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.



Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Sea/BI - Puyallup Running 30 Minutes Late - Delays BI 7:10pm Departure
The Puyallup is running 30 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic. This delays the 7:10 pm sailing to Seattle, the 8:10 pm to Bainbridge, and will affect other departures. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. View the Schedule for affected departures.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal Wait Time - One Hour
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Kingston due to heavy vehicle traffic. State Patrol boarding passes are not required at this time. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Muk/Clin - Update - No Extended Wait Departing Mukilteo
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Mukilteo.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

PT/Coup - 4/18 Reservation Status - Limited Standby for PT 8:30pm, Coup 9:10
For Saturday, April 18, vehicle reservations are unavailable for the remainder of the day. Limited standby space is still available for the 8:30 pm sailing from Port Townsend and the 9:10 pm sailing from Coupeville *, with a 45-minute advance arrival advised. Walk-on space is available. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton. Reservations can be made up to two hours prior to sailing by calling 5 1 1 or online at: Ferry Reservations

* Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Ana/SJs - 4/18 Reservation Status - Limited Standby for 6:00pm
For Saturday, April 18, limited standby space is still available for the 6:00 pm sailing to Lopez and Friday Harbor and the 6:30 pm to Shaw and Orcas *. Walk-on space is available. Reservations for the 8:25 pm sailing to Lopez and Friday Harbor, and the 8:55 pm sailing to Shaw and Orcas, can be made up to three hours prior by calling 5 1 1 to speak with an Information Agent or online: Ferry Reservations

* Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

PT/Coup - 4/19 Tidal Cancellations
Low tides will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in April. Please see our Tide Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Sunday, April 19, the 8:00am and 9:30am sailings from Port Townsend and the 8:45am and 10:15am sailings from Coupeville are cancelled due to tidal conditions.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Ana/SJs - Temporary Downsizing with Sealth Through June 13
The 90-car Sealth will join the Anacortes/SJ route through the end of the spring sailing schedule, June 13, 2015. During this time the Klahowya will serve as the interisland vessel. This temporary move is needed to allow three other vessels in the WSF fleet the ability to rotate in and out of our ferry maintenance facility in Eagle Harbor prior to summer season. Drivers are encouraged to plan accordingly for this reduction in capacity by making a reservation online at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/reservations or by calling 511 to speak with an information agent between 5:00 am and 8:15 pm.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

PT/Coup - No Ferry Service May 2-3, 2015
Necessary repairs to the Coupeville ferry transfer span require WSF to suspend all sailings between Port Townsend and Coupeville all day Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. Customers wishing to travel to and from Whidbey Island are encouraged to use alternate routes such as the Clinton-Mukilteo and Edmonds-Kingston ferries or driving around via I-5 and SR- 20.

We apologize for any inconvenience this closure imposes on our customers. Thank you in advance for your patience while we work to keep the Coupeville terminal safe and operational for years to come.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Edm/King - Plan for Two Weeks of Reduced Capacity Beginning April 6
Starting Monday, April 6 through Sunday, April 19, customers should plan for 44 fewer vehicle spaces on approximately half of all sailings on the Edmonds/Kingston route. The temporary downsizing is needed while one of two Jumbo Class vessels (188-car Walla Walla) normally assigned to this route is out of service for scheduled seasonal maintenance. Customers are advised to plan ahead by preparing for longer than usual wait times at the terminal.

Vessel assignments are as follows:
April 6 – April 19: 144-car Hyak and 188-car Spokane

Edmonds/Kingston schedule


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Update - Summer Reservation Not Yet Available
Due to technical difficulties, we are not taking summer reservations at this time. Troubleshooting and repairs are expected to take at least one week. WSF will update customers on the system status on Monday, April 20. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Reservations for the spring schedule, which runs through June 13, are still available for all reservation routes. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Muk/Clin - Expect Long Wait Times May 2-3
A planned construction closure and service suspension on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 could divert higher than normal volumes of traffic to the Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston routes. Customers are encouraged to plan ahead for longer wait times at both Mukilteo and Clinton terminals throughout the weekend.

Please check the
Mukilteo Terminal Conditions Page

Clinton Terminal Conditions Page


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Edm/King - Expect Long Wait Times May 2-3
A planned construction closure and service suspension on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 could divert higher than normal volumes of traffic to the Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton routes. Customers are encouraged to plan ahead for longer wait times at both Edmonds and Kingston terminals throughout the weekend.

Please check the
Edmonds Terminal Conditions Page

Kingston Terminal Conditions Page


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Ana/SJs - Spring - Supplemental Service For Memorial Day
In anticipation of heavier than normal traffic for Memorial Day weekend, Washington State Ferries has added the following extra sailings to serve the San Juan Islands: Thursday, May 21, 1:55 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor; Friday, May 22, 9:30 p.m. Anacortes to Orcas Island; Saturday, May 23, 1:55 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor; Monday, May 25, 3:15 p.m. Orcas Island to Anacortes and Monday, May 25, 1:55 p.m. Anacortes to Orcas Island.

A limited number of reservations on these additional sailings are currently available; however, more reservable space will be released in phases, beginning two weeks before the holiday weekend and again two days before the holiday weekend. For more information on the reservation release schedule, or to make a vehicle reservation, please call 511 or visit: Reservations


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

Ana/SJs - 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 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.