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[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 08:22 PM]

Ana/SJs - Update - Cancelled & Adjusted Sailings Due to Crew Shortage

Beginning with the 2:00 p.m. from Anacortes to Friday Habor, the #2 M/V Kaleetan went out of service due to a shortage of crew. New reservations have been blocked and no-show fees waived for those unable to travel. Existing reservation holders will be loaded on a first come, first served basis.

This cancels the following sailings:

  • 8:50 p.m. Orcas to Anacortes (Kaleetan)

Adjusted Sailing Schedule:

  • 9:50 p.m. Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw and Orcas. (#3 Yakima). This sailing will bring Orcas traffic back to Anacortes.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 06:58 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - One-Boat Service Remainder of Day Due to Crew Shortage

Due to a shortage of crew, the route is on one-boat service running on the #1 schedule for the remainder of the day. Customers can expect continued delays and wait times due to the disruption.

Because of the Vashon Strawberry Festival, we'll be prioritizing service between Vashon and Fauntleroy.  It is highly recommended for Southworth/Fauntleroy customers use Seattle/Bremerton as an alternate route.

Seattle / Bremerton Schedule 

For customers trying to reach Vashon Island, an alternate route is Point Defiance/Tahlequah.

Pt Defiance / Tahlequah Schedule 

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 09:58 AM]

PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Sunday, July 21

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

On Sunday, July 21, the 8:00 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 8:45 a.m. from Coupeville are cancelled due to tidal conditions.

Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and/or Mukilteo/Clinton

Edmonds / Kingston Schedule 

Mukilteo / Clinton Schedule 

[Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2024 11:06 AM]

Vehicle Reservations for Fall Season Available 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23

Vehicle reservations for the fall 2024 schedule (September 22 through December 28) on our Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes will be available at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23. The two-week and two-day releases will remain at 7 a.m. that day for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands reservations.

Virtual Waiting Room

To ensure a smooth and fair experience during this high-demand period, we will continue using the virtual waiting room. This system helps prevent website overload and guarantees equitable access for everyone. Here’s how it works:

  • Pre-Queue Activation: Before reservations open, early visitors will enter a virtual holding area called the pre-queue. This reduces website strain and ensures a smoother experience for all users. Please note that the pre-queue will be activated 30 minutes prior to the reservation release at 9:30 a.m. Customers needing to make, change, or cancel reservations for the current summer schedule are advised to complete their transactions before 9:30 a.m. or later in the afternoon to avoid waiting with those making reservations for the fall schedule.  
  • Countdown Timer: While in the pre-queue, you will see a countdown timer showing how much time is left until reservations open.
  • Randomized Entry: When reservations open, everyone in the pre-queue will be randomly assigned a position in the waiting room, giving all early visitors a fair chance.
  • First-Come, First-Served: Visitors who arrive after reservations open will be placed in line on a first come, first served basis. You will see your place in line and the estimated wait time.
  • Email Notification: You can opt to receive an email notification with a link to your place in line. This allows you to leave the site and return when it’s your turn. You can also monitor your estimated wait time from another device or location if needed. We recommend using the email notification option to ensure you always have a way back to your place in line.

Visit this webpage for more information about our reservations on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 08:20 PM]

Muk/Clin - Update - Clinton Terminal Status - No Extended Wait for Drivers

There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Clinton terminal.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 08:21 PM]

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal Status - One Hour Wait for Vehicle Traffic

There is a one hour wait for vehicle traffic departing Kingston. The boarding pass system has not been activated for Kingston traffic. Please refrain from blocking driveways and intersections in the area upon arriving at the terminal. Updates will occur when more information is available.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 08:22 PM]

Sea/BI - Update - Both Vessels Running an Estimated 60 Mins Behind Schedule

Both vessels are running an estimated 60 minutes behind schedule.

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.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 06:53 PM]

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Island Terminal Status - 1 Hour Wait for Drivers

There is an estimated 1 hour wait for drivers departing the Bainbridge terminal.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2024 06:01 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - 3-Boat Service Over Weekend to Accommodate Strawberry Festival

The Sealth will run as an unscheduled boat to help keep the triangle route on schedule and move as many people as possible during Vashon's Island Strawberry Festival this weekend. We have a crew available to operate the boat from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

After the weekend, we will keep the Sealth on the route as an unscheduled vessel, as long as it's not needed on another route, and we have the crewing to do so.

[Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2024 03:05 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Vessel Moves For Weekend of July 19 - 21

The Sealth is now on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth "triangle" route and will run as an unscheduled boat to help keep the triangle route on schedule and move as many people as possible during Vashon's Island Strawberry Festival. 

We will send additional rider alerts if there are service adjustments this weekend. Ferry riders are encouraged to view Vessel Watch, a real-time map of vessel locations and status, available on our website and in the WSDOT mobile app

[Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2024 02:16 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - Kitsap County is Recruiting New Ferry Advisory Committee Members

Are you a resident of Kitsap County and a regular rider of the Washington State Ferries Southworth route? Are you interested in providing input on ferry service and local terminal operations, and gathering ridership experience?

Kitsap County is recruiting new ferry advisory committee members. Consider applying to serve on the Southworth Ferry Advisory Committee. Committee members are appointed by Kitsap County Commissioners and advise Washington State Ferries to help improve services and meet the transportation needs of local communities.

Find the position description and online application at kcowa.us/advisorygroups or contact rpirtle@kitsap.gov in the Kitsap County Commissioners’ Office.

[Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2024 02:17 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - Unscheduled 3rd Boat on Triangle Route to Run Weekdays

Beginning with our summer schedule, we will operate an unscheduled third ferry weekdays on our Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route when crewing and a vessel are available.

This boat will sail around the other two scheduled vessels to help move more riders and keep the two-boat schedule on time. You can use our real-time map to track all our ferries in service.

[Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2024 02:12 PM]

Keller Ferry Route Out of Service July 16 to July 20 for Scheduled Maintenance

Keller Ferry on SR 21 at milepost 106.65 is out of service for maintenance from July 16, 2024, to July 20, 2024, for preventive maintenance. Please plan to use alternate routes during this time.