Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:50 PM

Sea/BI/Brem: Update - Bainbridge Island Route out of service, 7/29
Due to emergency repairs on the Tacoma, the route remains out of service. This will affect all departures out of Seattle and Bainbridge Island until the ship channel at Bainbridge Island is clear. The Walla Walla will remain in Seattle until further notice. The Sealth is en route to Seattle and will make a late 1:30 pm sailing from Seattle to Bremerton. Updates will occur as information is made available. Alternate route is Edmonds/Kingston.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:04 PM

Sea/Brem: Update: Service disruption at BI affects Bremerton, 7/29
The Sealth was temporarily pulled from the Bremerton route to lend assistance to the ferry Tacoma at Bainbridge Island. The Sealth has since returned to service and will make a late 1:30 p.m. departure from Seattle. This late departure will also affect the 3:00 p.m. departure from Bremerton. Updates will be provided as information is made available.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - Three-boat service resumes, 7/29
All vessels have returned to service on the FVS route. Passengers can expect the following scheduled departures: Evergreen State departs from Vashon to Fauntleroy at 10:30 a.m.; Tillikum departs Fauntleroy to Vashon at 10:40 a.m. and Issaquah departs Vashon to Southworth at 10:45 a.m. Vessels are currently shuttling from terminals with the heaviest traffic in order to alleviate congestion. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 PM

Sea/Brem: Vessel repositioning, galley closure 7/28
Due to vessel repositioning, the galley on the Sealth will be closed while servicing the Seattle/Bremerton route for approximately one week. Vending machines are available in the terminals and on the vessel. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:44 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Evergreen State replaced Sealth 7/28
On Monday, 7/28, the 87-vehicle Evergreen State replaced the 90-vehicle Sealth while the Sealth moves to replace another vessel for required maintenance. The Evergreen State has been taken out of lay-up status and will not have galley service or vending machines on board. Vending machines are available in the terminals. 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:29 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.