Topic: Ferries

Summer Washington State Ferries Rates Start Today

Written on May 1, 2021 at 12:13 pm, by

  From Washington State Ferries The summer surcharge fares are effective as of the start of business Saturday, May 1. A standard vehicle pass from Anacortes to Friday Harbor costs $70.90 and $14.50 for each adult passenger. Minor and senior passengers cost $7.25 for each. View the fare chart here.  The safety of our customers  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferries Ridership Above 2019 Levels in San Juans

Written on April 18, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

Port Townsend, Coupeville Route won’t Receive Second Boat Until June 6   By Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division Because of crewing challenges, we made the difficult decision to delay the addition of a second boat on our Port Townsend and Coupeville route until no sooner than Sunday, June 6.  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferries Returns to Full Service April 15 on Anacortes and San Juan Islands Routes

Written on April 15, 2021 at 7:12 am, by

From Washington State Ferries The Samish, Cathlamet and Kaleetan vessels have been reassigned to full service on the Anacortes and San Juan Islands routes for Thursday, April 15.  The Chelan has been out of service since April 14 due to steering issues and needed repairs. This will restore full service, following earlier cancellations. Now,  M/V Samish  Continue Reading

Give Service Feedback To Washington State Ferries

Written on April 11, 2021 at 9:56 am, by

From Washington State Ferries If you ride our ferries, consider participating in the current Washington State Ferry Riders Opinion Group survey to share your thoughts on our service. The survey is hosted by the Washington State Transportation Commission and helps us hear feedback and suggestions directly from you. Sign up to join the survey panel  Continue Reading

Ferry Workers Eligible For Vaccine, WSF Reminds Travelers To Limit Trips

Written on March 22, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington State Ferries Please continue to limit ferry travel to essential trips. Despite increasing COVID-19 vaccinations and lower case numbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends we delay travel if possible. That’s why we continue to ask the public to limit rides on our ferries to essential purposes only. If you  Continue Reading

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 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 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: 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: 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