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[Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2020 07:16 AM]

Ana/SJs-Westbound Reservation Status 8/15

For Saturday, Aug. 15, all westbound vehicle reservations are full from Anacortes until:  8:20p.m. to Friday Harbor, 5:55p.m. to Lopez and Orcas, and until 8:55 p.m. to Shaw. Very limited standby space for all sailings will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you keep your reserved time and do not attempt to travel earlier or later as a standby. Reservation holders are advised to arrive 60 to 90 minutes in advance.


[Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2020 07:04 AM]

PT/Coup-Reservation Status Port Townsend/Coupeville 8/15

For Saturday, Aug. 15, reservations are currently full from Coupeville until 9:10p.m. and full from Port Townsend until 6:45 p.m.  Limited standby space will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. Reservation holders should plan to arrive 45 minutes in advance of their reserved time.

Reservations can be made until two hours before sailing time, so please check TakeAFerry for cancellations or changes. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are highly advised using Edmonds/Kingston or Mukilteo/Clinton.


[Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2020 05:44 AM]

Edm/King-No Overhead Loading for Kingston Walk-On Passengers 8/15

On Saturday, August 15, walk-on passengers at the Kingston terminal, will temporarily load and unload via the car deck. Walk-on passengers will load and off-load via the passenger cabin in Edmonds. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2020 05:24 PM]

All Routes - Reminder - Vehicle Reservations Release on Aug. 27

Starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 27, customers may reserve vehicle space on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes for the dates of Sept. 27, 2020 through Jan. 2, 2021. While reservation space is typically released two months in advance, the impacts of COVID-19 have forced WSF to shorten the window for this release.

Reservations can be made online at bit.ly/wsfreservations. Customers can also contact the WSF Call Center at 206-464-6400 for assistance, though please note that WSF Information Agents are currently working remotely because of COVID and cannot take credit cards or make reservations over the phone.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this fluid and challenging time. To read about how WSF is adapting its service in response to COVID-19, please read our COVID Response Service Plan. For general COVID-19 travel information, please see our website.


[Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2020 08:20 PM]

Muk/Clin and Edm/King Routes on One-Boat Weekend Service Until Further Notice

Because of a continued shortage of available crew during the COVID-19 pandemic, service on the Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston routes will remain on one-boat weekend service until further notice.

Travelers looking to travel on either route should plan ahead by checking  Mukilteo / Clinton Schedule  and Edmonds / Kingston Schedule and be prepared for long waits if driving onto a state ferry on the weekends. The #1 boat will be the only boat in service. Customers should consider traveling during non-peak times in the early mornings and later in the evening, and limiting non-essential travel.

Those who do sail during this time are strongly 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. Please be reminded that face coverings are required in all public spaces in the State of Washington.

WSF apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available.


[Last Updated: Saturday, August 08, 2020 02:47 PM]

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal One-Slip Operations, Limited Clearance

From August 5 through August 15, repairs to the overhead loading slip at the Kingston terminal will reduce operations to one slip. This limits vehicles traveling to and from Kingston to a maximum height of 15'.  Updates will be provided as more information is available.


[Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2020 04:58 PM]

Muk/Clin - Reminder - Smaller Kitsap Replaced Suquamish on Monday, July 20

The 124-vehicle M/V Kitsap has replaced the 144-vehicle Suquamish on Monday, July 20 beginning with the 11:30 a.m. departure from Clinton while the Suquamish undergoes needed maintenance. Customers should be prepared for possible delays and give themselves extra travel time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to maintain our fleet. We understand the impact this service will have on passengers and thank you for your cooperation as we attempt to maintain as much service as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read about how WSF is continuing to adapt its service in response to COVID-19, please read our COVID Response Service Plan. For general COVID-19 travel information, please see our website.


[Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2020 09:44 AM]

Sea/Brem -Update: M/V Chimacum #1 and #2 Passenger Elevators are Out Of Service

M/V Chimacum # 1 and #2 passenger elevators are out of service. Access to the passenger deck is only available via the stairs. An accessible restroom is located on the car deck. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A repair status will be provided once more information is available. 

Updates will be provided as more information is available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2020 10:18 PM]

PD/Tah/F/V/S - Extreme Low Tides May Affect Low Clearance Vehicles Aug. 17-20

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:

  • August 17, 2020: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (-1.7 ft)

  • August 18, 2020: 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (-2.1 ft)

  • August 19, 2020: 10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (-2.1 ft)

  • August 20, 2020: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (-1.7 ft)

This affects the following routes:

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.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:28 PM]

Edm/King - Service Changes to Edmonds/Kingston Route Began Friday, April 3

Washington State Ferries has temporarily canceled a pair of late night Friday and Saturday sailings on the Edmonds/Kingston route due to significant declines in ridership. This change is scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

The following sailings will be cancelled on Friday and Saturday nights:

  • 12:20 a.m. from Kingston to Edmonds
  • 12:55 a.m. from Edmonds to Kingston

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:27 PM]

Sea/BI - Service Changes to Seattle/Bainbridge Island Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Seattle/Bainbridge route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

The following schedule changes will be in effect:

  • The route is on a one-boat reduced service schedule, instead of its usual two-boat service. 
  • The weekday 12:55 a.m. departure from Bainbridge and the 1:35 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.
  • The weekend 1:25 a.m. departure from Bainbridge, and the 2:10 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:26 PM]

Sea/Brem - Service Changes to Seattle/Bremerton Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Seattle/Bremerton route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

The following schedule changes are in effect:

  • The route will operate on a one-boat schedule instead of its usual two-boat service.
  • The daily 11:40 p.m. departure from Bremerton, and the 12:50 a.m. departure from Seattle are cancelled.

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:25 PM]

Service Changes to Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth Route Began March 29

Washington State Ferries has temporarily reduced service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last beyond June 20 until further notice. 

In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled:

  • 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy
  • 1:45 a.m. from Southworth to Fauntleroy and Vashon
  • 2:20 a.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth
  • 2:45 a.m. from Vashon to Southworth 

These service changes ensure that we are providing an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We wish you safe and healthy travels.

For all information about adjustments to WSF operations visit the COVID-19 travel updates webpage.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:25 PM]

WSF Call Center Moved to Remote Operations, Offering Limited Service

The WSF call center is now operating with limited service due to Information agents working remotely based on COVID-19 health recommendations. However, agents do not have the ability to take credit card numbers over the phone, so they will not be able to make reservations or assist customers with ticket purchases.

Customers can still call 206-464-6400 to speak with an agent or receive automated schedule and fare information. However, vehicle reservations will need to be made, changed or cancelled online. Refund requests can also be submitted online, and customers are highly encouraged to do so. Customers may also experience longer than normal hold times depending on call volumes.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:24 PM]

All Routes - Customers Asked to Use Debit or Credit Cards to Pay for Tickets

Customers are encouraged to use debit or credit cards when purchasing their tickets at the terminal. Terminals have a limited supply of change due to a national coin shortage caused by COVID-19. Should customers need to pay with cash, please be prepared to pay with exact change.

Passengers also have the option to purchase their tickets online in advance to avoid paying at the tollbooth altogether.

Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as they become available.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:24 PM]

All Routes - Statewide Mask Requirement Began Friday, June 26

Passengers are 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 and took effect on Friday, June 26.

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.

Thank you for helping us do our part to keep our community healthy.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 06:24 PM]

All Routes - Customers are Advised to Limit Ferry Travel to Essential Purposes

As a reminder, the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order is still in effect. Customers are advised to limit travel on ferries to essential purposes only, and to observe physical distancing by remaining in their vehicles whenever possible. Customers who must travel on ferries are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to help promote the health and safety of themselves and our frontline employees. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Washingtonians safe and healthy during this challenging time.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 03:40 PM]

Edm/King - Second Holding Lane Now Open on SR 104 in Edmonds

The Edmonds terminal overflow holding lane on State Route 104 prior to the tollbooths is now open. This will be a permanent second lane designated for ferry traffic. WSDOT maintenance crews recently reconfigured the area between Pine and Dayton streets to help reduce congestion and backups leading to the terminal.


[Last Updated: Monday, July 06, 2020 12:26 PM]

All Routes - Recording of WSF's Virtual Community Meeting Now Available Online

Thank you to everyone who participated in WSF's Virtual Community Meeting yesterday! For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting is now available online on our Community Meetings page. To watch the meeting, you’ll need to provide a name and email to sign into the GotoWebinar page. For more information go to: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/commuterupdates/pub_meetings.htm