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Sunday, September 23, 2018 01:18 PM

PT/Coup-Port Townsend/Coupeville route is out of service until further notice.

The Port Townsend/Coupeville route is out of service until further notice due to a water-jacket leak on M/V Kennewick. Vessel engineers are assessing the problem. Reservation holders will not receive a no show fee due to the cancelled sailings. Alternate routes are: Mukilteo/Clinton, Seattle/Bainbridge, Edmonds/Kingston, and Seattle/Bremerton. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information is available.





Saturday, September 22, 2018 04:59 PM

Edm/King - Kitsap Color Classic Bicycle Event, Sept. 23
On Sunday, September 23, the annual Kitsap Color Classic Bicycle Event will take place on the Kitsap Peninsula. An estimated 600 to 800 riders are expected for the Edmonds 8:50 am, 9:40 am and 10:30 am departures to Kingston, with the heaviest bicycle traffic returning from Kingston between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Drivers are advised to use caution when in the vicinity of bicyclists.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 01:20 PM

Ana/SJs - Annual Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally, Sept. 23
The Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally occurs this Sunday, Sept 23 in Anacortes. Travelers can expect large volumes of motorcycles and potential loading delays throughout the weekend. In Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and Orcas Island, motorcyclists are strongly encouraged to make reservations to ensure space on any desired sailing. Without reservations, motorcycles will be on standby and loaded on a first-come, first-served basis with other stand-by vehicle traffic.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 01:21 PM

Muk/Clin - Annual Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally, Sept. 23
On Sunday, Sept. 23, ferry travelers can expect delays due to a large number of motorcycles traveling to and from the annual Oyster Run in Anacortes. Motorcycles departing Mukilteo will be loaded on a first-come, first-served basis with other vehicle traffic. Motorcycles departing Clinton should stage in the local traffic lane and will be loaded as space is available. A minimum of two lanes of motorcycles will receive preferential loading at the beginning of each load. All motorcyclists are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 02:56 PM

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal - 2 Hour Wait - WSP Boarding Pass Required
Drivers will encounter an estimated 2 hour wait departing Kingston due to heavy vehicle traffic. The boarding pass system has been activated due to heavy vehicle traffic. Washington State Patrol will be handing out boarding passes to vehicles in queue on State Route 104 at Lindvog Rd NE. If a driver attempts to enter the terminal without a boarding pass they will be directed by WSP to the end of the queue.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 01:21 PM

Edm/King - Annual Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally, Sept. 23
On Sunday, Sept. 23, ferry travelers can expect delays due to a large number of motorcycles traveling to the Oyster Run in Anacortes. Motorcyclists will be loaded on a first-come, first-served basis with other vehicle traffic on the ferries departing from Kingston and Edmonds. All motorcyclists are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 12:34 PM

Muk/Clin - Update: Clinton Terminal Status - 90 Minute Wait
Drivers will encounter an estimated 90 minute wait departing Clinton due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

Friday, September 21, 2018 02:20 PM

Ana/SJs - WSF 2040 Long Range Plan Open Houses - Sept. 25 and Sept. 26
WSF is hosting two open houses in the San Juan Islands next week to share the Draft Long Range Plan:

Lopez Island: 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (204 Village Rd)
Friday Harbor: 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Brickworks (150 Nichols St)

Drop by anytime to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and comment on the draft plan. You can also view the Draft Plan and provide feedback at an online open house until October 25 at Long Range Plan Open House.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:54 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - ADA Alert - Seattle terminal north elevator is out of service
The north elevator at the Seattle terminal is out of service. Maintenance and repair technicians are working on a solution. The south elevator is operational and remains in service. We apologize for any inconvenience. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 04:58 PM

Sea/BI - Construction impacts on Winslow Way E ( Sept. through Nov.)
The city of Bainbridge Island will conduct work on Winslow Way E between SR 305 and Ericksen Ave NE from September to November. The right-turn-only lane on Winslow Way E onto SR 305 will be closed for the duration of the project. The sidewalk on the south side of Winslow Way E will also be closed. Ferry customers may experience delays or need to find alternate routes to access the ferry terminal during this time. Please visit: Winslow Way Construction Project for more information.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 04:55 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Fauntleroy Ferry Advisory Committee Recruitment Notice
The King County Executive Office is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Fauntleroy Ferry Advisory Committee.
The Fauntleroy Ferry Advisory Committee (FFAC) advises and provides input to the Washington State Ferries on:

  • State ferry schedule development
  • Fare and pricing policy for presentation to the Washington State Transportation Commission
  • Biannual ferry user data service conducted by the Washington State Transportation Commission
  • Route input for WSF’s every decade Long Range Plan
  • Terminal and vessel passenger area concerns
  • Regional issues relevant to state ferry services

Please visit King County's Recruitment page for more information.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 04:56 PM

Sea/BI - New walk-on passenger exit at Colman Dock began on September 5
Effective, Tuesday, Sept. 5, walk-on passengers that arrive at Colman Dock from Bainbridge Island will use a new interior walkway to exit the terminal. The current exterior pedestrian walkway on the north side of the terminal building has been permanently closed for construction work. Please look for wayfinding signs upon arrival, and follow directions from WSF staff. More information available at: Colman Dock Construction Changes.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 01:48 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - New Colman Dock drive-on entrance opened July 1
The drive-on entrance to Colman Dock has moved from the location at Madison St. and Alaskan Way to S. Jackson St. and Alaskan Way S. All drive-on customers, including vanpools, motorcycles, and medical priority vehicles, will use the new S. Jackson St. entrance to access the toll plaza. There are no changes for walk-on passengers or bicycles. Loading/unloading zones will remain in place on Alaskan Way at Madison St. This is part of the Colman Dock construction project and will be in place until construction is complete in early 2023. View a map of the new entrance and learn more about the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project.

Monday, September 17, 2018 06:06 AM

Sea/Brem - 4:50 a.m. Bremerton departure sails 7 days a week
The 4:50 a.m. sailing departing Bremerton, which previously only operated Mondays through Saturdays, now operates 7 days a week for the summer and fall 2018 schedules. The "Mondays through Saturdays only" designation has been removed from all online schedule formats, but the change is not reflected on the printed summer 2018 schedules.

Please note this adjustment on any copies of the printed summer 2018 sailing schedule, and view example here.

Changes will be correctly reflected on the printed fall 2018 schedules.

Friday, August 03, 2018 05:36 PM

Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

  • Passenger waiting area: Walk-on passengers will use a single, combined waiting area for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailings on the north side (Bainbridge Island side) of the terminal. This configuration will be in effect until early May while construction crews build a new combined waiting area on the other side of the terminal (Bremerton side) that will be in place until mid-2019.
  • Bremerton bike passengers: For your safety, please use the marked bike lane located next to the vehicle exit lanes on the south side of the dock (Yesler Way exit). There is construction activity and equipment in the vehicle holding lanes during the day. Do not ride through the vehicle holding lanes to exit Colman Dock.
  • Vehicle lane work: Crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.
  • Bainbridge trucks over 40’: Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • This work is part of ongoing construction of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

Saturday, August 11, 2018 01:43 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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 09:33 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Effective immediately due to safety reasons, drivers are advised that vehicles will queue up (line up on SE Sedgwick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgwick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgwick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 05:10 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity.

Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement.

To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.

Friday, August 03, 2018 05:36 PM

Muk/Clin - ADA Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.