Topic: Ferries

Recording of WSF Virtual Meeting

Written on July 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm, by

Thank you to everyone who participated in WSF’s Virtual Community Meeting yesterday! For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting is now available online on our Community Meetings page. To watch the meeting, you’ll need to provide a name and email to sign into the GotoWebinar page. For more information go  Continue Reading

WSF Virtual Community Meeting

Written on June 30, 2020 at 11:39 am, by

Reminder: Tonight at 6 p.m. Washington State Ferries (WSF) is holding a virtual community meeting. Join us for a brief presentation and Q&A with ferry staff. Register by going to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8357823696989175565 You can view all travel alerts at the WSF Travel Bulletins page. This alert was sent on 06/30/2020 at 7:31AM. Please do not reply to  Continue Reading

WSF Virtual Community Meeting

Written on June 24, 2020 at 7:59 am, by

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Washington State Ferries (WSF) is holding a virtual community meeting. Join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 for a brief presentation and Q&A session with ferry staff. You can register today by going to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8357823696989175565. You can view all travel alerts at the WSF Travel Bulletins page. This  Continue Reading

Reservations Return on Friday

Written on June 9, 2020 at 11:49 am, by

Vehicle reservations for travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes between June 21 and September 26 will be available this Friday. Customers will be able to go online and save their spot on a sailing at 7 a.m. on June 12. Customers are encouraged to look at the sailing schedules to plan  Continue Reading

Current sailing schedules to continue after June 20

Written on June 4, 2020 at 5:12 pm, by

This just in from Amy Scarton, Assistant Secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division… Earlier this year, we adjusted our schedules in response to a drastic, system-wide drop in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, we decided to keep these service changes in place through June 20. Now that we’re in June, I want you to  Continue Reading

WSF Seasonal Fare Increase

Written on April 24, 2020 at 11:57 am, by

Several fare changes will go into effect beginning Friday, May 1. The annual peak season surcharge for single vehicle fares is scheduled to begin. Peak season runs from May 1 through September 30. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season changes. In addition, general fare increases and policy changes will also  Continue Reading

Return to Full Winter Schedule

Written on April 21, 2020 at 8:33 am, by

The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route is scheduled to be restored to its regular winter season sailing schedule starting Sunday, April 26. The route has been on a reduced sailing schedule since April 10 due to the Samish being out of service for needed rudder repairs. Vehicle reservations for April 26 through June 20 are now  Continue Reading

Update on Ferry Reservations

Written on April 20, 2020 at 5:18 pm, by

WSF is postponing its 2-month advance release of vehicle reservations on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 21. While WSF’s winter sailing season has been extended through June 20, sailing schedules beyond this date have not been finalized and will be dependent on ridership and traffic  Continue Reading

Vehicle Reservations Postponed

Written on April 16, 2020 at 9:09 am, by

WSF is postponing its 2-month advance release of vehicle reservations on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 21. While WSF’s winter sailing season has been extended through June 20, sailing schedules beyond this date have not been finalized and will be dependent on ridership and traffic  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule Extended Again

Written on April 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm, by

Washington State Ferries is extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20 because of a continued decline in ridership due to COVID-19. It was previously scheduled to end on April 25. Therefore, customers should continue following the winter schedule through at least June 20. Routes that are on a modified/reduced service schedule will remain on  Continue Reading

Reduced Ferry Service

Written on April 10, 2020 at 9:04 am, by

Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route beginning Friday, April 10, due to the M/V Samish being out of service due to needed rudder repairs. Until further notice, the route will operate on a three-boat schedule instead of its usual four-boat service. Reservations will also be suspended through April  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule Extended Through April 26

Written on March 25, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Washington State Ferries will extend its current winter sailing schedule through the end of next month due to declines in ridership from COVID-19. The spring sailing schedule will now tentatively begin on April 26 rather than March 29. Customers should continue following the winter schedule. All vehicle reservations made for dates between March 29 and  Continue Reading

WSF Offering Ticket Refunds and Suspending No-Show Fees

Written on March 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm, by

While WSF cannot extend the 90-day period for tickets and travel passes, customers who are unable to use tickets or travel passes because of COVID-19 concerns may be eligible for a refund for the unused portion of their fare. All refund requests can be submitted online. Please note that it may take longer than the typical  Continue Reading

Construction in Anacortes May Slow Down Ferry Traffic

Written on March 15, 2020 at 9:19 am, by

Don’t travel now if you don’t need to but if you do… Passengers driving to the Anacortes terminal will want to give themselves some extra time starting next week. The city of Anacortes will begin construction work on a roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 Spur/Oakes Avenue and Ship Harbor Boulevard/Glasgow Way on Monday,  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule in Effect

Written on January 5, 2020 at 9:46 am, by

Washington State Ferries’ winter schedule begins Sunday, January 5, and is in effect through Saturday, March 28. Service between Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C. is suspended for the winter. The Anacortes/San Juan Island routes will operate three vessels on weekends (no dedicated inter-island vessel), with four vessels in service on weekdays. Please check the  Continue Reading

International Service Resumes

Written on December 9, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Beginning on Monday, December 9, the international sailings will resume between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C.  M/V Chelan rejoins the route following annual maintenance and inspections and will sail in the #1 position. Reservations are available online at TakeAFerry or by calling 206 464 6400 and speaking with an Information Agent. We appreciate your patience and understanding  Continue Reading

WSF Online Public Meetings

Written on December 6, 2019 at 11:45 am, by

Here’s an important reminder for residents of San Juan County from Jim Corenman, Chair of the county Ferry Advisory Committee… San Juan County FAC here, with a request for assistance: WSF is holding two online public meetings, this Saturday at 9am and Tuesday evening at 6pm. This is a new format for WSF, and is  Continue Reading

WSF Online Public Meetings

Written on December 2, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Washington State Ferries is having their first ever online public meetings coming up soon, and you can register now. Then, on Saturday, December 7th at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, December 10th at 6 p.m., tune in and hear a brief update about 2019 accomplishments, find out more about what is next for implementation of WSF’s  Continue Reading

Reminder: No Sidney, B.C. service starting Tuesday, Nov. 12

Written on November 8, 2019 at 7:23 am, by

The only two vessels in the WSF fleet certified to sail in international waters, Elwha and Chelan, will be out of service for required maintenance starting Tuesday, November 12. This leaves no option but to suspend service to Sidney, British Columbia through December 8. During this period, WSF will maintain four-boat service on the Anacortes/San  Continue Reading

Tim Eyman’s I-976 Severely Impacts Ferries

Written on October 17, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

Tim Eyman is back on the ballot with another $30 car-tab initiative, I-976. You may have seen the TV ads or visited www.no976.com on the web. Among a long list of cuts, I-976 would have an immediate effect on funding for ferry operations as well as maintenance and improvements. The repercussions of Eyman’s I-695 twenty  Continue Reading

WSF International Sailings to be Cancelled Temporarily

Written on October 16, 2019 at 12:14 pm, by

Beginning Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, December 8, international service between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C. is cancelled due to required maintenance on both vessels in WSF’s fleet certified to run international service to and from Sidney B.C: M/V Elwha and M/V Chelan. During this period, M/V Kitsap will replace Elwha/Chelan and sail in the #1 vessel  Continue Reading

WSF Schedule and Fare Changes

Written on September 28, 2019 at 9:45 am, by

The Washington State Ferries Fall 2019 Sailing Schedule goes into effect on Sunday, September 29th. You can pick-up a hard copy at the ferry terminals, on the vessels, view it online or use the ferry schedule portion of the WSF app to plan your trip. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, we’ll see changes to ferry fares.  Continue Reading