Lopez Crowds Ferry Reservation Gathering

ferry reservations Jamie Stephens 2015 feature

— by Ann Palmer — The May 19  Town Hall meeting to discuss the ferry reservation system was standing room only. The meeting was hosted by San Juan County Council members Jamie Stephens and Rick Hughes – council liaison to the Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) — Washington State Ferries (WSF) … Continue reading

Ferry Reservations Town Hall on Lopez

Tuesday May 19, 4-6 p.m. at Lopez Community Center — from Linda Koller for San Juan County Council — Update from Ingrid Gabriel, Council Clerk on May 14:  The SJC Council will be attending a Ferry Advisory Committee Town Hall Meeting to discuss ferry reservations. The Ferry Advisory Committee and … Continue reading

It Could Be Any of Us

— from Washington State Ferries — (Editor’s Note: Although this is not a story about any of our local ferry routes, any of us might relate to the circumstances involved. And, in its own way, it prompts our sympathy and amusement as a ferry customer relates his/her WSF experience.) We … Continue reading

WSF Reservations System Simply on Overload

— from Washington State Ferries — WSF introduces “staggered” release dates April 28- May 19 for summer reservations A team of information technology specialists determined the Washington State Ferries’ online vehicle reservations system stopped working last Tuesday, April 14, because it was unable handle the large volume of customers that … Continue reading

Update on Reservations System Breakdown

— from Lynne Griffith, Assistant Secretary WSDOT/Ferries Division — On Tuesday, our ferry reservations system experienced technical difficulties. As of now, we are unable to accept reservations for summer travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands, Port Townsend/Coupeville and Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. routes until further notice. Our IT staff is trying to … Continue reading

Oops! WSF Summer Reservations Not Available Right Now

— from Broch Bender, WSF — SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries experienced technical difficulties on Tuesday, April 14 with its vehicle reservations system. As of 2:30 p.m. additional vehicle reservations for summer travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands, Port Townsend/Coupeville and Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. routes are not available online or by … Continue reading

Summer Ferries Reservations Start Tomorrow

 — from Lance Evans, Director, Orcas Chamber of Commerce — EDITORS UPDATE: At 9:31 a.m. according to Orcas Issues reader Janet Brownell, the internet system appears to have crashed; the phone. Calling reservation system’s phone number 1-888-808-7977 results in a message saying the system is “experiencing technical” problems. Holding to … Continue reading

Welcome Aboard, Samish! New Olympic Class Ferry Joins WSF Fleet


New vessel begins service mid-June; public invited to christening May 20 in Anacortes  — from Washington State Ferries — The brand new, 144-car Samish is set to officially take its place amid Washington state’s world-class ferry system. On Friday, April 10, Washington State Ferries accepted the Samish from builder/contractor Vigor Industrial. … Continue reading

Ferry Delay…

— from Washington State Ferries — UPDATE: 7:40 P.M. The Elwha is running 60 minutes late due to earlier delays.  This will affect the 8:55pm sailing from Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas also the 7:25 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. sailings from Shaw and 7:50 p.m. & 10:05 p.m. sailing from Orcas … Continue reading

Ferries Running Late

— from Washington State Ferries — This alert was sent on 4/3/2015 at 5:01PM: Due to heavy vehicle traffic the Hyak is running 35 minutes late. This will affect the 6:25pm sailing from Friday Harbor and the 7:10pm sailing from Lopez. This may also affect the 8:25pm sailing from Anacortes … Continue reading