Travel Alert Bulletins

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 07:24 PM

Ana/SJs - Tour De Lopez Bicycle Event This Weekend
This Saturday, April 29, WSF will make one extra stop at Lopez Island to accommodate participants in the annual Tour De Lopez, the largest bicycle event in the San Juan Islands, which is expected to draw 950 riders. The extra stop will occur Saturday morning on the 7:30 am sailing departing Anacortes (8:20 am arrival at Lopez).


Saturday, April 29, 2017 02:19 PM

EDm/KI- Edmonds Terminal Wait Time--1 hour.
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Edmonds due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:56 PM

PT/CV-The Kennewick is an est. 25 min. behind schedule.
The Kennewick is an est. 25 minutes behind schedule due to necessary maintenance to the vessel. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information is available.


Friday, April 28, 2017 06:09 PM

Muk/Clin - Low Tides May Affect Travel for Low Clearance Trucks, April 29
Please be advised that from Thursday, April 27 through Monday, May 1, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Mukilteo/Clinton route. This is because the tides affect the angle of the bridge that allows vehicles to drive onto the ferry. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal. WSF apologizes for the inconvenience.

Low Tides will prevent travel for these vehicles on the following days:

     
  • 4/29/2017, Saturday, from 12 noon to 4:00 pm
     
  • 4/30/2017, Sunday, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
     
  • 5/1/2017, Monday, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Thursday, April 27, 2017 08:16 PM

All Routes - Fare Changes Begin May 1
Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, the peak season surcharge will go into effect for single vehicle and driver fares. Multi-ride products and passenger fares are not affected by this seasonal increase.

For details, visit: Current Fares

To see the fares brouchure visit: Fares Brochure


Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:38 PM

PT/Coup - 4/30 Tidal Cancellations and Adjustments
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in April. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Sunday, April 30, due to tidal currents, the 11:00am sailing from Port Townsend is cancelled and the 12:30pm sailing has been ADJUSTED to sail at 12:35pm. From Coupeville, the 11:45pm sailing is cancelled and the 1:15pm sailing has been ADJUSTED to sail at 1:20pm.


Friday, April 28, 2017 07:14 PM

Edm/King - ADA Alert - Overhead Loading at Kingston Terminal Out of Service
Overhead loading from slip one at the Kingston terminal is unavailable due to scheduled maintenance at the terminal. Passengers will load and offload via the car deck. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:48 PM

The Keller Ferry in Eastern Washington is back in service.
The Keller Ferry on SR 21 in Eastern Washington is back in service.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 03:23 PM

New Call Center Hours
Starting March 6, the WSF Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email/web support is also available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Reservations for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at www.takeaferry.com, and general information about Washington State Ferries can be found at WSF Ferries.

The Lost and Found office at Colman Dock will also operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, April 14, 2017 08:04 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Maintenance Project at Colman Dock
Please be advised that structural maintenance and repair work under the dock at the Seattle ferry terminal (Colman Dock)is expected to last through early spring 2017. This activity should not delay ferry service or significantly reduce vehicle waiting capacity on the dock; however, sections of the vehicle waiting lanes will be closed to the public while repairs are being made to the support beams and trusses below. Thank you for your patience as WSF maintains our facilities and improves our service to you.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 04:35 AM

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, April 21, 2017 04:08 PM

Spring Sailing Schedule Began Sunday, April 2
Please be advised that WSF’s Spring Sailing Schedule began Sunday, April 2 and runs through June 24. Please check Spring 2017 or pick up green schedule #243 at the terminals or on the vessels.


Friday, April 14, 2017 08:04 PM

Muk/Clin - Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 04:34 AM

PD/Tah - Point Defiance Public Restroom Closure
The public restroom located near the Point Defiance ferry terminal and Pierce County Transit stop was permanently closed on Wednesday, March 15. The closure is necessary due to maintenance costs. Please use the restrooms aboard the vessel or at the Point Defiance Boathouse. For questions or concerns, please contact wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov or 511.