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[Last Updated: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:38 AM]

Reservations Available July 27 for Travel Between Sept. 26 and Jan. 1, 2022

Vehicle reservations for travel between late September and New Year’s Day on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes will be released next week. Starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, customers can secure their spot on sailings between Sept. 26 and Jan. 1, 2022. Customers can view the sailing schedules for these dates online.

Reservations can be booked online or by calling 206-464-6400 and speaking with an Information Agent. Customers can also call that number should they have questions or need additional information.

Please note that international service to and from Sidney, B.C. remains suspended. However, if we restart service to Sidney, we will announce in advance when those reservations will be made available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2021 06:19 AM]

Masks Required Only in Indoor Areas of Terminals and Vessels

Face masks are now required only in indoor areas of our terminals and vessels for all riders and employees in compliance with the latest CDC guidelines. All customers inside terminals or vessels should continue to wear face coverings. However, passengers can remove their masks while outdoors on the sun deck, car deck areas of the vessel, outside waiting areas at terminals and other outdoor locations. Please remember to mask up upon reentering interior areas of boats and terminals.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2021 10:23 AM]

Edm/King - Edmonds Term Status - 2 Hour Wait

There is an estimated 2 hour wait for drivers departing Edmonds.  Upon approaching the terminal, please remember to refrain from blocking the intersections or businesses in the area. 

Updates will occur as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2021 07:48 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW- Limited Passenger Capacity on #2 Vessel M/V Issaquah 7/31

Due to a shortage of crew, the #2 vessel, M/V  Issaquah, will sail at reduced capacity on Saturday, 7/31.  The passengers will be limited to a total of 300.  Passengers are encouraged to arrive early.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Updates will occur when conditions change.

The safety of our customers and crew is WSF’s top priority. Please remember that all traveling customers are required to wear face coverings inside the terminal, at the tollbooth and aboard the ferry. Please also consider limiting your travel to only the most essential trips while service continues to be constrained by the pandemic. For additional travel information regarding COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Travel Updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2021 06:34 AM]

Ana/SJs-Update: Chelan is 21 Minutes Behind Schedule

The #1 vessel, Chelan, is 21 minutes behind schedule due to a crewing issue. 

The delay will also affect the following sailing(s):

  • 7:15 a.m. Arrival in Friday Harbor
  • 7:50 a.m. Departure Friday Harbor to Lopez
  • 8:30 a.m. Departure Lopez to Anacortes
  • 9:10 a.m. Arrival in Anacortes

We will continue to send updated travel information as it becomes available. Customers can check the online schedule for more information on scheduled upcoming sailings and also view the real-time travel map for live boat location information.


[Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2021 07:21 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Full Closure of South Dearborn Street Near Colman Dock Aug 2 to 25

Drivers and pedestrians traveling to and from Colman Dock may need to prepare for a detour when getting to or leaving the Seattle terminal.

On August 2, crews will close South Dearborn Street between Alaskan Way South and First Avenue South. The street and its northern sidewalk will be fully closed through August 25. This closure allows crews to perform extensive work on South Dearborn Street, including paving the street during favorable paving weather.

The detour route is via South King Street, one block to the north. Drivers should give themselves extra travel time to get to their destination. A uniformed police officer will help direct traffic at the intersection of South King Street and First Avenue South.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2021 05:19 PM]

PD/Tahl - Point Defiance Marina Parking Lot Now Closes at 10 p.m.

Due to needed increased security, Metro Parks Tacoma has begun locking the gate to the Point Defiance Marina Lot nightly at 10:00 p.m.

Customers traveling on the 10:00 p.m. sailing from Tahlequah to Point Defiance will still be able to exit the parking lot with their vehicle after arriving. However, customers sailing on the 10:55 p.m. sailing from Tahlequah will not be able to exit the parking lot when they get to Point Defiance. If customers need access to their vehicle after the 10:00 p.m. sailing, they can park their vehicle at the Tahlequah lot.


[Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2021 12:50 PM]

Sea/BI - Drivers Should Expect Delays on Several Departures on Sunday, August 1

On Sunday, Aug. 1, drivers should anticipate lengthy delays on the Seattle to Bainbridge Island route due to heavy bicycle traffic participating in the annual Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic.

Almost 1,000 bicyclists are expected to travel via ferry Sunday morning, and vehicle capacity will be limited on the 7:55 am, 8:55 am, and 9:35 am departures from Seattle. Departing the Bainbridge Island Terminal, the heaviest traffic is expecting on sailings between 11:35 am and 3:00 pm.

To minimize delays, WSF recommends that drivers consider avoiding travel on those sailings, if possible.


[Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2021 05:25 AM]

Ana/SJs/Sid - Update on International Travel To/From Sidney B.C.

The international route to and from Sidney B.C. is out of service until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. To speak with an information agent, please call 1 888 808 7977.


[Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2021 09:30 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Route Reduced to 2-Boat Service on Sundays Began July 4

Until further notice, the Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth route has been reduced to two-boat service on Sundays, this change began on July 4. The route will operate on its current Sunday schedule without the #3 vessel. Customers should plan ahead and check the schedule online to verify sailing times.

This difficult decision was made as a result of ongoing crew shortages and the need to reallocate limited resources throughout the ferry system. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as WSF works to maintain as much service as possible.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2021 06:12 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - SW/Faunt Passengers Change Boats Friday Nights

All customers on the 9:30 p.m. sailing from Southworth to Fauntleroy will switch to a different vessel when they arrive in Vashon Island Friday evenings.

  • Walk-on passengers will exit the vessel they arrived on and briefly wait at the Vashon terminal before re-boarding their new vessel.
  • Passengers driving aboard will be directed off the boat by terminal staff and repositioned before boarding the new boat.

Once aboard, crews will then load all Fauntleroy-bound Vashon passengers before departing to West Seattle.

This adjustment allows crews more time to perform needed maintenance for the three boats assigned to the route to better avoid service disruptions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to maintain our fleet.


[Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2021 06:12 PM]

ADA: Sea/Brem - Bremerton Women's ADA Stall Out of Service Until Further Notice

The Bremerton women's ADA restroom stall is out of service until further notice. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.