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, December 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Ana/SJs - Vehicle Reservations Available for Jan. 5 through Mar. 21
Vehicle reservations for Jan. 5 through Mar. 21 are now available on the San Juan Island routes. Currently, thirty percent of standard vehicle space is available to reserve on each sailing. An additional thirty percent of space will be available two weeks prior to each sailing, and the final thirty percent will open 2 days prior to each sailing.

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 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

For more information on reservations to the San Juans go to www.takeaferry.com


Monday, December 22, 2014 12:26 PM

Muk/Clin - One Boat Wait for Vehicles Departing Clinton
There is currently an estimated one boat wait departing from the Clinton terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:27 PM

PT/Coup - 12/22 Tidal Cancellations
Low tides will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in December. Please see our Tide Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Monday, December 22, the 6:45 pm and 8:30 pm sailings from Port Townsend, and the 7:30 pm and 9:10 pm sailings from Coupeville, are cancelled due to tidal conditions.


Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Duty Free Closed Christmas Day
On the Anacortes/Sidney BC route, the duty free store on the Elwha will be closed on Christmas Day.


Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:27 PM

F/V/SW - New emergency two boat schedule available online and at terminals
On December 28, 2014, the Fauntleroy/ Vashon/Southworth emergency two boat schedule will change. WSF provides customers with a two-boat schedule to assist in weekend and weekday trip planning when a third boat is unavailable due to planned or unplanned service disruptions. The revised emergency two boat schedule is valid beginning Dec. 28 until further notice (it is not a seasonal schedule). Please discard all previous versions of the emergency two-boat schedule. Hard copies of the new emergency two boat schedule are available at all terminals on this route.


Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:27 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, December 21, 2014 09:27 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the fall sailing schedule on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international, and are available for fall and winter on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route. 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 6:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Reminder - Season 2 of Seawall Construction
Season 2 of seawall construction has begun. Ferry terminal access on Alaskan Way has shifted one block south, from Spring Street to just south of the intersection of Madison Street. Pedestrian and bicycle access to Colman Dock will be maintained in the current locations.


Sunday, December 21, 2014 09:27 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.