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[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 07:15 PM]

PT/Coupe - Update - Chetzemoka Running 15 Minutes Behind Schedule

The Chetzemoka is running an estimated 26 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: Thursday, August 11, 2022 07:01 AM]

WSF Alternate Schedule Update for Thursday, August 11

Washington State Ferries is operating on alternate schedules on most routes until further notice. These changes will help offer more predictable and reliable service systemwide in the face of crewing shortages due to a global shortage of mariners that has been worsened by the pandemic. WSF will attempt to add service when possible, and will provide notifications when full service can temporarily be restored to a route.

For Thursday, August 11, the following routes are operating on alternate schedules:

The following routes are running restored summer schedules:

The schedule page online shows the currently active schedules in the top section, and the inactive schedules are below.  Please note that the active schedules may change daily depending on crew availability, so please be sure to monitor email alerts and check the Travel Alert Bulletins page for updates. 


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 04:22 PM]

Edm/King -Edmonds Terminal Status - 2 Hour Wait for Drivers-One Boat Service

There is an estimated two hour wait departing Edmonds terminal due to one boat service.  Upon approaching the terminals, please refrain from blocking businesses and driveways in the area.


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 03:38 PM]

Muk/Clin - Mukilteo Terminal Status - 2 Hour Wait For Drivers

There is an estimated 2 hour wait for drivers departing the  Mukilteo terminal.


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 02:55 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW - #1 Issaquah Is An Estimated 20 Minutes Behind Schedule

#1 Issaquah is running an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule. 

Fauntleroy / Vashon Schedule 

Fauntleroy / Southworth Schedule 

Southworth / Vashon 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: Thursday, August 11, 2022 02:38 PM]

Sea/BI - #1 Tacoma Running 20 Minutes Behind Schedule

The #1 Tacoma is running an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule.

This may delay the following sailings:

  • 2:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. departing Seattle
  • 2:55 p.m., 4:45 p.m. & 6:40 p.m. departing Bainbridge

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: Thursday, August 11, 2022 02:33 PM]

Edm/King - Kingston Term Status - 1 Hour Wait for Drivers

There is an estimated one hour wait departing Kingston terminal. Upon approaching the terminal, please refrain from blocking businesses and driveways in the area.


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:35 AM]

Edm/King - Alternate One-Boat Schedule Following 3:55pm From Edmonds

Due to a shortage of crew, the final sailing for the #2 vessel will be the 3:55 p.m. sailing from Edmonds to Kingston. After the arrival of the 3:55 p.m. from Edmonds to Kington, the route will return to the Alternate Sailing Schedule, operating on one-boat service for the remainder of the service day. 


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 01:56 PM]

PDTah- Sealth Replaced Chetzekmoka Today - Back on Schedule

The 90-car Sealth joined the Point Defiance/Tahlequah route earlier this morning, replacing the M/V Chetzemoka that has been moved up to the Port Townsend/Coupeville route. Due to previous delays with sea trials, traffic volumes and demands resulted.

Update: The Sealth has resumed the regular schedule following the scheduled mid-day tie-up with a 1:40  p.m. sailing from Point Defiance.

Updates will be provided when more information becomes available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 01:53 PM]

Muk/Cin - Both Vessels Are an Estimated 15-20 Minutes Behind Schedule

Both vessels  are running an estimated 15-20 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: Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:26 PM]

PT/Coup - Service Now Resumed on Route Thursday, August 11, 9:30AM

Service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route has been restored effective with a 9:30 a.m. departure from Port Townsend.  Earlier tidal cancellations today created a delay in restoring service this morning . Those cancellations were sent out in a separate email alert.

The Chetzemoka was moved from the Point Defiance/Tahlequah route to provide service.

We understand the frustrations our customers have experienced these past two days while the Salish experienced mechanical issues. We will continue to provide updates on service and reservation availability when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 06:57 PM]

Ana/SJs - Update - All Vessels Running 45-90 Minutes Behind Schedule

The #1 Samish is running an estimated 30 minutes behind schedule.

This delays the following sailings: 

  • 6:30 p.m. Friday Harbor to Anacortes
  • 8:20 p.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor
  • 10:00 p.m. Friday Harbor to Orcas
  • 10:50 p.m. Orcas to Shaw
  • 11:00 p.m. Shaw to Lopez
  • 11:20 p.m. Lopez to Anacortes

The #2 Yakima is an estimated 90 minutes behind schedule.

This delays the following sailings:

  • 5:15 p.m. Anacortes to Lopez
  • 6:20 p.m. Lopez to Anacortes
  • 7:25 p.m. Anacortes to Shaw
  • 8:20 p.m. Shaw to Orcas
  • 8:50 p.m. Orcas to Anacortes

The #3 Chelan is an estimated 45 minutes behind schedule.

This delays the following sailings:

  • 5:30 p.m. Shaw to Anacortes
  • 6:45 p.m. Anacortes to Lopez
  • 7:35 p.m. Lopez to Anacortes
  • 9:00 p.m. Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw & Orcas

The #4 inter-island Tillikum is an estimated 45 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: Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:25 PM]

PT/Coup - Tide Cancellations on Friday, Aug. 12

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

On Friday, August 12, due to tidal currents, the 8:00 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 8:45 a.m. sailing from Coupeville are cancelled.  There will be an adjusted sailing from Port Townsend at 9:35 a.m.

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


[Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:08 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW- Vessel Delay Update - Schedule Reset Update

Due to extensive vessel delays, Southworth traffic that was offloaded on Vashon will reload on the 12:35 pm  Vashon to Southworth departure. This will effectively cancel the 11:55 a.m. Vashon to Southworth sailing and  the returning 12:15 pm Southworth to Vashon departures.

Fauntleroy / Vashon Schedule 

Fauntleroy / Southworth Schedule 

Southworth / Vashon 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: Thursday, August 11, 2022 07:08 AM]

Ana/SJs - Galley Service on #1 Vessel Samish is Temporarily Unavailable

The galley service on the #1 vessel Samish is temporarily unavailable due to a shortage of galley crew. Updates will occur when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2022 06:33 PM]

Bainbridge Terminal Changes for Bikes and Motor Vehicles From 8/8 - 8/16

As crews expand the work zone at the Bainbridge ferry terminal, drive-on passengers, bicycles, and motorcycles will see changes in the exit and holding lanes from Aug. 8-16. Please be aware of these changes when you arrive at the Bainbridge terminal on Monday, Aug. 8:

  • Slip 2 will be the primary operations slip.
  • Slip 1 will be used only to access and offload the last sailing at night and to load the first sailing in the morning for the # 2 vessel each day.
  • Vehicle staging area will be reduced by 40 vehicles. All vehicles will be held in lanes 1-15 in the upper holding area.
  • Motorcycles stage in the lower trestle lane 5.
  • Bicycles stage in the lower trestle lane 6.

You can find a picture of the changes at the terminal here

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to upgrade and maintain our terminals. Please follow all signs and directions from terminal staff. 


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 09:47 AM]

Fall Reservations for San Juans and Port Townsend/Coupeville Routes

Vehicle reservations for travel between late September and New Year’s Eve on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are now available to reserve. 

Reservations can be booked online or by calling 206-464-6400 and speaking with an Information Agent. Customers can also call that number should they have questions or need additional information.

Please note that international service to and from Sidney, B.C. remains suspended.


[Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2022 05:02 AM]

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: Friday, July 29, 2022 02:45 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW & PD/Tahl - Vashon Island Low Tides for August 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:

  • August 8, 2022  7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. -1.6
  • August 9, 2022  7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. -2.4
  • August 10, 2022  8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. -3.0
  • August 11, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -3.2
  • August 12, 2022 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. -3.0
  • August 13, 2022 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. -2.3

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.

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: Monday, August 08, 2022 01:15 PM]

Muk/Clin - ADA - #1 Vessel Suquamish Passenger Elevator is Out of Service

The passenger elevator on M/V Suquamish 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.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:26 PM]

PT/Coup - ADA - Passenger Elevator on Salish is Out of Service

The passenger elevator on M/V Salish 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.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:25 PM]

Sea/Brem/BI-ADA Alert: Colman West Elevator Out of Service

The #2 elevator at the Seattle terminal is out of service. The #1 elevator is still available.  Updates will occur when more information is available.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:25 PM]

Sea/BI - ADA - Passenger Elevator on Wenatchee Is Out of Service

The passenger elevator on M/V Wenatchee is out of service.


[Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:25 PM]

Faunt/VA/SW- ADA Alert: ADA Restroom on The #1 Vessel Temporarily Out of Service

The ADA restroom on the car deck level of the #1 vessel is temporarily out of service. There are ADA restrooms located in the main passenger cabin.  The crew can direct passengers to the elevators.  Updates will occur when more information is available.