Ferry Alert Bulletins

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Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Ana/SJs - Learn About Upcoming Vehicle Reservations on Nov. 22
WSF representatives will be at the Eastsound Fire Hall (45 Lavender Lane, Eastsound) on Saturday, Nov. 22. to talk about the vehicle reservations system coming to the San Juan Islands. Join us at one of the following presentations, followed by a Q&A: 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please note that each presentation will have identical information, so pick one and plan ahead for limited seating. You also may sign up for a reservation account at the meeting. For more information visit Take A Ferry


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Increased Foot Traffic Expected Sunday, 11/23
Passengers can expect heavier than usual foot traffic on Sunday, November 23, as the Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals, at CenturyLink Field. Game time starts at 1:05 pm. Passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase their return ferry tickets on-line or at a kiosk.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

PT/CV - 11/21 Tidal Cancellations
Low tides will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in November. Please see our Tide Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Friday, November 21, the 6:45 pm sailing from Port Townsend and the 7:30 pm sailing from Coupeville are cancelled due to tidal conditions.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Faunt/Va/Sw - Chelan Back On Schedule
Due to an earlier medical emergency on Vashon the Chelan is now back on schedule.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule on 11/27/14
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be on its regular weekday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

PD/Tah - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule on 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will be on Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Sea/Brem - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Seattle/Bremerton route will be on its regular weekday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Sea/BI - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Seattle/Bainbridge route will be on a Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Edm/King - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Saturday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Edmonds/Kingston route will be on Holiday (Saturday) sailing schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF web site.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Muk/Clin - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule on 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Mukilteo/Clinton route will be on a Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

PT/Coup - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. WSF strongly recommends customers make vehicle reservations for travel on this route by visiting the WSF website or by calling 511. Heavy traffic is expected on this route beginning Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and through the Holiday weekend. The route will be on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. Please make Reservations.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Ana/SJs - Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Extra Ana/FH Service 11/26
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and both westbound and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The route will be on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. On Wednesday, Nov. 26, there will be an extra trip to Friday Harbor departing from Anacortes at 1:50 pm. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the fall sailing schedule 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, November 21, 2014 09:27 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, November 21, 2014 09:27 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Reminder - Season 2 of Seawall Construction
Season 2 of seawall construction has begun. Ferry terminal access on Alaskan Way has shifted one block south, from Spring Street to just south of the intersection of Madison Street. Pedestrian and bicycle access to Colman Dock will be maintained in the current locations.


Friday, November 21, 2014 09:27 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.