Travel Alert Bulletins

Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message. Travel Alerts help you stay informed of conditions on your route so you can plan ahead. Note: We use the term, "operational constraints," for a variety of generalized issues including mechanical repairs to the vessels or terminals, crewing shortages and U.S. Coast Guard inspections.



Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:49 AM

9:25am Ana to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, FH – Cancelled, 11:55am FH to Ana-Cancelled
The 9:25am departure from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor is cancelled due to necessary maintenance to the vessel. This also cancels the following westbound departures - 10:15am departing Lopez, 10:35am Shaw, and 10:50am Orcas. This will also cancel the 11:55am departure from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. Updates will occur when more information becomes available.


Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:06 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock Access Changes Starting Monday, Jan. 12
Beginning Monday, Jan. 12, access to Colman Dock via Alaskan Way will change. The ferry holding lanes in front of Colman Dock between Madison Street and Yesler Way will be closed and travelers will access Colman Dock directly from either northbound or southbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way. These changes are needed to allow for shifting work zones for two major construction projects – the SR 99 Tunnel and Elliott Bay Seawall. View a Map of the changes accessible from the WSF Home Page.


Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:06 AM

Ana/SJI's - Spring Vehicle Reservations Available For March 22 - June 13
Today, Jan. 22, WSF released the first 30 percent of vehicle reservation space for spring travel, March 22 through June 13. Spring break and Memorial Day weekend will bring large crowds to all Anacortes/San Juan Islands ferry terminals. Save your spot on the ferry by making a reservation. Reservation space is released in tiers. A total of 90 percent of vehicle spaces on each sailing will be available for reservations.

WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 4:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:06 AM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Spring Reservations Available For March 22 - June 13
Starting today, Jan. 22, reservations are available online for the spring sailing schedule on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international route and Port Townsend/Coupeville. Online Reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website.
WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 4:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:06 AM

Ana/SJI - Anacortes Wait Times - Reservations 30-45 Minute Advance Arrival
Reservation holders should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to sailing. Vehicles with out reservations should arrive 45-60 minutes prior to sailing to go standby or you can call 206-464- 6400, or 1-888-808-7977 to make reservations on the later sailings.


Sunday, February 01, 2015 09:06 AM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle Queue Policies at Fauntleroy
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.