Topic: Ferries

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, March  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 online  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 Long  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 Juan  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 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. That’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Anacortes Terminal Survey

Written on July 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion is part­ner­ing with the Port and city of Ana­cortes to explore inno­v­a­tive pub­­lic-pri­­vate part­ner­ships to enhance the 35-acre fer­ry ter­mi­nal site. This could include com­mer­cial oppor­tu­ni­ties such as retail stores, lodg­ing and food options. WSDOT would like to hear from Ana­cortes and San Juan Islands res­i­dents, tribes and fer­ry  Con­tin­ue Reading

All Clear

Written on July 1, 2019 at 6:39 pm, by

Appar­ent­ly no bomb was found — they’re load­ing for Ana­cortes. Here’s the offi­cial word from WSF: M/V Elwha has been cleared to sail and nor­mal oper­a­tions will resume as soon as pos­si­ble. Sup­ple­men­tal sail­ings will be added to help accom­mo­date pas­sen­gers going to Fri­day Har­bor and return­ing to Anacortes.

Bomb Squad Arrives

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm, by

By now you prob­a­bly know there was a bomb threat this after­noon aboard the Elwha. All fer­ry ser­vice to and from Fri­day Har­bor has been sus­pend­ed until the fer­ry can be cleared. The bomb squad (includ­ing two dogs) arrived and has just board­ed the ves­sel at approx­i­mate­ly 5:10 pm. Updates will be post­ed as more infor­ma­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry Fare Feedback Requested

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion is look­ing for feed­back on pro­posed fer­ry fare increas­es for the next two years that will take effect in Octo­ber. You can learn more about the fare changes and pro­vide com­ments via the Trans­porta­tion Commission’s online open house You can also sub­mit feed­back by email­ing the trans­porta­tion com­mis­sion at Please  Con­tin­ue Reading