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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 09:42 AM

Sea/Brem – Chimacum Update - 20 Minutes Late
The 8:45am sailing from Bremerton departed 20 min. behind schedule due to a previous crewing delay. This delay may also impact the 10:00am departure from Seatlle. Updates will be provided as conditions change. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Chimacum is operating in the #2 position on the Seattle/Bremerton route: Sea/Brem Schedule


Monday, February 19, 2018 06:47 AM

Sign-up for WSF's Customer Feedback Survey
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Friday, February 16, 2018 08:27 PM

Sea/BI - Reminder - Agate Pass Bridge Cleaning 2/20-3/2
During weekday hours, Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Friday, March 2, drivers can expect up to 30-minute delays during annual SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge cleaning and maintenance. Drivers are asked to add time for travel, minimize discretionary trips and avoid the bridge during work hours, if possible. More information is available at:

Olympic Region Bridge Cleaning Program


Friday, February 16, 2018 08:27 PM

PD/Tah - Roundabout Construction Near Point Defiance Terminal
Work on Metro Parks Tacoma’s roundabout project at the Pearl Street entrance to Point Defiance Park will begin on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 a.m. and last approximately two months. The Point Defiance terminal will still be fully accessible during this time, but we advise allowing extra travel time due to construction delays. Please exercise caution when navigating this area.

More information available at www.metroparkstacoma.org/dpd-roundabout


Monday, February 19, 2018 11:36 AM

Sea/BI: Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic, 2/25
On Sunday, Feb. 25, drivers should anticipate delays on the Seattle to Bainbridge Island route due to heavy bicycle traffic participating in the annual Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic. More than 3,000 bicyclists are expected, and vehicle capacity will be limited on the 7:55 am, 8:55 am, 9:35 am, and 10:40 am departures from Seattle. Departing the Bainbridge Island Terminal, the heaviest traffic is expecting on sailings between 11:35 am and 3:00 pm. To minimize delays, WSF recommends that drivers consider alternative travel times or routes.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 05:40 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Reminder - Sailing schedule changes on Seattle routes began Jan. 7
Please be advised that significant schedule changes on Seattle/Bremerton and Seattle/Bainbridge Island routes started on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Some sailings have shifted 5-15 minutes earlier or later, especially during the PM commute. Please check the new schedules online or pick up a printed blue 2018 winter sailing schedule at the terminal.

The sailing schedule change is needed to accommodate construction at Colman Dock through 2023:

Colman Dock Project Website


Saturday, February 17, 2018 05:19 PM

Edm/King - M/V Puyallup passenger elevator out of service
The elevator in the passenger cabin of the M/V Puyallup is out of service. Passengers may contact the crew to use the service elevator. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:59 AM

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Dock construction work in vehicle lanes thru April
Colman Dock Project crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building from late January through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.

Crews will reinforce a series of concrete terminal building columns with steel plates, and drill holes through the surface of the trestle to install utility infrastructure underneath the dock.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 05:31 PM

Spring 2018 Reservation Space Released
Vehicle reservations for spring travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney B.C., and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes released Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST. The Washington State Ferries Spring 2018 schedule runs from April 1, 2018 through June 23, 2018.

Reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry or by calling 511 and speaking with an Information Agent.


Monday, February 12, 2018 10:24 PM

Ana/SJs - Update - M/V Elwha galley service
Galley service on the upper deck of the "Super” class vessel, M/V Elwha is open. Food service will be available, but all other upper deck access and seating will remain closed due to Coast Guard regulations. Passengers will be able to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverage items in the upper deck galley, and return to the lower passenger deck. (Please note that Washington State law prohibits the consumption of alcohol outside of the designated galley serving/seating area; therefore, alcoholic beverages cannot be sold on these vessels while the upper passenger deck is closed for the winter sailing schedule.)

View the Anacortes Terminal Conditions page for galley hours for the vessel. Vessel numbers appear on the online schedule next to each departure time.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 09:35 PM

Sea/BI - ADA Alert - M/V Tacoma passenger elevator out of service
The elevator in the passenger cabin of the M/V Tacoma is out of service. Passengers may contact the crew to use the service elevator. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 09:35 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - ADA Alert - M/V Cathlamet elevator out of service
The elevator on the M/V Cathlamet is temporarily out of service pending repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. There is an ADA restroom available on the car deck. The Cathlamet is currently operating as the #3 vessel on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route.


Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:13 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Vehicle Access and Queuing Changes at Colman Dock Now in Place
Starting June 27, the area in front of Colman Dock between Madison St. and Yesler Way will be used as vehicle lanes for tollbooth access and ferry queuing. Drivers may now enter Colman Dock from northbound Alaskan Way under the viaduct or via westbound Madison St. Vanpools, motorcycles and trucks may continue to enter the dock from Yesler Way. For more information, please visit the Project Website. These traffic pattern changes are in preparation of major construction to replace the aging and seismically-vulnerable Seattle ferry terminal. Colman Dock Traffic Access Changes.


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Construction - Loud pile driving 9/25 through early 2018
Customers should expect increased noise and vibrations on Colman Dock as crews work from barges to install large steel support piles on the southern trestle (Bremerton side). Pile driving work will occur Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through mid-February 2018. To reduce impact noise, WSF will vibrate the piles deep into the ground before using an 11-ton hammer to secure the piles into place. This work is part of WSF’s 5-year project to replace the aging and seismically vulnerable parts of Colman Dock. Free earplugs are available inside the terminal building at the Information Booth. Please visit the Colman Dock Project website for more information:

Colman Dock Project


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Truck Traffic Must Use Marion Street Exit
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 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Friday, January 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes Started 6/19
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, January 05, 2018 07:35 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.