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[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 02:51 PM]

Ana/SJs - #2 Yakima Cancellations for Sunday, June 20

Due to a shortage of Coast Guard Documented Crew on M/V Yakima, the 5:15 p.m. from Anacortes to Lopez, 6:20 p.m. from Lopez to Anacortes, the 7:25 p.m. to Shaw and Orcas and the 8:50 p.m. from Orcas are cancelled. The rules have been relaxed for those unable to travel. New reservations have been blocked for the remainder of the day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


[Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2021 08:44 PM]

ALL ROUTES: Masks Still Required for Travel on Washington State Ferries

Please be advised that while CDC and state guidance loosen some restrictions on wearing masks, wearing a mask is still a requirement for travel on all public transportation, including Washington State Ferries. This includes outdoor spaces on vessels. Passengers who refuse to wear masks may be denied travel. Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our ferries safe and healthy.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 05:04 PM]

PT/Coup - Update - M/V Kennewick an Estimated 25 Minutes Behind Schedule

The M/V Kennewick is an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule. The vessel departed Coupeville at 4:40 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Port Townsend at 5:08 p.m.

This delay will affect the following sailings:

  • 5:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. from Port Townsend
  • 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:10 p.m. from Coupeville

We will continue to send updated travel information as it becomes available. Customers can Port Townsend / Coupeville Schedule for more information on scheduled upcoming sailings and also Real-Time Map for live boat location information.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 04:38 PM]

PT/Coup - Reservation Status: PT and Coup Full Remainder of Day, 6/20

For Sunday, June 20, vehicle reservations and standby space are full departing Port Townsend and Coupeville for the remainder of the day.  Alternate routes are highly recommended using Edmonds/Kingston or Mukilteo/Clinton. Reservations must be made more than two hours in advance of the sailing. Walk-on space is available for both departures.

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: Sunday, June 20, 2021 03:35 PM]

Ana/SJs - Eastbound Reservation Status, 6/20

For Sunday, June 20, eastbound vehicle reservations are full from Friday Harbor until 10 p.m. and full from Orcas Island until 10:50 p.m. Limited standby space for all sailings will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. Reservation holders are advised to arrive one hour in advance. 

Reservations can be made until two hours before sailing time, so please check the WSDOT Mobile App or Save A Spot for cancellations or changes to existing reservations. Walk-on space is available on all departures, with paid parking located next to the Anacortes terminal. 


[Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 09:57 PM]

Larger Yakima Replaced Cathlamet on San Juan's Route on Friday, June 11

The 144-vehicle capacity Yakima has replaced the 124-vehicle capacity Cathlamet on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route. Following successful repairs, the Yakima has rejoined the Chelan, Samish and Tilikum on the route and will sail in the #2 position.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we work to maintain our fleet.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 06:04 PM]

Muk/Clin - Update - #2 Tokitae Cancellations for Sunday, June 20

Due to a shortage of Coast Guard Documented Crew on M/V Tokitae, the following sailings are cancelled for the remainder of the service day:

  • 6:05 p.m.,7:05 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. from Clinton
  • 6:40 p.m.,7:35 p.m., 8:35 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. from Mukilteo

We will continue to send updated travel information as it becomes available. Customers can view the Mukilteo / Clinton Schedule for more information on scheduled upcoming sailings and also Real-Time Map for live boat location information.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:50 AM]

Sea/Brem - ADA - #2 Passenger Elevator on Vessel Chimacum Out of Service

The #2 passenger elevator on the M/V  Chimacum is temporarily out of service for maintenance and repairs. The Chimacum is currently running as the #2 vessel on the  Seattle/Bremerton route. Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.


[Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 08:19 AM]

Ana/SJs - Smaller Chelan Replaced Suquamish on San Juans Route

The 124-vehicle Chelan has temporarily replaced the 144-vehicle Suquamish on the Anacortes/San Juan Island's route due to unplanned maintenance. This will be a reduction in capacity of 20 vehicles. 

Customers are encouraged to arrive early at the terminal during this reduction in capacity that is anticipated through at least next week. We appreciate your patience while we work to maintain our fleet. Crews will work as quickly as possible to increase capacity on the route. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 05:07 PM]

Edm/King -Update: Kingston Term Status - 2 Hr. Wait, WSP Boarding Pass Required

There is an estimated 2 hour wait for drivers departing Kingston and the boarding pass system has been activated. Washington State Patrol will be handing out boarding passes to vehicles in queue on State Route 104 at Lindvog Rd NE. If a driver attempts to enter the terminal without a boarding pass they will be directed by WSP to the end of the queue.

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: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:52 AM]

Ana/SJs - ADA - Passenger Elevator on #1 Chelan is Out of Service

The passenger elevator on the #1 vessel Chelan is temporarily out of service for necessary repairs. Updates will be provided when a repair status becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 09:41 AM]

Bremerton and Bainbridge Sailings Swapped Loading Lanes From Seattle on May 14

Reminder: Bremerton and Bainbridge-bound vessels departing Seattle have swapped loading lanes due to service changes following an engine fire putting the Wenatchee out of operation. The M/V Salish began sailing the Seattle/Bremerton route on Friday, May 14.

Therefore, all customers traveling through Colman Dock need to be prepared for the temporary changes to accommodate the vessel:

  • Seattle/Bremerton: All departures from Seattle are running out of Slip 1. There are also slight schedule changes that have eliminated an early afternoon roundtrip to allow the Salish to better maintain the schedule.

  • Seattle/Bainbridge: All departures from Seattle are running out of Slip 3.

Bicycle passengers should also be aware of the staging changes due to the swap. Bainbridge travelers are now being staged to the north in Lane 21, while Bremerton customers are being staged to the south in Lane 1. Terminal staff will be available to answer questions and help passengers.

These changes are anticipated to be in place for about seven weeks. Customers can check the schedules online for specific sailing information.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 05:11 PM]

Sea/BI - Update - Both Vessels an Estimated 60 Minutes Behind Schedule

Both vessels on the Seattle/Bainbridge route are running an estimated 60 minutes behind schedule.

These delays will affect the following sailing(s):

  • 4:40 p.m., 5:35 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. from Bainbridge
  • 3:50 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m., and 6:25 p.m. from Seattle

Updates will be provided as conditions change. Please view the Real-Time Map for vessel arrival and departure times.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 05:08 PM]

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Terminal Status - One Hour Wait

There is an estimated one hour for drivers departing the Bainbridge terminal. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 03:49 PM]

Sea/Brem - M/V Chimacum an Estimated 30 Minutes Behind Schedule

The M/V Chimacum is running an estimated 30 minutes behind schedule. The vessel departed Seattle at 4:19 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Bremerton at 5:16 p.m.

This delay will affect the following sailings:

  • 4:15 p.m., 6:40 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. from Bremerton
  • 5:30 p.m., 7:50 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. from Seattle

We will continue to send updated travel information as it becomes available. Customers can Seattle / Bremerton Schedule for more information on scheduled upcoming sailings and also Real-Time Map for live boat location information.


[Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2021 06:07 PM]

Return of Second Boat to Port Townsend/Coupeville Route Delayed

Although WSF had previously scheduled a second boat to return to the Port Townsend/Coupeville route on May 9 at the start of this year’s peak season, COVID-related crewing shortages have forced WSF to delay providing this additional service until at least June 26.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate this unique and challenging time.


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 06, 2021 01:23 PM]

Peak Season Service Changes System-Wide Due to Wenatchee Fire

There was several changes to peak season service throughout the system now that the M/V Wenatchee is out of service for several months due to an engine fire that occurred during one of its test runs. Losing one of our largest ferries combined with continued pandemic-related crewing shortages for quarantines and vaccinations has forced WSF to make difficult decisions affecting service on the following routes.

  • Seattle/Bainbridge: Smaller 188-vehicle Walla Walla, 144-vehicle Kaleetan or 124-vehicle Issaquah on route through at least July 25. Temporarily operating out of Slip 3 at Colman Dock which started on Thursday, May 13, for about seven weeks.
  • Seattle/Bremerton: Slower and smaller 64-vehicle Salish on route requiring a schedule adjustment that eliminates an early afternoon round trip until at least June 27. Temporarily operating out of Slip 1 at Colman Dock which started on Thursday, May 13, for about seven weeks.
  • Mukilteo/Clinton: Smaller 124-vehicle Kittitas or Chelan on route for most of summer.
  • Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth: At least June 9 for restoration of three-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9. The smaller 90-vehicle Sealth will operate on the route which started Thursday, May 13, and continuing until at least June 27.
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville: At least June 27 for start of two-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9.

Peak season service began on May 9 for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route as scheduled. However, service to Sidney, B.C. remains suspended due to the ongoing pandemic travel restrictions.

For more detailed sailing information, please check the route sailing schedules available online. Customers can also contact the WSF Customer Service Center at 206-464-6400.

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility while we work through the challenges of the pandemic and unexpected vessel maintenance needs.   


[Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2021 05:01 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - All Vessels Running an Estimated 30-45 Minutes Behind

The #1 Kittitas is an estimated 45 minutes, the #2 Sealth is 30 minutes and the #3 Cathlamet is 30 minutes behind schedule.

These delays will affect the following sailings:

    • 4:25 p.m., 5:05 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Vashon to Southworth
    • 4:50 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:35 p.m., and 7:10 p.m. Southworth to Vashon
    • 4:35 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 5:35 p.m. 6:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Vashon to Fauntleroy
    • 4:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. Fauntleroy to Vashon
    • 6:00 p.m. Fauntleroy to Southworth

    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: Sunday, June 20, 2021 03:38 PM]

    Faunt/Va/SW & PD/Tahl -Vashon Island Low Tides for June 2021

    Vashon Island Low Tides

    Trucks with a clearance of less than 14" should not travel to/from the north end of Vashon and Point Defiance during the following dates/times:

    • June 22, 2021  8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.    -2.1
    • June 23, 2021  8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    -3.2
    • June 24, 2021  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.       -3.9
    • June 25, 2021  9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.       -4.0
    • June 26, 2021  10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.    -3.7
    • June 27, 2021  11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.    -3.0
    • June 28, 2021  12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.    -2.0                                         

    At low tides these loading ramps create a steep slope where the hinge at the top causes an extreme angle for trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for this angle to lessen at the bridge seat (top). This allows for safer clearances for vehicles low to the ground and keeps them from scraping or hanging up at these locations.

    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: Friday, June 11, 2021 03:25 PM]

    Faunt/Va/SW - Triangle Route Returned to Three-Boat Service

    The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route has returned to three-boat service for the first time in over a year. The Cathlamet will join the Sealth and the Kittitas on the route. Please note the third vessel will operate for 8 hours a day on weekends, not 16. Customers should check the online schedule for updated sailing times.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as WSF continues to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic.