Expect Increased Washington State Ferries Traffic this Memorial Day Weekend
From Washington State Ferries
Customers taking a ferry as part of their Memorial Day travel plans should be prepared for a busy holiday weekend.
Along with the increased traffic, most routes will be operating on different schedules than years past due to service reductions related to the pandemic and crewing and vessel shortages.
Passengers are highly encouraged to check sailing schedules and give themselves plenty of extra time to get to their destination as there will likely be long waits if driving aboard.
Customers can use several tools in advance to help their trip go as smoothly as possible.
They can check terminal conditions before leaving home as well as follow WSF’s Twitter account for automatic updates on travel conditions.
People using state highways to get to the ferry terminal should also plan ahead for potential backups and delays with real-time traffic information on the WSDOT traffic app for their mobile device.
Travelers are also reminded that face coverings are required on all vessels and in terminals as part of TSA’s face mask requirement.
People traveling by vehicle are strongly encouraged to remain in their vehicle for the duration of their trip. However, please remember to put on a face-covering upon exiting the vehicle.
WSF will also continue enforcing reduced occupancy limits in terminals and sailings for walk-on passengers to maintain physical distance standards.
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.
You can view all travel alerts on the WSF Travel Bulletins page.