Topic: Ferries

Islands Ferries Routes On Severe Weather Schedules Through Monday

Written on February 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm, by

From Washington State Ferries All routes, including the Anacortes/San Juan Island route, will remain on their severe weather schedules through the end of the sailing day on Monday, Feb. 15. The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will be running on its weekday severe weather schedule Monday. Travelers should continue to plan ahead and check the adjusted  Continue Reading

Attend Washington State Ferries Virtual Meetings

Written on January 29, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries will host a series of upcoming virtual public meetings. On Feb. 9 and 10, staff will be available to answer questions and give an update on Washington State Ferries. For more information about how to participate, go to http://bit.ly/WSFCommunityParticipation. The safety of our customers and crew is WSF’s  Continue Reading

Timeline Of Ferries’ COVID-19 Response in 2020

Written on January 23, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

  From Washington State Ferries As COVID-19 began to impact our region, we took steps to ensure the safety of our passengers and employees. Many of these actions happened swiftly, and, like everyone, we had to adapt to changing information and guidance. March Closed the galleys to limit passenger contact. Started offering ticket refunds and  Continue Reading

Pandemic Drops Ferry Ridership To Lowest In 50 Years

Written on January 17, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Annual Riders Down 10 million From 2019  From Washington State Ferries Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries plunged by nearly 10 million customers in 2020 – a drop of 41% from the previous year – to roughly 14 million. Stay-at-home orders, remote work and decreased tourism because of COVID-19 are the main reasons for the  Continue Reading

Holiday Ferries Ridership 43% Lower Than In 2019

Written on January 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries had roughly 267,000 riders from Tuesday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Dec. 28. That’s 43% lower than the number of people we carried during the same time frame last year, though vehicle ridership was down only 9%. Thank you for following statewide restrictions to limit travel over the holiday season. Wednesday,  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferries New Website, Survey

Written on October 23, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Washington State Ferries Website Customers will notice that Washington State Ferries’ website has a new look. Not only does it look better, but it is now easier to navigate. Check out the changes at www.wsdotferries.com. If you have questions or need help finding information on the website, contact our customer call center at 206-464-6400  Continue Reading

F.R.O.G. Survey

Written on October 5, 2020 at 5:42 am, by

Dear FROG Supporters, The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) is conducting a new survey. Even if you haven’t ridden the ferries over the past few months, your thoughts and feedback are critical to this research. We are looking to gather input regarding how your ferry needs may have changed this year, WSF’s COVID-19 response, your  Continue Reading

Low Visibility

Written on October 4, 2020 at 9:47 am, by

Ever wonder why fog makes the ferries late? Art Smith shares this photo taken from the car deck in his vehicle (that’s his dashboard at bottom of the photo)on Saturday afternoon. – A ferry crew member on fog watch for any potential obstacles that radar won’t pick up. Thanks for sharing Art!

Traffic Disrupted on “Granny’s Way” (East Street Next to Ferry Lanes) Thursday Aug 27

Written on August 27, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

Traffic will be disrupted while Contractors replace asphalt on “Granny’s Way” (East Street, next to the ferry lanes) this Thursday, August 27th. The Contractor is being asked to expedite the project with as little traffic disruption as possible. Granny’s Way will be closed to traffic until repairs are complete. First Street will remain open. If  Continue Reading

Rainbow Reflection in Friday Harbor

Written on August 22, 2020 at 2:35 pm, by

Many thanks to Liz Smith for this magical photo of Friday Harbor…

EDC Survey on Sidney Ferry Privatization

Written on August 21, 2020 at 9:49 am, by

The Joint Transportation Committee of the Washington State Legislature is conducting a study exploring privatization of the Sidney ferry run. The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and their partners would like to hear opinions from regional users of the Sidney ferry and stakeholders. Please take a few minutes to answer our survey: Link  Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinar Features Passenger-Only Ferry Study Update

Written on August 8, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

The Regional POF Study launched early in 2020 assesses POF service across the 12-counties bordering Puget Sound and on Lake Washington and Lake Union. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) hosted a webinar on April 15 to kick-off the study. Since the webinar, PSRC has gathered feedback through a 12-county online survey exploring potential routes  Continue Reading

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