Ferry Delays Almost Everywhere As State Repositions Fleet

Jul 31, 2014

There are big delays on Washington State Ferries just about anywhere you go this week. The fleet has been redistributed to make up for some out-of-service vessels, which is having ripple effects that are nearly system-wide.

Some examples:

  • One-hour delays are possible between Seattle and Bainbridge Island, with both of that route’s regular vessels out of service.
  • International departures from Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. are canceled Thursday and Friday.
  • The Seattle-Bremerton run is using a ferry with about half of the normal vehicle capacity.
  • The Edmonds-Kingston route is down to one boat, which is causing long delay.

The bottom line is this: If you’re planning to walk or drive onto a boat, check the schedule and pack lots of patience.

You can find updated specifics on the various delays and changes on the Washington State Department of Transportation's website.