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Terminal Conditions

Approximate Vehicle Spaces Available in Holding Area
Note: Vehicles in line that have not been processed through a tollbooth are not counted here. Please view cameras for additional vehicles queued outside the terminal holding area which will subtract from the listed available space.

Space Availability Legend

  • 60%-100%
  • 10%-60%
  • 0%-10%
  • Cancelled / Unavailable

Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Directions and Transportation Connections



  • Sidney/Anacortes ferry Terminal from Victoria.
    The Sidney/Anacortes Terminal is located 18 miles north of downtown Victoria. There are two exits off Highway 17 Northbound to the Sidney/Anacortes Ferry Terminal: Amity Drive and Beacon Avenue. When taking the Amity Drive exit, turn left at Lochside Drive. After 2 miles turn right at Ocean Avenue. The ferry terminal entrance will be on the right. For the Beacon exit, take a right off the highway on to Beacon Ave and then turn right at Fifth Street. Turn left at Ocean Avenue, and the ferry terminal entrance is located on the right.

    Southbound on Highway 17 from Swartz Bay
    Turn left at Beacon Avenue. Turn right at Fifth Street and then turn left at Ocean Avenue. The Sidney/Anacortes Terminal will be located on the right.

    Sidney/Anacortes Ferry Terminal from north/mid-Vancouver Island
    Travel southbound towards Victoria on Island Highway 1 (Trans Canada Hwy). Follow the (Ferries/Airport/Sidney) exit signs. Turn left at McKenzie Avenue. Follow McKenzie Avenue 1.4 miles, and then take the (Sidney/Ferries/Airport) exit right onto Pat Bay Highway 17 North. Travel 11 miles towards Sidney. Follow the Anacortes/San Juan Island highway signs.

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Security

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

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Tourist Information

Parking
Parking lot at the corner of Second Street and Bevan Avenue. Parking is $6 per day. Those wishing to park longer than 20 days should contact Robbins Parking at 250-414-4455 to inquire about rates.

Motorcycles
Motorcycles may not bypass traffic. They are treated as cars and are “first come, first serve” through the tollbooth. Motorcycles will be instructed once you have cleared the tollbooth and Immigration for staging.

Trucks
No Commercial Vehicles are allowed travel to or from Sidney B.C. due to CBP restrictions.

Bikes
Bicyclists must go through Customs and Immigration. Bicyclists should arrive at least 45 minutes in advance of the sailing to ensure being processed in time for the sailing. Reservations are not needed. Please note: Bikes departing Sidney to Friday Harbor will be loaded last and offloaded first in Friday Harbor.

Taxi
There are two main cab companies that service the ferry:

The ride to Victoria is approximately 35 minutes at a cost of approximately $65.00. If cabs are not available at the front gate upon ferry arrival, staff are instructed to radio the ticket booth to call either company.

  • Yellow Cab: (250)381-2222
  • Peninsula Taxi: (250)656-1111

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    Terminal Features and Amenities

    • Overhead Passenger Loading: No
    • Elevator: No
    • Waiting Room: Yes
    • Food Service: Yes. Vessel Galley Hours of Operation:


      SPRING Schedule galley service hours

      #1 vessel: Sat-Thu: 6:00am - 2:30pm
      Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
    • Restrooms: Yes

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    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 6-18 years of age. Children, 0-5 travel free.

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    Lost and Found

    Lost and found items are taken to the Anacortes ferry terminal. You can reach the Lost & Found Department at 206-515-3439. Their hours of operation are 10:00am - 6:00pm daily. Our Information Agents can also assist you with lost & found inquiries from 7:00am through 7:45pm at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.

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    Additional Info

    There is a Duty Free shop available onboard the vessel. Duty Free List

    The bus that goes to Victoria from the street in front of the terminal is the #70. Schedules are shown below. The first is for weekdays, then for Saturday, then Sunday.

    The BC Transit bus #70 runs an express service leaving every 30 minutes from Swartz Bay to Victoria with a stop at 5th and Beacon, then 5th and Ocean by our terminal, at a cost of $2.50 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and youth; children age five and under travel at no charge. There is also bus #75 leaving form the same stop that goes into Victoria making frequent stops along the way and taking longer.

    People heading to Victoria should be instructed to cross the street as the bus stop on the terminal side is for BC Ferries bound traffic (i.e. Vancouver).

    The bus system accepts only Canadian currency and requires exact change. Bus drivers carry no change.

    Sidney has many banks and ATM machines along its main street so people can also walk to Beacon Avenue to change currency upon arrival.

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