Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Ana/Sidney - International departures canceled, 7/31 and 8/1
All international departures from Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C., will be canceled on Thursday, 7/31 and Friday, 8/1 due to vessel repositioning throughout the system. The affected westbound departures are Anacortes 8:25 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., and Friday Harbor 9:45 a.m. The affected eastbound departures are Sidney, B.C., 12:00 p.m. and 5:55 p.m., and Friday Harbor 7:25 p.m.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

PT/CV - Update - Reservation Status 8/1 - Limited drive-up space
For Friday, August 1, reserved vehicle spaces from Port Townsend are only available for the 10:00 pm sailing. From Coupeville, reserved vehicle spaces are only available for the 10:40 pm sailing. Limited drive-up space for customers without reservations is available, with a one hour advance arrival advised. Reservations must be made at least two hours in advance. Walk-on space is available for all sailings. Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Muk/Clin - Update - 90 minute wait for drivers departing Mukilteo
Drivers will encounter an estimated 90 minute wait departing Mukilteo due to heavy traffic delays. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Edm/King - Update - No extended wait departing Edmonds
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Edmonds.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - One hour wait for drivers departing Seattle
Drivers will encounter an estimated one hour wait departing the Seattle terminal due to heavy traffic delays. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Faunt/VA/SW - One hour wait for drivers departing Fauntleroy
Drivers will encounter an estimated one hour wait departing Fauntleroy due to heavy traffic delays. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Sea/BI - 7:10 pm Bainbridge departure delayed 20-25 minutes
The 7:10 pm sailing from Bainbridge to Seattle is delayed an estimated 20 to 25 minutes due to heavy traffic delays. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - All vessels running 10-20 minutes behind schedule
All vessels on the Fauntleroy, Vashon, and Southworth route are running an estimated 10 to 20 minutes behind schedule due to heavy traffic delays. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Edm/Kin-Update-Wenatchee to replace Chelan 7:55am from King. 8/1
The 202-car Wenatchee will return to the Edmonds/Kingston route beginning with the 7:55am departure from Kingston on Friday, August 1, and replace the 124-car Chelan.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Sea/BI - Walla Walla replaces Wenatchee, 7/29
Due to required maintenance on the 202-vehicle Wenatchee, the 188-vehicle Walla Walla will replace the Wenatchee beginning Tuesday morning, 7/29. This vessel swap is expected to take less than one week and we ask drivers to plan their travels accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

Sea/Brem - Sealth Replaced Walla Walla 7/28
The 90-car Sealth replaced the 188-car Walla Walla on Monday July 28. This change is expected to last for approximately 6 days due to necessary repairs on the Wenatchee. Drivers should plan accordingly.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Summer Reservations Available
Reservations are available for the summer sailing schedule for the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. 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.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 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.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 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.


Friday, August 01, 2014 07:29 PM

All Routes - Pre-purchased tickets must be in-hand at tollbooth
Customers who choose to pre-purchase their tickets online must provide their Wave2Go ticket or a printed copy of their ticket for travel upon arrival at the booth. Ticket Sellers will no longer enter the 18 digit ticket number for customers who do not have their ticket in-hand at the time of travel. Customers are reminded to plan ahead and have their ticket ready for scanning upon arrival at the ticket booth.