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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 01:32 PM

Sea/BI - Tacoma Out of Service
The M/V Tacoma is out of service until further notice due to an equipment failure. The vessel will transit to the Eagle Harbor maintenance facility for emergency repairs.

The Tacoma is currently operating as the #2 vessel on the route. One boat service will be in effect with the #1 vessel, M/V Wenatchee until further notice. Please see the online schedule for affected departure times.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 01:44 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney- Chelan Delay - Update
The Chelan is an estimated 1 hour behind schedule due to earlier fog and reduced visibility. This has delayed the 12:05pm sailing from Sidney B.C. and will also delay the 1:55pm sailing from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. Updates will occur when more information is available.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:20 AM

Ana/SJIs - Yakima, Tillikum, Hyak 30-60 Minutes Behind Schedule
The Yakima, Hyak, and Tillikum are running an estimated 30-60 minutes behind schedule due to fog and reduced visibility. Affected sailings can be viewed by visiting the online schedule at: online schedule and . You can also check Vessel Watch to track departure and estimated arrival times..

The Yakima is the #2 vessel, Hyak #3 vessel, and Tillikum #4 vessel. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Ana/SJs – M/V Yakima Service Update
The M/V Yakima has been unable to keep its schedule since sustaining propeller damage on April 22, despite WSF’s efforts to repair the propeller blade. Because there is currently no standby vessel available to substitute for the Yakima, WSF has decided to keep the vessel in service until it can be dry-docked for a more comprehensive repair or replacement. While the vessel remains in service, it must run on reduced speeds to minimize any long-term damage. Unfortunately, this means that transit times are expected to take approximately 10 minutes longer than normal, which can result in accumulated delays -- especially on mid to late morning departures through mid-May and throughout the day after May 17.

Please view the online schedule to identify affected sailings, and check the VesselWatch tool to see the vessel status. WSF will send updates on the length of any extended delays via email and through our website. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we make every attempt to minimize the service disruption on this route.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:21 AM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - Extra 1:55pm Ana/Orcas Now Runs Thursdays through Sundays
Beginning Thursday, May 17, there will be a 1:55 p.m. departure from Anacortes to Orcas Island on Thursdays and Saturdays for the remainder of the spring schedule. The 1:55 p.m. sailing was previously only available Fridays and Sundays. We encourage passengers to make reservations for travel, and these additional sailings have been added to the reservation system.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

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 Sedgewick 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 Sedgewick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgewick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:27 PM

PD/Tah - Reminder - Paving work near Tahlequah Terminal began 5/14
Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 14, King County began closing one lane of Vashon Highway SW from Pohl Road to 1,000 feet north near the Tahlequah ferry terminal to replace drainage infrastructure and make roadway repairs in preparation for the Vashon Highway SW paving project. The work requires a 24-hour lane closure through Monday, May 21. Detour signs will be posted for ferry traffic. We advise commuters to allow extra time to get to the Tahlequah ferry terminal, and exercise caution when traveling through construction zones and detours. Learn more about the project at:

Vashon Highway Southwest Paving Project

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 08:43 PM

Your input wanted on WSF’s Long Range Plan
There's still time to share your thoughts! WSF is developing a Long Range Plan that will present a vision for the future of the ferry system through 2040. Participate in our online open house and take our survey by May 24.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Changes to Colman Dock passenger waiting area and ticket booth started May 8
As part of the ongoing Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project, several changes have been made to the walk-on passenger waiting area and terminal services effective May 8. The following terminal configurations will be in place until mid-2019:

  • The ticket booth inside the Seattle terminal will open in its new location at the terminal entrance across from Puget Sound Provisions. This move allows more public space inside the main corridor for people waiting for the ferry.
  • The walk-on passenger waiting area will shift to the southwest corner (former Bremerton-only waiting area) of the terminal building. The new waiting area has additional turnstiles and two all-purpose gates to better accommodate customers.
  • The information booth will relocate to the southeast corner of the terminal, adjacent to the ticket kiosks and ticket booth.

Learn more about the project at Colman Dock Construction Update

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Overhead Walkway Load Restrictions - Update
Attention customers who walk on to the ferry at Bainbridge Island Terminal: For the next 5 to 6 weeks, WSF will be reinforcing and repairing the overhead walkway connecting the terminal building to the ferry to compensate for a broken pile beneath the structure. As a safety precaution, WSF is implementing load restrictions in the area of the broken pile and has now installed a protective barrier to guide customers around the affected area. Please be mindful of the work zone and be courteous to your fellow passengers – especially during peak periods – as the walkway will be narrower while repairs are underway. We apologize for the inconvenience. Next year, WSF will undertake a more comprehensive project to completely replace the overhead walkway at Bainbridge. For more information about this project, visit http://bit.ly/BIwalkway. Thank you for your patience as we improve our facilities and our service to you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

Ana/SJs/Sidney - SR 20 Construction began Monday, April 2
Customers travelling to the Anacortes terminal during the spring and summer should be aware of construction planned at the intersection of SR 20/SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) in Anacortes. Around-the-clock lane reductions started Monday, April 2 and are expected to be in place through summer. Those travelling to the terminal should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminal and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through this area. Check the project website below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

SR 20 - Sharpes Corner Interchange project page

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

PT/Coup - Spring and Summer SR 20 Construction
Customers travelling to the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on SR 20 in Port Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Those travelling to the terminals should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas. Check the project websites below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

Project information:

Port Townsend


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 PM

PT/Coup - Late Spring 2018 schedule began Sunday, May 13
On Sunday, May 13, the Port Townsend/Coupeville routes returned to two-boat service with the Late Spring schedule. This schedule includes added sailings on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, as well as extra late night sailing on Fridays and Saturdays.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:30 PM

Peak Season Surcharge in effect May 1 through Sept. 30
Beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018, through September 30, 2018, the peak season surcharge went into effect for single vehicle and driver fares. Multi-ride products and passenger fares are not affected by this seasonal increase. For details, visit: Fare Information. To see the fares brochure visit: Fares Brochure

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 06:45 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.