Topic: Ferries

Temporary Ferry Schedule

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a note from WSF with the low­down on the Yaki­ma fer­ry ser­vice dis­rup­tion… The M/V Yaki­ma remains out of ser­vice for Wednes­day, April 25 due to a bent pro­peller.  Under­wa­ter repairs have been per­formed, but the ves­sel still expe­ri­enced some vibra­tions dur­ing sub­se­quent sea tri­als. The ves­sel has returned to the main­te­nance facil­i­ty for  Con­tin­ue Reading

WSF Open House

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

WSF wants you to know about this upcom­ing open house… Mark your cal­en­dars! Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries is devel­op­ing a Long Range Plan to bet­ter under­stand and plan for the chang­ing needs of the sys­tem through 2040. Join us at an open house this spring to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and help  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join the F.R.O.G!

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion is seek­ing cus­tomer feed­back on Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries, and invites you to join the Fer­ry Rid­ers Opin­ion Group (FROG) at Share your thoughts about WSF’s cus­tomer ser­vice, reser­va­tions, fares, food, and more. Sign up today so you don’t miss the next sur­vey in ear­ly spring; you’ll get a noti­fi­ca­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Summer Service Contingency Plan

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s a note from the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries’ Week­ly Update which includes an oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to com­ment on the Sum­mer Con­tin­gency Plan… At WSF, rid­er­ship is high­est in the sum­mer, when tourists from near and far join dai­ly com­muters; WSF trans­ports 50 per­cent more peo­ple in sum­mer than in win­ter. When fer­ry ser­vice is dis­rupt­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry in Snow

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm, by

SJ Update read­er Kris­ten Arn­im caught this beau­ti­ful image of the Samish com­ing into the fer­ry dock this after­noon. Thanks for shar­ing Kristen!

Ferry Service Disruption

Written on January 25, 2018 at 11:44 am, by

This just came in from Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries this morn­ing: The Ana­cortes ter­mi­nal remains closed for an emer­gency search and res­cue inci­dent. Ser­vice to and from Ana­cortes is expect­ed to be sus­pend­ed for sev­er­al more hours. All ves­sels with inbound Ana­cortes sail­ings have returned to depar­ture ter­mi­nals. When ser­vice resumes, reser­va­tion hold­ers are pri­or­i­tized on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chelan to the Rescue!

Written on July 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm, by

Good news from WSF… Begin­ning Sat­ur­day, July 29, M/V Chelan will join the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney route as the inter­na­tion­al ves­sel. M/V Hyak, M/V Samish, M/V Elwha, and M/V Tillikum will serve the domes­tic sail­ings. This will restore the route to full capac­i­ty, and reg­u­lar Sum­mer 2017 sched­ule oper­a­tions will resume. Those who wish to trav­el  Con­tin­ue Reading

Temporary Ferry Schedule

Written on July 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm, by

Well accord­ing to the fine print on the tem­po­rary sched­ule, we could be down to 4 boats for the remain­der of the month and pos­si­bly into August (we should have 5 boats this time of year). Here’s the revised tem­po­rary sched­ule. And here’s the offi­cial word from WSF: Because of a gen­er­a­tor fail­ure on the M/V  Con­tin­ue Reading

And the Saga Continues…

Written on July 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm, by

Here is more info on the cur­rent fer­ry mess in the San Juans. First a note from Miles Crossen and then a cou­ple of WSF Email Alerts from ear­li­er today… Just a heads up. Word on the street accord­ing to Hug­gy Bear is the fact that folks with reser­va­tions for fer­ry rides over the past few  Con­tin­ue Reading

Adjusted Ferry Schedule

Written on July 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm, by

As of 8:47 PM, Mon­day evening… The Yaki­ma is out of ser­vice until fur­ther notice due to a prob­lem with the ves­sel’s gen­er­a­tor. The Anacortes/San Juan’s route will be oper­at­ing on an adjust­ed sched­ule on July 18. There are no new reser­va­tions at this time. Those with reser­va­tions on any sail­ing for July 18 will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry Out of Service

Written on July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am, by

You may have heard or noticed the Yaki­ma was out of ser­vice yes­ter­day. Well it’s still out and WSF has issued this tem­po­rary sched­ule change for the rest of today… The Yaki­ma is out of ser­vice until fur­ther notice due to a prob­lem with the ves­sel’s gen­er­a­tor. This will can­cel the fol­low­ing sail­ings: West­bound: 4:15am to  Con­tin­ue Reading

WSF Overhead Walkway Loading Procedures

Written on June 29, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries regard­ing pas­sen­ger load­ing with over­head walk­ways. (Note that this is a cor­rec­tion to a pre­vi­ous alert sent Fri­day, June 23 about pro­ce­dur­al changes at ter­mi­nals with over­head pas­sen­ger load­ing)… In an effort to pro­mote con­sis­tent board­ing pro­ce­dures and to align the tim­ing of pas­sen­ger and vehicle/bicycle loads,  Con­tin­ue Reading

WSF Summer Schedule Cover Contest

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:22 am, by

Call­ing all high school stu­dents: Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries is look­ing for a sun­ny new look for the sum­mer 2017 sail­ing sched­ule. THey want you to cre­ate and sub­mit orig­i­nal art­work based on the theme “Sum­mer sight­ings on the fer­ry.” Don’t delay — entries must be received by April 10. More info and con­test rules on the WSDOT Blog.

F.R.O.G. Survey Results

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion (WSTC) has released the results of sev­er­al com­plet­ed 2016 Fer­ry Rid­ers Opin­ion Group (FROG) sur­veys. We would like to share the results of these sur­veys with you so you can see how rid­ers like you view key fer­ry issues as well as how Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries (WSF) 2016 win­ter per­for­mance was rat­ed. Click on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ferry and Rainbow

Written on February 24, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Aaron Shep­ard shares this pho­to of the M/V Sal­ish sail­ing into a rain­bow. This was shot yes­ter­day morn­ing. Thanks for shar­ing Aaron!

Ferries + Puget Sound Wildlife

Written on January 7, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Mid­dle school­ers, put your think­ing caps on, because we’re invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in our spring cov­er con­test. Stu­dents in grades six through eight have until mid-Jan­u­ary to cre­ate and sub­mit an orig­i­nal draw­ing based on the theme “Fer­ries + Puget Sound Wildlife.” For more infor­ma­tion and sub­mis­sion require­ments click here.