Washington State Ferries peak season summer surcharge ends on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The fall sailing schedule and a fare increase start Sunday, October 1, 2017. Single vehicle fares will return to their non-peak rates. Passenger fares and multi-ride products are not affected by the peak season changes.
When a ferry breaks down Washington State Ferries does its best to continue to provide service to the effected route. Often people in the San Juans think their route is the only one inconvenienced. Take a look at the list of changes required to move the Kittitas ferry to the San Juans while the Hyak's generator is being replaced.
SEATTLE – More than 400,000 people are projected to ride a ferry over the next five days. That’s equal to six sellout crowds at CenturyLink Field for a Seahawks game – and part of the reason passengers should allow for extra travel time during the Labor Day weekend.
The 124-vehicle capacity Kitsap ferry will be replacing the 144-car Hyak for the next two weeks in the San Juan Islands. The Hyak was taken out of service August 30 to investigate an issue. Maintenance crews found a failure in one of the vessel’s ship service generators, which must be replaced before returning the vessel to service.