State Acts to Increase Ferry Fares

— from Washington State Transportation Commission — The Washington State Transportation Commission held its final hearing in Seattle on Tuesday, August 4 on its proposal to increase ferry fares. The proposal is designed to generate $357 million between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, as required in the 2015/17 … Continue reading

WSF Acknowledges Issues with San Juans Reservations


— from — SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries acknowledged Tuesday it’s considering changes to the new reservation system in the San Juans. Brian Churchwell, WSF manager of financial accountability, told the Washington State Transportation Commission that the agency is considering raising fees in the wake of multiple cancellations and … Continue reading

Naturalists Program Starts on Anacortes/San Juan Islands Sailings

 —  from Lynne Griffith, Assistant Secretary WSDOT/Ferries Division —  Starting on Wednesday, July 22, our popular Ferry Naturalist Program resumes on select Anacortes/Friday Harbor sailings. This longstanding partnership between WSF, the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor and Orca Network educates visitors to San Juan Island about the Southern Resident killer whales … Continue reading

How We View Our Ferries


— from Washington State Ferries — The 2015 WSF Winter Ferry Performance survey has been completed and the results are now available online. The online survey of Washington State Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) was conducted March-April, 2015 regarding their personal experience riding Washington State Ferries during the recent winter … Continue reading

Comment on Ferry Fare Changes for County Residents

Transportation Commission adds ways to participate — from the Washington State Transportation Commission — Those who want to weigh in on a new ferry fare proposal released by the Washington State Transportation Commission can do so 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the County Administrative Office Building in Friday Harbor. … Continue reading

Ferry Good Advice for Fourth of July Weekend Travel

 — from Washington State Ferries — With additional sailings and travel tips, Washington State Ferries is all about helping customers make their Fourth of July weekend sparkle. Last year, the country’s largest ferry system carried nearly 350,000 passengers during Fourth of July weekend. That number is expected to be similar … Continue reading

Public Comments Wanted on Ferry Fare Increase

State Transportation Commission to host four public meetings in July — from the Washington State Transportation Commission — Ferry customers and anyone with interest in Washington State Ferry fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State … Continue reading