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Monday, September 17, 2018 09:12 AM

PT/Coup - One boat service with M/V Kennewick--Currently No Standby
The Port Townsend/Coupeville route continues to operate on a one-boat schedule until further notice. There is no standby space available for vehicles without reservations while all reservation holders are given priority boarding. If you have a reservation for the Kennewick, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not attempt to travel earlier or later. The #1 Kennewick will continue to provide service on the route while the #2 Salish remains out of service for repairs.

Walk on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 04:37 AM

Suquamish Community Celebration Invitation - Saturday, September 22
WSF invites you to celebrate the newest ferry, Suquamish!

Join us for the Suquamish Community Celebration on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. aboard the Suquamish at WSF’s Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island. The event will feature vessel tours, live music, free refreshments, kids’ activities, and a speaking ceremony. It is free and open to the public.

For more information visit Suquamish Community Celebration.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 09:58 PM

Sea/Brem - WSF 2040 Long Range Plan Open House - Bremerton, Sept. 20
WSF is hosting an open house at the Kitsap Conference Center (100 Washington Ave, Bremerton) on Thursday, September 20. Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. 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


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 09:55 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.


Monday, September 17, 2018 06:06 AM

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.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:56 AM

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.


Monday, September 17, 2018 06:04 AM

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, August 11, 2018 01:50 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.