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[Last Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2022 06:09 PM]

PT/Coup - Tide Cancellations for Monday, December 5

Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in December.  Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Monday, December 5, due to tidal currents, the 5:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from Port Townsend and the 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from Coupeville are cancelled. 

Your alternate routes are Edmond/Kingston and/or Mukilteo/Clinton.


[Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2022 08:45 PM]

WSF COVID-19 Service Restoration Plan - Road Map to Pre-Pandemic Ferry Service

Washington State Ferries is actively working to bring service to pre-pandemic levels. While that won’t happen overnight, staff have developed a plan that outlines how to get there. Customers are encouraged to take a look at WSF’s COVID-19 Service Restoration Plan to get a clearer picture of what challenges the agency continues to face and what it will take to resume pre-pandemic service. WSF will provide regular updates on progress as it continues to restore service.


[Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2022 03:14 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - One-Slip Operations at Vashon Until Further Notice

Vashon terminal will be on one-slip operations until further notice due to an issue with the hanger bar in slip #2.  Customers can expect delays on the route until repairs can be made which are tentatively scheduled for November 29.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.


[Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2022 03:30 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW & PD/Tahl - Vashon Island Low Tides for December 2022

Trucks with a ground clearance of less than 14" should not travel to/from the north end of Vashon or Point Defiance during the following dates/times:

  • December 6, 2022, 9:20 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. -1.5
  • December 7, 2022, 9:35 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. -1.8
  • December 8, 2022, 10:00 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. -1.8
  • December 21, 2022, 8:05 p.m. to 10:35 p.m. -2.5
  • December 22, 2002, 8:30 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. -3.3
  • December 23, 2022, 9:05 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. -3.3
  • December 24, 2022, 9:50 p.m. to 1:20 a.m. -3.8
  • December 25, 2022, 10:50 p.m. to 1:55 a.m. -3.3
  • December 27, 2022, 12:00 a.m. to 2:25 a.m. -2.4

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: Saturday, December 03, 2022 02:12 PM]

HARS/TARS System Will Be Decommissioned Dec. 2022

Due to the decommissioning of 3G technology WSF will discontinue utilizing the Highway and Terminal Advisory Radio systems for route alerts and updates in December 2022.


[Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2022 05:45 PM]

Ana/SJs - ADA - Car Deck Restroom on #3 Samish Is Out of Service

The restroom on the car deck of the #3 Samish is temporarily out of service for maintenance and repairs.  Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.