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[Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2022 07:05 AM]

Sea/Brem-Update: Bremerton 6:20am Departure 20 Minutes Behind Schedule

The 6:20 a.m. departure is an estimated 20 minutes  behind schedule due to vessel repositioning. The vessel is expected to arrive in Seattle at 7:37 a.m.  This will delay the 7:35 a.m. departure from Seattle to Bremerton.   We apologize for the delay.  Updates will occur when more information is available.

[Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2022 06:59 AM]

PD/Tah- Point Defiance/Tahlequah Route is Out of Service

The Point Defiance 7:35a.m. and Tahlequah  8 a.m. are cancelled due to a shortage of crew.  The route is out of service until further notice. Your alternate route is Southworth   or Fauntleroy to Vashon.  Updates will occur when more information is available.

[Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2022 04:47 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW-Southworth 5 a.m. sailing to Vashon is Cancelled

The 5 a.m. departure to Vashon is cancelled due to a crewing issue.  The vessel will return to service with a late 5:20 a.m. departure from Vashon to Fauntleroy.  This will delay the 5:50 a.m. departure from Fauntleroy. Updates will occur when more information is available.

[Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2022 04:31 AM]

PT/Coup-Tide Cancellations Jan.28

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

On Friday, Jan 28, due to tidal currents, the 4:15  p.m. sailing from Coupeville is cancelled. The 6 p.m. will be replaced with a  6:05 p.m. sailing from Coupeville.   The 3:30 p.m. from Port Townsend is cancelled and the 5:15 p.m. from Port Townsend is rescheduled to sail at 5:25 p.m. from Port Townsend.  Your alternate routes are Edmond/Kingston or Mukilteo/Clinton

[Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2022 09:34 PM]

WSF Alternate Schedule Update for Friday, January 28

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 Friday, January 28, the following routes are operating on alternate schedules:

The following routes are running the regular winter 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: Friday, January 28, 2022 06:08 AM]

Sea/Brem - Update: Bremerton Terminal Overhead Loading is Out of Service

The overhead passenger loading facility at the Bremerton terminal is out of service.  Walk-on passengers will load and off-load at the Bremerton terminal via the car deck.  There is an elevator on the vessel.  Updates will occur when more information is available.

[Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2022 06:57 AM]

San Juan's Vehicle Reservations Back In Effect Starting Sunday, Jan. 30

Vehicle reservations for the San Juan Islands route will go back into effect starting Sunday, Jan. 30. Therefore, customers can now book travel from Jan. 30 through the end of the current sailing season on March 26. Please note that all reservation holders should arrive for their reserved sailings and will no longer be prioritized for any sailing that is not their own. All customers without reservations will be loaded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, all upcoming two-week and two-day releases will be at 20% of available space, rather than the typical 30% due to continued crewing challenges. Limiting the amount of reservations for subsequent releases will make it easier to accommodate all reservation holders should there be future service disruptions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to navigate this challenging time.

[Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2022 06:58 AM]

Spring Vehicle Reservation Release Postponed Until Further Notice

The vehicle reservations release for the Spring season on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend Coupeville routes will be postponed until further notice. This week’s two-month release will be delayed while WSF staff continue to develop sailing schedules and work around continued service challenges due to the ongoing pandemic. This year’s Spring season runs from March 27 through June 18.

Thank you for your patience. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

[Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2022 08:44 AM]

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

  • January 28, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. -1.6
  • January 29, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. -2.4
  • January 30, 2022 - 7:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. -2.8
  • January 31, 2022 - 8:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. -2.9

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: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 08:01 AM]

Faunt/Va/SW- ADA -Passenger Elevator on the Sealth is Temporarily Out of Service

The passenger elevator on the M/V Sealth is temporarily out of service for maintenance and repairs. The Sealth is currently running as the #2 vessel on the route. Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

[Last Updated: Sunday, January 09, 2022 06:29 PM]

Sea/BI - ADA - Passenger Elevator on #1 Vessel Tacoma Out of Service, 1/09

The passenger elevator on the M/V Tacoma is temporarily out of service for maintenance and repairs. The Tacoma is currently running as the #1 vessel on the Seattle/Bainbridge route. Passengers may contact the crew to use the freight elevator. Updates on a repair status will be provided when more information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

[Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 08:09 AM]

Masks Required Only in Indoor Areas of Terminals and Vessels

Face masks are now required only in indoor areas of our terminals and vessels for all riders and employees in compliance with the latest CDC guidelines. All customers inside terminals or vessels should continue to wear face coverings. However, passengers can remove their masks while outdoors on the sun deck, car deck areas of the vessel, outside waiting areas at terminals and other outdoor locations. Please remember to mask up upon reentering interior areas of boats and terminals.

[Last Updated: Monday, December 27, 2021 04:34 AM]

Edm/King - Edmonds Terminal Holding Lane Partial Closures

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 11, a contractor for the City of Edmonds has been using one of the terminal holding lanes on State Route 104/Edmonds Way from 6 a.m. Mondays through 4:30 p.m. Thursdays for several months. Both approach lanes will be open for ferry travelers Thursday evenings through Sunday and holidays. We appreciate your support while the City of Edmonds conducts important sewer work. We will keep you informed as this continues.