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Terminal Status

Approximate Vehicle Spaces Available in Holding Area
Drive-up shows the approximate number of available unreserved spaces per sailing. A negative number indicates the estimated number of vehicles beyond our vessel capacity that are currently through the tollbooth and parked in the holding area. We usually get 5-10 additional drive-up vehicles than the number shown due to reservation no-shows. Please view cameras for vehicles queued outside the tollbooths, which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • < 10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

Ferry Alert Bulletins


Directions and Transportation Connections

  • From Interstate 5 take exit 230 and follow SR 20 westbound to Anacortes. After arriving in Anacortes continue north on Commercial Ave. Turn left on 12th St, which becomes Oakes Ave, and then continue to the ferry terminal.

    Dropping off or picking up?

    When approaching the ferry terminal to pick up or drop off and not disabled, follow Ferry Terminal Road to the left of the auto toll booths to the parking lot near the terminal. There should be parking near the sidewalk where the buses turn around for a quick pick up/drop off.



WSF has implemented a U.S. Coast Guard approved security plan, for more information please click on the security link: Security


Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC)

  • Contact your local Ferry Advisory Committee FAC


Tourist Information

There are 1,265 spaces in three parking lots. Pay parking is in effect at the Anacortes Terminal, and spots can't be reserved in advance.

Off-peak rates will be in effect from October 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016.Off-peak rates are as follows:

  • 1 day (0-24 hours) - $5.00
  • 2 days (24-48 hours) - $10.00
  • 3 days (48-72 hours) - $12.00
  • 4 days (72-96 hours) - $15.00
  • One week (7 days/168 hours) - $20.00
  • 14 days - $40.00
  • 21 days - $60.00
  • Calendar Month Permit (plus tax) - $34.00
  • Season permit (10/1 to 4/30) - $140.00

    There is a lower lot close to the terminal building, which provides parking for disabled customers as well as others, and there is an expanded parking area up the hill and to the left of the terminal.

    Park & Pay for up to three weeks at one of the six conveniently located electronic pay boxes with cash or credit card. Parking spaces cannot be reserved in advance. To remotely add time call Call To Park at 1-877-647-4707. You will need to know your Stall #, Station #124939 and your license number. Contact (206)729-0241 for additional parking information. For weekend service between 8AM and 6PM please contact (360)239-7397.

    Customers wishing to purchase a monthly or seasonal permit may call Diamond Parking Services at 1-800-828-4197 or purchase online at Diamond Parking. Please order your monthly permit by the 15th of the prior month to ensure timely receipt of your permit.

    There is no charge for disabled parking customers displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate. There are 18 ADA spaces available. It’s important to note that when all the sign posted ADA spaces are filled in a WSF lot, customers are allowed to park in any empty space, for free, with their ADA placard, except those spaces reserved for other uses (e.g., carpool and Ferry System employee vehicles).

From the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, allow a minimum of 2 1/2 hours driving time to Anacortes and plan to arrive at least an hour before your ferry is scheduled to depart. Follow road signs to the freeway. Drive north to enter eastbound on 518. You will need to get on I-5 North, just follow the road signs. Take I-5 North for approximately 85 miles to state route 20. Take exit 230, turn left at the light and follow the signs into downtown Anacortes. Turn left on 12th Street. Our terminal is 4 to 5 miles outside town.

Airport Shuttle
When traveling from Sea-Tac Airport to Anacortes there is a shuttle from Sea-Tac Airport to our Anacortes Dock. For schedule and fare information call 1-866-235-5247 or check Bellair Airporter.

Island Airporter is another service that provides transportation from Sea-Tac Airport to Friday Harbor. To contact them for fare and schedule information, call (360) 378-7438 or check Island Airporter.

While motorcycles are not, by Washington Administrative Code (WAC 468-300-700), a preferential loading category of users, they are often loaded prior to automobiles for operational and staging purposes. Arrival at the dock after vehicle load has commenced requires motorcycles to wait until all cars have been loaded for the next motorcycle loading opportunity. Motorcycles should proceed, while on the dock, at no more than 10 mph. Use caution when car decks are wet. The following information details specific staging for this terminal:

Motorcyclists queue, along with vehicles, in traffic line prior to tollbooths. Proceed to motorcycle staging area in front of holding lanes as directed by ticket seller or traffic attendant.

Loading order: bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles, late arriving motorcycles as space permits. Space may be limited to 30 motorcycles per sailing.

Expect heavy truck traffic on the first 3 sailings in the morning. Trucks going standby are advised to travel between the 7:40 am to 11:00 am time frame.

WSF requires trucks with a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs and/or over 8’6” wide to have “travel approval” before crossing any of our routes. Vessels on this route have a limited height clearance and trucks may be loaded out of sequence.

Trucks that have a gross vehicle weight of over 80,000 lbs but are hauling less than 80,000 lbs will need to provide a weight slip.

Please fill out our Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Travel Request Form by downloading a pdf version of the form and fax it to us at (206)515-3773. Please allow three business days for completion and approval. You can contact us at anytime for status updates at (206) 464-6400 (Seattle).

The Canada Border Service Agency does not provide Commercial Services at the Sidney Terminal, as this office is not a designated commercial office.

Approaching the Anacortes Terminal, you will arrive at the vehicle tollbooths first on the right. Bicyclists may bypass these and the line of vehicle traffic at the vehicle tollbooths to get onto the ferry dock when the passenger tollbooth in the terminal is open, but must go through a vehicle tollbooth if the terminal and passenger tollbooth are closed. Signage at the vehicle tollbooth will indicate if the passenger tollbooth is open. If passenger booth is open, bicyclists should secure their bikes at the terminal and go into the terminal to purchase their tickets.

There is one bike rack at the terminal which holds 12 bikes. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of loading process to be certain they are loaded for their specific destination and multi-destination sailings. If a bicyclist arrives after vehicle loading has begun, they may not be loaded for their desired destination.


Terminal Features and Amenities

  • Overhead Passenger Loading: Yes
  • Elevator: No
  • Waiting Room: Yes
  • Food Service: Yes.
    Food vendor at the Anacortes Terminal is the Cheesecake Café. Hours of operation are from 7:00 am - 6:30 pm daily, and from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm on Fridays.

    Galley hours for late Fall, Oct. 13 - Dec 26, are as follows:

    Vessel #1:
  • Monday - Thursday, Sat: 6:00am - 2:30 pm
  • Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 6:00am - 5:30pm

    Vessel #2:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 1:30pm
  • Friday - Sunday: 8:00am - 7:30pm

    Vessel #3:
  • Monday - Wednesday, Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday and Sunday: 7:00am - 8:30pm

    Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessels.
  • Restrooms: Yes


ADA Information

  • Disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle will load and offload at the Anacortes terminal using the overhead passenger ramp, however, at all of the island terminals, walk-on passengers will load and off load via the car deck. All vessels on these routes have elevator access.

    For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need elevator access, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so that we can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasant as possible.
  • Additional Terminal ADA & Medical Info


Fare Discounts

We offer seniors (65+), persons with disabilities and passengers with a Medicare card, or other eligibility verification, travel at half the regular passenger fare rate. We offer special rates for youth ages 6-18. Children ages five under travel free.

Multi-ride cards are good for 90 days from the date of purchase and are non-refundable. For more information check Fares.

Fare Purchase/Redemption
Purchase and redeem tickets at the auto tollbooths. Tickets may be purchased at the passenger booth, at the kiosk inside the terminal waiting room, or online in advance.

Fares vary depending on destination. Please check fare information online or call 1-888-808-7977 (WA & B.C.) or (206) 464-6400.

Roundtrip redemption occurs at auto tollbooth.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items are turned in to the Anacortes ferry terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at (206) 515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for lunch); closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost and found inquiries from 6:00 am to 7:15 pm at (206) 464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Additional Info

Fall Passenger Booth Hours

The passenger ticket booth in the terminal waiting room will be open:

  • Daily: 5:25 am to 8:55 pm
  • Friday: 5:25 am to 10:30 pm

When the passenger ticket booth is closed, full-fare walk on tickets may be purchased with a credit card from the Kiosk in the Terminal. All other transactions (checks not accepted) must be purchased at the Auto Toll Booth.

Please note: Senior and youth tickets are not available at the kiosk and must be purchased from the Auto Toll Booth when the Passenger Booth is closed.

The Overhead Walkway will be operated:

  • Daily: 5:15 am to 9:10 pm