More than 21,000 reservations were made in the first three hours after vehicle reservations for Washington State Ferries 2018 summer schedule were opened on Tuesday, April 24. This compares to 12,800 in 2017 and 10,900 in 2016. The reservations are for the Port Townsend/Coupeville, Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Anacortes/Sidney, BC routes.
The reservations are for the first 30 percent of spaces on each sailing. The second 30 percent are made available two weeks prior to a sailing and the final 30 percent are opened up two days prior. The last 10 percent are left open for medical emergencies and drive-ups.