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[Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 04:53 PM]

F/V/S - Update - Smaller Salish Forces Weekday Afternoon Sailing Changes

The M/V Salish is currently operating on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route due to needed vessel maintenance in the fleet. Because the Salish has a smaller capacity and lower speed than vessels that are typically assigned to this route, the following adjustments have been made to ensure we move as many people as possible while maintaining a reliable schedule:

  1. The 1:35 and 3:05 p.m. sailings out of Fauntleroy will be limited to Vashon-bound vehicles. All motorcycles, bicycles and walk-on passengers will still be able to travel to both Vashon and Southworth.
  2. The 2:20 p.m. sailing from Southworth to Fauntleroy will be limited to Fauntleroy-bound traffic only. Vashon-bound traffic will travel on the 2:45 p.m. sailing leaving Southworth.
  3. All Southworth-bound vehicles taller than 7’2 and longer than 22’ cannot sail on the Salish’s 1:35, 3:05, 4:35 or 6:15 p.m. sailings from Fauntleroy. This vehicle restriction does not apply to registered vanpools and carpools.

These changes will remain in place while the Salish operates on the route through at least Nov. 21. Customers are encouraged to travel outside the affected departure times if possible.

Crews will be working to return a larger vessel to the route as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience as we maintain our fleet. Please contact customer service at 206-464-6400 if you have additional questions. 


[Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:01 PM]

F/V/S - Reminder - Smaller Salish Swaps with Sealth on Triangle Route, Nov. 12

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12, the smaller M/V Salish replaces the larger M/V Sealth on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route.  The 64-vehicle capacity Salish will sail in the #2 position on weekdays while running in the #3 position on the weekend. The vessel will remain on the route for about a week.

Customers should give themselves extra travel time and be prepared for delays during peak commute hours, especially during weekday afternoons. In particular, passengers traveling from Southworth in the morning may want to consider using the 7:20 a.m. sailing as the 5:00 and 6:45 a.m. sailings aboard the M/V Salish will have fewer vehicle spaces than usual.

Crews will be working to return a larger vessel to the route as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience as we maintain our fleet.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 04:51 PM]

Ana/SJs/Sid - Int'l Service Cancelled, Added Domestic Sailings 11/12 - 12/08

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 8, international service between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C. is cancelled due to required maintenance on both vessels in WSF's fleet certified to run international service to and from Sidney, B.C: M/V Elwha and M/V Chelan.

During this period, M/V Sealth will replace Elwha/Chelan and sail in the #3 vessel position to maintain full 4-vessel service on the domestic San Juan Island routes. Due to the cancellation of service to Sidney, B.C., there will also be increased domestic service. The M/V Samish will sail in the #1 position and have the following trips added:

• 9:55 a.m. Friday Harbor to Lopez and Anacortes
• 10:40 a.m. Lopez to Anacortes
• 11:55 a.m. Anacortes to Lopez to Friday Harbor
• 12:45 p.m. Lopez to Friday Harbor

Reservations are available for the 9:55 a.m. from Friday Harbor to Anacortes, 10:40 a.m. Lopez to Anacortes (commercial only), and 11:55 a.m. Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor sailings at www.takeaferry.com. Customers can also contact the WSF’s information center and speak with an agent to make a reservation or get additional information. The number is 206-464-6400.


[Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2019 09:12 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - New Elevators Open at Colman Dock

The new elevators at the Colman Dock terminal building are now open. The new elevators are located at the southwest corner of the terminal, next to the Pier 50 passenger-only dock. You can reach the elevators from the southwest corner of Alaskan Way and Yesler Way, by following the sidewalk west past the passenger-only ferry terminal. The old elevators on Alaskan Way are closed.

Walk-on passengers have the following options to enter and exit Colman Dock: 

  1. The pedestrian bridge between Colman Dock and and First Ave at Marion Street.
  2. Elevators and stairs at the southwest corner of the dock near the new passenger-only ferry dock at Pier 50.
  3. Stairs on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street connecting the street to the terminal level.

For more information about changes for walk-on passengers in Seattle, visit: http://bit.ly/ColmanWalkOnChanges


[Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 04:46 PM]

Muk/Clin - Clinton Terminal Restrooms Temporarily Closed

The restrooms at the Clinton terminal are temporarily closed for necessary water repairs.  There are two temporary restrooms on-site. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information becomes available.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 04:51 PM]

Faunt/Va/South - CORRECTION: Salish Elevator Out of Service

The elevator on the M/V Salish is out of service due to unscheduled maintenance. CORRECTION: MV Salish has elevator access from the auto deck to all passenger deck levels. In the event of an elevator closure, a crew member can assist passengers with mobility disabilities to the passenger deck by way of a small freight elevator, though it is not ADA accessible.

Updates will occur as more information becomes available. 


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2019 09:10 PM]

Winter 2020 Reservations Released on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 a.m. PST

The Washington State Ferries Winter 2020 schedule runs from January 5, 2020 through March 28, 2020. Vehicle reservations for winter travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands, and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes released Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 a.m. PST. Please note that international service to and from Sidney, B.C. does not operate during the winter schedule. Reservations can be made online at www.takeaferry.com or by calling 511 and speaking with an Information Agent.


[Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:13 PM]

Faunt/Va/South - Update - Traffic Control at Fauntleroy Terminal

Washington State Ferries has finalized an agreement with Washington State Patrol to provide traffic assistance at the Fauntleroy terminal.  WSP troopers will facilitate loading and offloading during weekday peak commute times. 


[Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2019 04:28 AM]

Sea/BI/Brem - LimePod car-sharing vehicles cannot board state ferries

LimePod car-sharing vehicles will need to stay in Seattle until further notice. Currently, the vehicles become disabled while sailing across the Puget Sound. Customers driving these vehicles should give themselves extra time to park their vehicle and walk aboard or find other means to drive on Bremerton or Bainbridge-bound ferries.