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[Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2021 11:44 AM]
Bremerton and Bainbridge Sailings Swap Loading Lanes Leaving Sea Starting Friday
Bremerton and Bainbridge-bound vessels departing Seattle will swap loading lanes beginning later this week. Due to service changes following an engine fire putting the Wenatchee out of operation, the Salish will sail the Seattle/Bremerton route starting on Friday, May 14.
Therefore, all customers traveling through Colman Dock need to be prepared for the following temporary changes beginning Thursday to accommodate the vessel:
- Seattle/Bremerton: All departures from Seattle will be out of Slip 1. There will also be slight schedule changes that eliminate an early afternoon roundtrip to allow the Salish to better maintain its schedule.
- Seattle/Bainbridge: All departures from Seattle will be out of Slip 3.
Bicycle passengers should also be aware of staging changes due to the swap. Bainbridge travelers will now be staged to the north in Lane 21, while Bremerton customers will be 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: Friday, May 07, 2021 01:26 PM]
Peak Season Service Changes System-Wide Due to Wenatchee Fire
There will be 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 when peak season schedules begin on Sunday, May 9:
- 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 starting Thursday, May 13, for about seven weeks.
- Seattle/Bremerton:Slower and smaller 64-vehicle Salish on route starting Thursday, May 13, 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 starting 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 7 for restoration of three-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9. Smaller 90-vehicle Sealth on route starting Thursday, May 13, and continuing until at least June 27.
- Port Townsend/Coupeville: At leastJune 27 for start of two-boat service. Originally scheduled to start Sunday, May 9, then delayed until at least June 7.
Peak season service will begin 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, May 09, 2021 03:55 PM]
All Routes - Summer Surcharge Fares Began May 1
The annual peak season surcharge for single vehicle fares began May 1. Peak season runs from May 1 through September 30. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season changes.
Here is a link to the fare chart. Fares
[Last Updated: Monday, April 26, 2021 10:08 AM]
Return of Second Boat to Port Townsend/Coupeville Route Delayed Several Weeks
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 6.
All reservations that were made on the #2 vessel through June 6 will be cancelled—customers are encouraged to check their itinerary to see if they’re affected by this schedule change.
Customers whose reservations have been cancelled will need to secure new reservations for an available sailing. If you need assistance rebooking your travel, you can call 206-464-6400 to speak with a customer service agent.
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, May 02, 2021 08:30 PM]
Sea/BI - 188-Vehicle Walla Walla Replaced the 144-Vehicle Suquamish
The 188-vehicle Walla Walla has replaced the 144-vehicle Suquamish on the Seattle/Bainbridge route.
[Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2021 04:49 AM]
Ana/SJs- ADA Alert: The Elevator on the Cathlamet is Back In Service
The elevator on the #2 vessel, Cathlamet, is back in service
[Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2021 06:35 AM]
Please Be Mindful of Pedestrians When Entering and Exiting Mukilteo Terminal
Drivers entering and exiting the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal are encouraged to be mindful of pedestrians in the area. When pedestrians are present, drivers must stop at the nearby crosswalk located at State Route 525 and Second Street in Mukilteo. Please be advised that it is illegal not to stop for pedestrians at a marked crosswalk. Public safety is WSF’s number one priority.
[Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021 05:20 PM]
Customers Advised to Limit Non-Essential Travel/Statewide Mask Requirement
As a reminder, the Governor’s Safe Start Plan is in effect. Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.
Customers traveling by vehicle are encouraged to remain in their vehicles for the duration of their trip, while those in the cabin should practice safe physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid traveling if you feel ill.
Passengers are also asked to comply with the Governor’s statewide order requiring that face masks and coverings be worn in public to limit the spread of COVID-19. The requirement includes both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Thank you for helping us do our part to keep our community healthy.