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[Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2021 01:51 PM]
PT/Coup-Update: Port Townsend 2:00 p.m. and Coupeville 2:45 p.m. Cancelled
The Port Townsend 2:00 p.m. and Coupeville 2:45 p.m. departures are cancelled due to inclement weather. There is no standby available at this time. Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton. Updates will occur when conditions change.
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.
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, October 16, 2021 08:10 AM]
Reminder: Temporary Schedule Changes for Several Routes Start Saturday, Oct. 16
Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced sailing schedules on most routes beginning this Saturday, Oct. 16. The change will help offer more predictable and reliable service systemwide in the face of crewing shortages due to a global shortage mariners that has been worsened by the pandemic.
Therefore the following changes to service will begin this weekend:
• Seattle/Bainbridge, Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton: One-boat service instead of two
• Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth: Daily two-boat schedule instead of three
• Anacortes/San Juan Islands: Daily three-boat schedule instead of four with no vehicle reservations
The updated schedules that will begin on Saturday are currently listed as “inactive” on the schedule page online and will become active this weekend when they begin.
Reservations for San Juan Islands Route
In an effort to accommodate customers affected by the service change who still need to travel, new reservations for travel in the San Juan Islands has been closed until further notice. The suspension is intended to leave capacity for those who were on cancelled sailings who still need to travel. Customers with reservations for sailings no longer in service will be given priority on other sailings and loaded on a first-come, first-served basis. Existing reservation holders whose sailings were not affected should still plan on arriving to their departing terminal at least 45 minutes before their scheduled sailing.
Customers who choose not to travel during this time will not incur a fee. Those passengers who need to travel standby without a reservation may encounter delays and should get to the terminal early.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to provide reliable service during this challenging time.
[Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:56 AM]
Edm/King - Kingston Term Status - 1 Hour Wait, No Boarding Pass Required
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Kingston. 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, October 16, 2021 10:21 AM]
Sea/BI - Bainbridge Terminal Status - Two Hour Wait for Drivers
There is an estimated two hour wait for drivers departing the Bainbridge terminal.
Updates will be provided as conditions change.
[Last Updated: Monday, October 11, 2021 03:19 PM]
Edm/King-Terminal Holding Lane Closed
Starting Monday, Oct. 11, a contractor for the City of Edmonds will be using one of the terminal holding lanes on State Route 104/Edmonds Way from 6 a.m. Mondays through 4:30 p.m. Thursdays for several months. Both approach lanes will be open for ferry travelers Thursday evenings through Sunday and holidays. We appreciate your support while the City of Edmonds conducts important sewer work. We will keep you informed as this continues.
[Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2021 12:16 PM]
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, September 04, 2021 06:07 PM]
Sea/BI/Brem- ADA Alert: #2 Elevator at the Seattle Terminal is Out of Service
The #2 elevator at the Seattle terminal is temporarily out of service. The #1 elevator remains in service. We apologize for the inconvenience.
[Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 06:11 AM]
Ana/SJs - ADA - #4 Tillikum Elevator is Out of Service
The elevator on the inter-island vessel Tillikum is temporarily out of service due to necessary maintenance and repairs. An update on a repair status will follow when more information becomes available.
[Last Updated: Saturday, September 25, 2021 04:40 PM]
Ana/SJs/Sid - Service to Sidney, B.C. Delayed Until 2022
WSF will delay the resumption of service to Sidney, British Columbia until 2022 due to the uncertainty of the reopening of the maritime border between the United States and Canada, along with continued significant crewing and vessel availability challenges.
Adding international service at this time would further stress already strained domestic service that’s affecting Washingtonians still navigating post-COVID travel.
We look forward to taking customers to the Canadian Islands again as soon as we are able.
[Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2021 03:18 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.
[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: Monday, August 02, 2021 08:24 AM]
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.