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Friday, March 24, 2017 01:32 PM

Late Night/Early Morning Hood Canal Bridge Closures 3/18 - 3/25
Please be advised that the Hood Canal Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic each night between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Saturday, March 18 through Saturday, March 25 while crews rebuild and replace the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal bridge draw span. For more information about the closure, please visit the Project Page.


Friday, March 24, 2017 06:25 PM

Ana/SJs - Update - 3/24 Reservation Status - Limited Space Anacortes 7:10pm
For Friday, March 24, standby vehicle space is limited for the Anacortes 7:10 pm to Shaw and Orcas and will be loaded first come, first served. Standby is still available for the 7:50 pm to Lopez and Friday Harbor. Reservations are only available for the 9:05 pm to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor.

Reservations can be made up to two hours before sailing time, so please check TakeaFerry to see if there have been any cancellations or changes made to existing reservations, or call 511 to speak with an Information Agent. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not try to travel earlier or later as a standby. Walk on space is available for all departures.


Friday, March 24, 2017 06:55 PM

PT/Coup - Update - 3/24 Reservation Status - Limited Coup 7:30pm Standby
For Friday, March 24, vehicle space is full for the Port Townsend 6:45 pm departure. Limited standby space for the Coupeville 7:30 pm will be loaded first come, first served. Reservations are only available for the Port Townsend 8:30 pm and the Coupeville 9:10 pm. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not try to travel earlier or later as a standby.

Reservations can be made up to two hours before sailing time, so please check TakeaFerry to see if there have been any cancellations or changes made to existing reservations, or call 511 to speak with an Information Agent. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Friday, March 24, 2017 04:39 PM

Edm/King - Update - Edmonds Terminal Wait Time - Two Hours
There is an estimated two hour wait for drivers departing Edmonds due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Friday, March 24, 2017 04:51 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Seattle Terminal Wait Time - One Hour to BI, No Wait to Bremerton
Due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels, there is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Seattle for Bainbridge. There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Seattle for Bremerton. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Friday, March 24, 2017 03:54 PM

Muk/Clin - Mukilteo Terminal Wait Time - 30 to 60 Minutes
There is a 30 to 60 minute wait for drivers departing Mukilteo due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Friday, March 24, 2017 07:00 PM

Ana/SJs - Chelan and Kitsap Running 20 Minutes Behind Schedule
Due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels, the Chelan and the Kitsap are running 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule. This delays the arrival of the Friday Harbor 6:15 pm to Anacortes, the Lopez 6:10 pm to Anacortes and other departures. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, March 24, 2017 06:49 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - No Extended Wait Departing Fauntleroy
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing Fauntleroy.


Friday, March 24, 2017 03:41 PM

PD/Tah - Reminder - Point Defiance Public Restroom Closure 3/15
The public restroom located near the Point Defiance ferry terminal and Pierce County Transit stop will be permanently closed and no longer available for use beginning on Wednesday, March 15. The closure is necessary due to maintenance costs. Please use the restrooms aboard the vessel or at the Point Defiance Boathouse. For questions or concerns, please contact wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov or 511.


Friday, March 24, 2017 01:33 PM

New Call Center Hours
Starting March 6, the WSF Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email/web support is also available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Reservations for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at www.takeaferry.com, and general information about Washington State Ferries can be found at WSF Ferries.

The Lost and Found office at Colman Dock will also operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, March 24, 2017 01:34 PM

Sea/Brem - The 90-Car Sealth Replaced the 144-Car Kaleetan, 3/17
On Friday, March 17, the 90-car Sealth replaced the Kaleetan. The temporary downsizing is needed in order to maintain a full sailing schedule while the Kaleetan is out of service for scheduled maintenance. Drive-on customers may experience heavier than usual vehicle traffic during this time.


Friday, March 24, 2017 01:33 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - The 87-Car Tillikum Replaced the 90-Car Sealth, 3/17
On Friday, March 17, the 87-car Tillikum replaced the 90-car Sealth. The temporary downsize is needed in order to maintain a full sailing schedule while the Kaleetan is out of service for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Friday, March 17, 2017 06:43 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Terminal U-Park Changes
U-Park, the vendor who manages the Bainbridge Island terminal parking lot, plans to install new pay stations in 30 days. The upgraded pay stations will offer faster processing and an improved user interface. Unlike the current units, the new stations will not accept cash payments. The change will only affect daily parkers. Monthly permit holders are billed directly by U-Park.

U-Park and Washington State Ferries are interested in your feedback regarding cashless pay stations at the Bainbridge Island terminal parking lot. If you have questions or concerns, please email parking@u-parksystem.com or call 206-284-9797 by Feb. 24, 2017.


Friday, March 17, 2017 06:43 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Maintenance Project at Colman Dock
Please be advised that structural maintenance and repair work under the dock at the Seattle ferry terminal (Colman Dock)is expected to last through early spring 2017. This activity should not delay ferry service or significantly reduce vehicle waiting capacity on the dock; however, sections of the vehicle waiting lanes will be closed to the public while repairs are being made to the support beams and trusses below. Thank you for your patience as WSF maintains our facilities and improves our service to you.


Friday, March 17, 2017 06:43 PM

Ana/SJ's/Sidney - Reminder - Spring Vehicle Reservations Released on Feb. 2
The Washington State Ferries' Spring 2017 schedule was released on February 2. The Spring schedule runs April 2, 2017 through June 24, 2017. Please note that service out of Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. will resume with the Spring schedule. Spring break and Memorial Day weekend will bring large crowds to all Anacortes/San Juan Islands ferry terminals. Save your spot on the ferry by making a reservation. Reservation space is released in tiers. On February 2, one-third of reservations for all sailings for the entire season were released. Two weeks before the sailing date another one-third is released, and two days before the sailing date the final one-third is released. A total of 90 percent of vehicle spaces on each sailing will be available for reservations. Space is always released at 7:00am.

Information agents are currently available by phone at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977 between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, Mon. - Fri.

Reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry.


Friday, March 17, 2017 06:43 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.