WSF Anticipates Possible Disruptions Due to Warning of Impending Storms

— from Washington State Ferries — The National Weather Service is predicting severe storms in our region starting tonight and lasting throughout the weekend. These storm systems are expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to Western Washington. Safety is the number one priority of Washington State Ferries, so … Continue reading

New Onboard Food Service Coming in October Meanwhile, some galleys undergoing renovation

— from Washington State Ferries — WSF is transitioning to a new food service provider that will bring new food choices and high quality service to our fleet starting this October. During this transition, some of our galleys will be closed for renovations and upgrades — including the galley on … Continue reading

WSF Reports Police Activity in Burlington Active shooter being sought near Cascade Mall

— from Washington State Ferries — Due to police activity, passengers travelling to and from Anacortes are advised to stay away from the Cascade Mall area in Burlington. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. Local media reports four dead in shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington. Police in … Continue reading

Motorcycles and Ferries: Anacortes Oyster Run This Weekend

— from Washington State Ferries — The Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally occurs this Sunday, September 25 in Anacortes. Motorists can expect large volumes of motorcycles and loading delays throughout the weekend. In Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and Orcas Island, motorcyclists are strongly encouraged to make reservations to ensure space on … Continue reading

Ferry Alert: Two Sailings Tonight to be Delayed 8:25 and 8:55 p.m. departures from Anacortes to sail late

— from Washington State Ferries (WSF) — Please be advised that tonight, September 20, the M/V Yakima will tie up early for a repair to the coolant system in the ship’s service generator. While no sailings will be canceled, this means that the 8:25 p.m. departure from Anacortes will leave … Continue reading

No Eastbound Reservations Until 10:05 p.m. Getting from there to here

— from Washington State Ferries — For Sunday, Sept. 18, vehicle reservations are only available for the 10:05pm departure from Orcas to Anacortes. Reservation status is subject to change because of last-minute cancellations or changes made to existing reservations, so check back at:  up to two hours prior to … Continue reading

WSF’s Yakima Now Back in Service

— from Washington State Ferries — UPDATE 5 p.m.: Following necessary repairs to the Yakima, the San Juan Island routes return to regular service. The Yakima will sail the Anacortes 4:45 pm to Friday Harbor. The Elwha sails the Anacortes 5:10 pm to Lopez, and will be an estimated 45 … Continue reading

Ferry Alert: Klahowya Repaired, Interisland Sailings Resume

— from Washington State Ferries — 9 a.m. update The Klahowya is back in service and inter-island travel will resume. There will be a late 8:30am departure out of Friday Harbor. Earlier: The Klahowya vessel is out of service due to necessary repairs. Inter-island travel has been suspended until further … Continue reading

An Earful on Orcas: Ferries’ Staff Comes to Orcas "Give 30-minute rule some time to work"

Ferry meet Lynn Griffin feature

— by Margie Doyle — In a county-style marathon last week,  top officials of the Washington State Ferry (WSF) system visited the four ferry-served islands over three days to hear from the communities. On Aug. 9, Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith met with a roomful of ferry-riders at … Continue reading

Inslee Announces Appointment of Roger Millar as DOT Secretary


— from Tara Lee — OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Roger Millar as secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, effective immediately. Millar, who had been serving as deputy secretary for the past year, was appointed acting secretary in February. Millar oversees an agency … Continue reading

Doe Bay Fest Will Bring Extra Traffic, Extra Ferry This Weekend Limited drive-up spaces available

— from Washington State Ferries — The annual Doe Bay Fest on Orcas Island will bring extra traffic to the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route Thursday, 8/4 through Sunday, 8/7. To help accommodate additional traffic, there will be an extra 8:50 p.m. sailing from Anacortes to Orcas Island on 8/4 and … Continue reading

Ferries’ Chief to Meet with San Juan County Residents Meetings held Aug. 9–11; public invited to attend, share feedback

Tuesday, August 9, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center — from Washington State Ferries — Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith will travel to the San Juan Islands for three days beginning Tuesday, August 9, to meet with local officials and the public. At a series of four community … Continue reading

Help the Ferries Improve the Reservation System Survey asks specific route questions

— from Anne Haley, Chairman, Washington State Transportation Commission — The Washington State Transportation Commission is asking members of the Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) both users and non-users to provide their views/opinions on the WSF reservation system. The results of this survey will be delivered to WSF leadership and … Continue reading

Would You Take an Earlier Ferry to America?

— from Cathy Ellis — “How many ferry commuters are interested in an earlier scheduled departure from Orcas to Anacortes?” If a solution can be found to adjust schedules for an earlier departure from Orcas to Anacortes, would you use it? Please respond on-line, below, as a “comment.” As it … Continue reading