Ferries to Hold Meetings on Reservation System Changes

Lopez and Orcas meetings on Oct. 14 and 15; San Juan and Shaw meetings on Oct. 21 and 22 — by Washington State Ferries http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/ — We want to hear how reservations are working for you and your family as we evaluate whether program modifications are needed for our spring … Continue reading

Bikers: Oyster Run in Anacortes this Sunday

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  Annual gathering for oyster lovers and cyclists all day long Sept. 27 — by Margie Doyle — The fabled Anacortes Oyster Run motorcycle event takes place tomorrow, as always on the fourth Sunday of September. Washington State Ferries estimates “the event will bring 15,000 or more participants to all … Continue reading

The Council Comes to Town and the People Are Heard

— by Margie Doyle — On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the San Juan County Council met on Orcas. The meeting was focused on issues that impact Orcas Island residents primarily, and heard from many Orcas Islanders on their work for the island and the county. Early in the meeting, Mark Tompkins, … Continue reading

Ferries Start Fall Schedule this Sunday, Sept. 20

— from Washington State Ferries — Ana/SJs/Sidney – Fall Schedule Begins Sunday, Sept. 20 Beginning Sunday, Sept. 20, the fall sailing schedule goes into effect. In keeping with previous fall schedules, drivers and passengers should note the San Juan Islands will be served by four vessels with one daily round-trip … Continue reading

Last Blast of Summer Travel Expected for Labor Day Weekend

 Ferry ridership highest in a dozen years ahead of holiday — from Washington State Ferries — More people have jumped aboard Washington State Ferries this summer than any other in the past 12 years. So far, this summer, an additional 150,000 passengers, enough to fill Safeco Field nearly three times … Continue reading

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 KING5News.com — 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