Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Increased Foot Traffic Expected Sunday, 9/21
Passengers can expect heavier than usual foot traffic on Sunday, Sept. 21, as the Seahawks take on their Super Bowl rivals, the Denver Broncos, at CenturyLink Field. Game time starts at 1:00 p.m. Passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase their return ferry tickets on-line or at a kiosk.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Ana/SJs - Cathlamet replaces Kaleetan, 9/19
Beginning with the 4:15 a.m. departure from Anacortes on Friday, Sept. 19, the 124-vehicle Cathlamet will replace the 144-vehicle Kaleetan on the Anacortes/San Juan Island route. Check the online schedule to see which sailings are affected. This vessel repositioning is in preparation for the fall sailing schedule which begins Sunday. Drivers are encouraged to plan their travels accordingly.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Sea/Brem - Kaleetan replaces Cathlamet, 9/19
Beginning with the 6:20 a.m. departure from Bremerton on Friday, Sept. 19, the 144-vehicle Kaleetan will replace the 124-vehicle Cathlamet on the Seattle/Bremerton route. Please check the online schedule to see which sailings are affected.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Anacortes - 7:20pm to Shaw & Orcas full - Next sailing Is At 9:00pm
The 7:20pm sailing from Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas Island is full for vehicle traffic. The next sailing to Lopez, Shaw and Orcas will be at 9:00pm. Drivers are advised to arrive 2 hours in advance. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. Check Vessel Watch for the status of each vessel, and the Schedule Page for corresponding departure times.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Muk/Clin - No Extended Wait At The Mukilteo Terminal
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Mukilteo terminal.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Anacortes/SJs/Sidney - Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, the fall sailing schedule goes into effect. In keeping with previous fall schedules, drivers and passengers should note the San Juan Islands will be served by four vessels with one daily round-trip to Sidney, BC via Friday Harbor. An extra westbound 11:40 a.m. departure to Shaw from Anacortes has been added to the schedule. Please check the schedule on line or pick up a purple schedule at the terminals or on the vessels. The peak season surcharge is in effect through Sept. 30.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Ed/Ki - No Extended Wait In Edmonds
There is no longer an extended wait at the Edmonds terminal.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Sea/BI/Brem, Edm/King, PD/Tah - Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21
The fall sailing schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21. Please check the schedule on line or pick up a purple schedule at the terminals or on the vessels. The peak season surcharge is in effect through Sept. 30.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, the revised sailing schedule for the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route goes into effect. Drivers and passengers should note a number of 5 and 10-minute changes to the weekday departure schedule as well as fewer sailings on the weekend. Please check the schedule on line or pick up a purple schedule and additional handouts at the terminals or on the vessels. The peak season surcharge is in effect through Sept. 30.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Muk/Clin - Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21
The fall sailing schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21. In keeping with previous fall schedules, drivers and passengers should note there are fewer late night and early morning sailings Thursdays through Sundays. Please check the schedule on line or pick up a purple schedule at the terminals or on the vessels. The peak season surcharge is in effect through Sept. 30.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Sea/Brem/BI: Increased foot traffic expected Sunday, 9/21
Passengers can expect heavier than usual foot traffic on Sunday, Sept. 21, as the Seahawks take on their Super Bowl rivals, the Denver Broncos, at CenturyLink Field. Game time starts at 1:00 p.m. Passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase their return ferry tickets on-line or at a kiosk.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Edm/King: Kitsap Color Classic Bicycle Event, 9/21
Drivers will experience heavier than normal bicycle traffic on the Edmonds/Kingston route on Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning with the 8:50 a.m. departure from Edmonds. Drivers are advised to use caution when in the vicinity of bicyclists.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

PT/Coup: Fall schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 21
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, the fall sailing schedule goes into effect. Two-boat service continues through Monday, Oct. 13. One-boat service begins on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Reservations are recommended for this route. Drivers can make reservations by phone by calling 1-888-808-7977, from 7:00am until 6:45pm, or online via our website at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/reservations. Please check the schedule on line or pick up a purple schedule at the terminals or on the vessels. The peak season surcharge is in effect through Sept. 30.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Ana/SJs-Ana. 12:35pm to Lopez & Orcas Full. Now staging 3:50pm Shaw & Orcas
The Anacortes terminal is now staging for the 3:50pm sailing to Shaw and Orcas and the 5:10pm to Lopez. Walk-on passenger should allow 20 minutes advance arrival for most departures today. Updates will occur when conditions change.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - ADA Alert - Seattle Terminal South Elevator Out Of Service
The south elevator at the Seattle terminal is out of service. The north elevator is still in operation. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Ana/SJs - ADA Alert - Elwha Elevator Out Of Service
The elevator on the Elwha is currently out of service. The passenger cabin is accessible only via the stairway from the car deck. There is a restroom on the auto deck, but it is not ADA compliant. A portable ADA restroom has been delivered to the vessel. Updates will occur as conditions change. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Delays on the Triangle route through September
Due to painter contract work, there is currently only one working slip available, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am through 5:00 pm at the Vashon terminal. This project is expected to last through September. Passengers should also note that the Evergreen State, recently retired, has been moved back into service to maintain the three-boat schedule on the route. The E’State is an older, slower vessel and passengers are advised that the vessel may not be able to maintain the schedule during periods of heavy commuter traffic. The Evergreen State will remain in the #2 sailing position until further notice. Passengers are advised to plan their commute accordingly.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Summer and Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the summer and fall sailing schedules on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international, and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes. Online reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website. WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 7:00 am to 6:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

Ana/SJs - Orcas public address system currently inoperable
The public address system is currently out of service at the Orcas terminal. Technicians are working to resolve the issue. Traffic attendants will be announcing departure and destination information as they cycle through the holding lanes. Drivers are encouraged to watch for these attendants and ask for additional information if needed.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

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.


Friday, September 19, 2014 08:17 PM

All Routes - Pre-purchased tickets must be in-hand at tollbooth
Customers who choose to pre-purchase their tickets online must provide a printed copy of their ticket for travel upon arrival at the booth. Ticket Sellers will no longer enter the 18 digit ticket number, and are unable to scan media from mobile devices. Customers are reminded to plan ahead and have their ticket ready for scanning upon arrival at the ticket booth.