Beginning Tuesday, August 1, Washington State Ferries started taking reservations for the 2017 Fall Schedule that is in effect October 1, 2017 through January 6, 2018. The schedule is available here. 30 percent of the spaces can be reserved now. A second 30 percent will open up two weeks prior to a sailing. The final 30 percent can be reserved two days prior to a sailing and the final 10 percent are not reserved. They are for medical priorities and standby drive ups.