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Monday, May 29, 2017 08:43 AM

PT/Coup - Memorial Day 5/29 - Reservation Status
For Monday, May 29, vehicle reservations are available for the Coupeville 9:10pm departure only. Reservations from Port Townsend are full for the remainder of the day. Limited standby space is available and will be loaded on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not try to travel earlier or later as a standby.

Reservations can be made at least two hours before sailing time at TakeaFerry. Walk on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Monday, May 29, 2017 11:20 AM

Edm/KI- Kingston Terminal Wait Time: 2 Hours w/ WSP Boarding Pass
Drivers will encounter an estimated 2 hour wait departing the Kingston terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. The boarding pass system has been implemented and 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.


Monday, May 29, 2017 11:24 AM

Ana/SJ's - Memorial Day 5/29- Eastbound Reservation Status
For Monday, May 29, eastbound vehicle reservations are completely full from Friday Harbor and full until the 10:05pm departure from Orcas Island. Limited standby space for other sailings will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not try to travel earlier or later as a standby.

Reservations can be made up to two hours before sailing time, so please check back at TakeaFerry to see if there have been any cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations. Walk on space is available for all departures.


Monday, May 29, 2017 11:26 AM

Muk/Cl - Clinton Terminal - 90 Minute Wait
Drivers will encounter an estimated 90 minute wait departing the Clinton terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Monday, May 29, 2017 11:43 AM

Sea/BI-Bainbridge Terminal Wait Time- One Hour - Correction
There is an estimated one hour wait for vehicles departing the Bainbridge terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessel. Updates will occur when conditions change.


Monday, May 29, 2017 08:35 AM

PT/Coup - 5/29 Tidal Cancellations
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in May. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Monday, May 29, due to tidal currents, the 10:15 am, 11:00 am, and 11:45 am sailings from Port Townsend are cancelled. The 11:00 am, 11:45 am, and 12:30 pm sailings from Coupeville are cancelled.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:42 PM

PT/Coup - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will operate on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance for holiday weekend travel on this route by visiting TakeAFerry. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 45-60 minutes before their reservation time to ensure processing before boarding their reserved sailing. Vehicles without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Monday.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:42 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will operate on its regular weekday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:44 PM

PD/Tah - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will operate on a holiday (weekend) schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at PtD/Tahlequah Schedule Expect heavy traffic and long wait times eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:43 PM

Muk/Clin - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Mukilteo/Clinton route will be operate on a holiday sailing schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Vehicles should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:41 PM

Edm/King - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Edmonds/Kingston route will operate on a weekday holiday sailing schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at Edmonds/Kingston Schedule. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Sunday and Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:40 PM

Sea/BI - Memorial Day Weekend 2017
The Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will operate on a holiday (Saturday) schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at Seattle/Bainbridge Island Schedule. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times westbound Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening; and Saturday morning; and eastbound on Monday.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:40 PM

Sea/Brem - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Seattle/Bremerton route will operate on its regular schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Expect heavy traffic and long wait times eastbound on Monday. Please consider traveling outside of peak times to avoid the longest waits.


Friday, May 26, 2017 06:40 PM

Ana/SJ's - Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Schedule
The Anacortes/San Juan's route will operate on a holiday (Sunday) schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Customers are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance for holiday weekend travel on this route by visiting TakeAFerry or by calling 511. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 60 minutes before their reservation time to ensure processing before boarding their reserved sailing. Vehicles without reservations should expect heavy traffic and long wait times for westbound departures Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening and eastbound on Monday. Please see annotations on printed or online schedules at SanJuanSchedule.


Friday, May 26, 2017 01:40 PM

Muk/Clin - Low Tides May Affect Travel for Low Clearance Trucks, May 24-30
Please be advised that from Wednesday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 30, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Mukilteo/Clinton route. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal.

Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

  • 5/24/17, Wednesday, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 5/25/17, Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (-2.6’)
  • 5/26/17, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (-3.3’)
  • 5/27/17, Saturday, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (3.5’)
  • 5/28/17, Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (-3.2’)
  • 5/29/17, Monday, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p. m; (-2.5’)
  • 5/30/17, Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding and working with us.


    Friday, May 26, 2017 01:40 PM

    Edm/King - Low Tides May Affect Travel For Low Clearance Trucks May 24-30
    Please be advised from Wednesday, May 24 through May 30, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Edmonds/Kingston route. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal.

    Walk on passengers will not be able to use the overhead loading during the low tides and will need to load and offload via the car deck.

    Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

  • 5/26/17, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (-3.3’)
  • 5/27/17, Saturday, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (3.5’)
  • 5/28/17, Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (-3.2’)
  • 5/29/17, Monday, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p. m; (-2.5’)
  • 5/30/17, Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding and working with us.


    Friday, May 26, 2017 06:45 PM

    PT/CV - Changes to Galley Hours for May 23-29
    Galley Hours on the M/V Salish (#1 vessel) and M/V Kennewick (#2 vessel) will be adjusted for week of May 23-29. The following changes to galley service hours aboard the vessels are as follows:

  • Tuesday 5/23: #1 vessel - 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 5/24: #1 vessel - 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 5/25: #1 vessel - 9:00am - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 10:00am - 3:45pm
  • Friday 5/26: #1 vessel - 10:45am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 5/27: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 9:30am & 10:45am - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 11:30am - 5:15pm
  • Sunday 5/28: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 9:30am & 12:15pm - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 11:30am - 5:15pm
  • Monday 5/29: #1 vessel - 6:30am - 10:45am & 12noon - 8:00pm; #2 vessel - 1:00pm - 3:45pm


    Friday, May 26, 2017 04:02 PM

    Ana/SJs - Additional Anacortes to Orcas Sailings through 6/24
    Please be advised that beginning Thursday, May 18, the 1:55pm sailing from Anacortes to Orcas Island will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the end of the Spring Schedule (June 24). Previously, this sailing only operated on Fridays and Sundays. This change is reflected in the online reservation system and online schedules, but is not on the printed schedules that are found on the vessels and at the terminals.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    All Routes - Peak Season Fare Changes Began May 1
    Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, the peak season surcharge will go into effect for single vehicle and driver fares. Multi-ride products and passenger fares are not affected by this seasonal increase.

    For details, visit: Current Fares

    To see the fares brouchure visit: Fares Brochure


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    New Call Center Hours
    Starting March 6, the WSF Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email/web support is also available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Reservations for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at www.takeaferry.com, and general information about Washington State Ferries can be found at WSF Ferries.

    The Lost and Found office at Colman Dock will also operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:57 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, May 24, 2017 06:57 PM

    Muk/Clin - 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.