activity is occurring. This activity will occur intermittently throughout the day. Access and egress will be provided to assure all pedestrians are able to board their desired sailing and exit the facility.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock - Reminder - Temporary Exit North of Marion in Effect
Starting today, the former Marion Street exit will be closed and drivers will be directed to a temporary exit closer to the fire station between Marion and Madison streets. Vehicle traffic exiting at this location will be directed to turn left or right onto Alaskan Way. Drivers can access Marion St. by turning right onto Alaskan Way, then left onto Marion St. The temporary exit will remain in place through fall 2015 due to on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – All Vehicles Over 30-Feet Exit at Yesler Way
Starting today, the existing Marion Street exit will close and a temporary exit between Marion and Madison streets closer to the fire station will open. This change requires trucks and vehicles over 30-feet in length to use the Yesler Way exit because the turn radius at the new, temporary exit north of Marion Street is not wide enough for vehicles longer than 30 feet. The temporary exit changes are needed to make room for on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – Exterior Pedestrian Stairways Close Feb. 25
Ongoing Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock will temporarily close the north and south exterior stairways to the terminal building through fall 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained via outside elevator, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and a street-level crossing leading to the indoor terminal ramps. Map.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock Access Changes Starting Monday, Jan. 12
Beginning Monday, Jan. 12, access to Colman Dock via Alaskan Way will change. The ferry holding lanes in front of Colman Dock between Madison Street and Yesler Way will be closed and travelers will access Colman Dock directly from either northbound or southbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way. These changes are needed to allow for shifting work zones for two major construction projects – the SR 99 Tunnel and Elliott Bay Seawall. View a Map of the changes accessible from the WSF Home Page.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 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.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

Ana/SJIs - Vehicle Reservations Available Now Through June 13
Vehicle reservations are highly recommended for travel in the San Juan Islands. Space for winter and spring travel is available now through June 13. Summer reservations will be available beginning April 14. Weekends, Spring break, and Memorial Day weekend will bring large crowds to all Anacortes/San Juan Islands ferry terminals. Save your spot on the ferry by making a Reservation. Reservation space is released in tiers. A total of 90 percent of vehicle spaces on each sailing will be available for reservations.

WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 5:00 am to 8:15 pm daily by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Spring Reservations Available For March 22 - June 13
On Jan. 22, reservations became available online for the spring sailing schedule on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. Online Reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website.

WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 5:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. daily by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:40 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.