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Wednesday, January 09, 2019 05:09 PM

Help us shape your ridership experience with brief survey
The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking for feedback on everything from ferry fares to free wifi. Your participation on an upcoming survey will go a long way towards helping the committee prioritize various initiatives and improving your rider experience.

The brief survey will be sent directly to those who have registered with the Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG). Those looking to join and take the survey can sign up at Ferry Riders Opinion Group. Thank you in advance for your participation!


Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:18 PM

Ana/SJs - Limited galley service began Sunday, Jan. 6
We will be offering limited food and beverage service in the upper cabins of the “Super” Class vessels on the Anacortes/San Juan Island route through March 30, 2019 due to United States Coast Guard regulations.

Passengers can purchase their food and non-alcoholic beverages in the upper cabin but will be asked to consume them down in the lower cabin. Alcohol will not be served on these vessels. If you need assistance accessing the upper level, a crew member will be available to assist you. These restrictions will only apply to the Elwha, Yakima, or Hyak while on the route. Full galley service will be available on all other vessels.


Thursday, January 17, 2019 03:06 PM

PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Friday, January 18
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in January. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Friday, January 18, due to tidal currents, the 5:15 pm sailing from Port Townsend and the 6:00 pm sailing from Coupeville are cancelled. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 07:56 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Bicycle entrance on south side of toll plaza
The bicycle-only entrance is now located on the south end of the toll plaza to Colman Dock. The new bicycle entrance is close to the lanes where bicycles heading to Bainbridge Island wait for the ferry. The new entrance can be accessed from the sidewalk, or from the main toll plaza entrance on South Jackson Street. There is an attendant available weekdays from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please show your ticket to the attendant. The ORCA card reader was activated on Wednesday, Dec. 5.


Wednesday, January 02, 2019 04:41 AM

Sea/Brem - Reminder - Changes at Colman Dock for Bremerton customers
Bremerton sailings will arrive and depart from the middle slip (slip 2). All off-loading traffic will exit Colman Dock from the north exit at Marion Street only. These changes are needed until summer 2019 to make the most space available on the dock for vehicles waiting for the ferry during construction to replace Colman Dock.

Construction update: The entire north half of Colman Dock will be closed off for construction. Work activity includes removing nearly all of the dock down to the water line and building a new steel and concrete deck supported by sturdy steel piles. Work is also continuing on the south trestle with construction of the new terminal building and passenger-only ferry dock. The loudest work is scheduled during daylight hours, up to seven days a week. Disposable earplugs are available from any Colman Dock terminal staff member. For more information, please visit the Colman Dock Project website.


Wednesday, January 02, 2019 04:41 AM

Sea/BI - Reminder - Bainbridge customers arrive/depart from slip 1 at Colman
All Bainbridge Island sailings now arrive and depart from the southernmost slip (slip 1). All off-loading traffic will exit Colman Dock from the south exit at Yesler Way only. In addition, all bicycles and motorcycles will be directed to wait for the ferry in the southernmost lanes. These changes are needed until summer 2019 to make the most space available on the dock for vehicles waiting for the ferry during construction to replace Colman Dock.

Construction update: The entire north half of Colman Dock will be closed off for construction. Work activity includes removing nearly all of the dock down to the water line and building a new steel and concrete deck supported by sturdy steel piles. Work is also continuing on the south trestle with construction of the new terminal building and passenger-only ferry dock. The loudest work is scheduled during daylight hours, up to seven days a week. Disposable earplugs are available from any Colman Dock terminal staff member. For more information, please visit the Colman Dock Project website.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 07:56 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - ADA Alert - North elevator out of service at the Seattle terminal
The north elevator at the Seattle Terminal (Colman Dock), is out of service for necessary repairs. The south elevator is available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:21 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Washington State Ferries’ winter schedule began Sunday, Jan. 6, and runs through March 30, 2019. Service out of Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. will be suspended for the winter. The Anacortes/San Juan Island routes will operate three vessels on weekends (no dedicated inter-island vessel), with four vessels in service on weekdays. Please check the online Winter 2019 schedule or pick up a blue 2019 winter sailing schedule #250 at the terminal or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Washington State Ferries’ winter schedule began Sunday, January 6, and is in effect through Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will offer fewer sailings on the weekend. Please check online schedules for the route or pick up a blue 2019 winter sailing schedule #250 at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:21 PM

Seattle/Bremerton - Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6 and runs until March 30, 2019. There are no changes from the fall schedule on this route. Passengers can check the schedule online or pick up a blue schedule, No. 250, at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:21 PM

Seattle/Bainbridge Island - Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30, 2019. There are no changes from the fall schedule on this route. Passengers can check the schedule online or pick up a blue schedule, No. 250, at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Edmonds/Kingston – Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30, 2019. There are no changes from the fall schedule on this route. Passengers can check the schedule online or pick up a blue schedule, No. 250, at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Mukilteo/Clinton – Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30, 2019. There are no changes from the fall schedule on this route. Passengers can check the schedule online or pick up a blue schedule, No. 250, at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Point Defiance/Tahlequah – Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30, 2019. There are no changes from the fall schedule on this route. Passengers can check the schedule online or pick up a blue schedule, No. 250, at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Port Townsend/Coupeville – Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6
Winter schedule began Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30, 2019. Drivers and passengers should note there are fewer daily sailings compared to the early fall schedule, but no changes from the current late fall schedule. Please check the new schedule online or pick up a blue schedule, No. 250, at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, January 09, 2019 09:52 PM

Edm/King - Reminder - Kingston Terminal Drop-Off/Pick-Up Location
Reminder - Please be advised the general drop-off/pick-up area at the Kingston Terminal has moved to a new location. New staging lanes are now being used by Kitsap Transit buses to better accommodate the public utilizing the new Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry and Washington State Ferries at the Kingston Terminal. Please note the following changes:

  • The general public pick up/drop is located on Washington Blvd NE, between SR 104 and Central Ave. Drivers wishing to access to the passenger drop-off/pick-up area should utilize the far right local access lane when approaching the terminal, take a right turn on to Washington Blvd, just prior to the tollbooths.
  • ADA accessibility drop-off/pick-up is provided in the vehicle holding area, south of the bus staging area. Vehicles will utilize lane 2 for access to this area. All vehicles must stop at tollbooth prior to dropping passengers off. Tollbooth attendants will direct vehicles to the appropriate ADA drop-off/pick-up area.
  • New BUS ONLY transit lanes are located in the terminal holding area. Kitsap Transit will stage in Lane 1, stenciled as BUS ONLY.
  • Kitsap Transit accesses Booth #1 from the local lane, please allow buses to merge.


Saturday, December 29, 2018 03:05 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Drivers 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 were made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.


Saturday, December 29, 2018 07:09 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.

These changes were implemented 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.


Sunday, December 23, 2018 04:29 AM

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.