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[Last Updated: Saturday, September 26, 2020 08:26 PM]

Ana/SJs - Update - Yakima and Samish Running 60 Minutes Behind Schedule

The #1 Yakima is running an estimated 60 minutes behind schedule. This delayed the 7:20 p.m. from Orcas to Lopez and Anacortes, the 8:55 p.m. from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw and Orcas and the 10:20 p.m. from Orcas to Anacortes.

The #2 Chelan is back on schedule with the 8:20 p.m. from Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor.

The #3 Samish is running an estimated 60 minutes behind schedule. This delays the 7:50 p.m. from Friday Harbor to Anacortes.

Updates will be provided as conditions change. Please view VesselWatch for real-time arrivals and departures. 


[Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020 01:40 PM]

Ana/SJs & PT/Coup - Reservation No-Show Fees Resume Starting Oct. 1

On October 1, Washington State Ferries will resume charging no-show fees to customers who do not cancel their reservations by 5 p.m. the day before travel. As a courtesy, these fees were suspended in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic while travel patterns were disrupted and unpredictable. To avoid incurring a no-show fee, customers should only make reservations that they plan to use. Should travel plans change, customers have until 5 p.m. the day before their scheduled sailing to cancel their reservation without a fee. Customers can cancel their reservation online or call WSF Customer Service at 206-464-6400 to make changes or cancelations.

In addition, the no-show rates going into effect on October 1 have changed. The new rates can be found online and will differ by route and vehicle size. The fee changes are part of a fare and policy package previously approved in August 2019.  


[Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020 01:59 PM]

Faunt/Va/South - Vashon Terminal Repair Work, Monday Sept 28

On Monday, September 28, WSF maintenance crews will be doing necessary repair work to components on one of the vehicle loading ramps at the Vashon dock. This work will begin after the 3:30pm departure from Vashon and will require a closure of approximately 11 hours to complete.  During this time, only one functioning loading slip will be available at Vashon, which will likely lead to vessel delays in the afternoon and evening. Updates will be provided as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience while this work is completed, and thank you for your patience.  


[Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 08:52 AM]

Reservations For Fall Travel Now Available

Reservations for the sailing dates of September 27, 2020 through January 2, 2021 are now available following a previous delay.

Starting at 7 a.m. on September 10, reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry. 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. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

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: Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:36 AM]

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock East Elevator Out of Service

The east elevator at Colman Dock in Seattle is temporarily out of service due to necessary maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates on a repair status will be provided when more details become available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:53 PM]

All Routes- Join Online Survey Panel to Share Ferry Feedback

The Washington State Transportation Commission is seeking rider feedback on all things WSF and invites you to join the Ferry Riders’ Opinion Group (FROG). Join the online survey panel to share your thoughts about riding WSF and play an active role in shaping WSF’s future. Sign up today so you don’t miss the next survey. FROG members will get a notification as soon as the survey goes live. We look forward to hearing from you!


[Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:37 AM]

Sea/BI - Upper Parking Lot at Bainbridge Closed for Paving Work Starting 9/21

Reminder: Starting on Sept. 21, the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal's upper parking lot will be closed to commuter parking for asphalt work and repaving. ADA parking, passenger pick up/drop off, and employee parking will be available for the duration of the project. The work will be performed during the day, and is expected to last through October 30.


[Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2020 02:48 PM]

Sea/Brem/BI - Traffic Changes Began at Colman Dock on Wednesday, Aug. 19

Customers driving through Colman Dock will notice two major changes that started on Aug. 19. First, there will be increased holding lane space for Bremerton-bound passengers. Second, drivers leaving the terminal will now be able to use either Yesler Way or Marion Street when exiting the terminal.

Both changes are temporary with three years remaining until construction is completed to rebuild the Seattle terminal.


[Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2020 07:01 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: Monday, August 24, 2020 07:00 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.