2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00

SEATTLE – Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but a ferry ride is so delightful – especially for those who plan ahead, avoiding the busiest travel times Christmas week.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 14:15

SEATTLE – All trips between Colman Dock, Bainbridge Island and Bremerton will follow a temporary sailing schedule beginning Jan. 4, 2020, as construction to replace the state’s seismically vulnerable flagship ferry terminal moves forward.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:00

SEATTLE – With nearly 350,000 people expected to ride a state ferry Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 1, those who planned ahead will be thankful they avoided the busiest travel times this Thanksgiving weekend. Over the five-day period, up to 50,000 more people are projected aboard Washington State Ferries than a typical Wednesday through Sunday in November.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:00

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries is hosting a round of community meetings through a new, online webinar in order to share the latest information and engage people in ferry-served communities from Tacoma to the San Juan Islands.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 08:00

SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Washington State Ferries will observe two minutes of silence to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00

SEATTLE – One of Washington’s largest ferries will be a bit more dapper during the month of November as it dons a large moustache decal to raise awareness about men’s health. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 09:46

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries is moving forward with converting its three Jumbo Mark II class ferries, the largest in the fleet, from diesel to hybrid electric propulsion. In early October, the trustee administering the nationwide federal Volkswagen settlement approved up to $35 million to support retrofitting the first of the ferries from diesel to electric power.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:00

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries has initiated use of a whale alert app and web-based system this week that will provide ferry captains more accurate and updated location information for southern resident orcas and other whales throughout Puget Sound. Access to Ocean Wise’s Whale Report Alert System (WRAS) is only granted to the commercial maritime operators such as ferries, ships and tugs. It is not available for public use or for whale watch operators.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 09:00

SEATTLE – To thank customers for their patience during recent Colman Dock construction changes, Washington State Ferries is throwing an appreciation event for many of its Seattle riders on Thursday, Oct. 3. Festivities will take place in conjunction with WSF’s annual Seahawks floating pep rally featuring Seahawks legend Edwin Bailey.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 14:58

CLINTON – Starting Monday afternoon, Sept. 30, Washington State Ferries customers at the Clinton Ferry Terminal will begin using an improved passenger pickup and drop-off area.

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