Independence Day week is one of the busiest travel times for Washington State Ferries. Like last year, nearly 1 million people are expected to ride a ferry between Friday, June 29, and Sunday, July 9. WSF advises ferry riders to plan ahead for big crowds and long lines, especially on both weekends and the day before and after the holiday.
There will be added sailings on several routes and some routes will be on holiday schedules, so be sure to check the sailing schedule before heading out (it's on that WSDOT app too).
As a reminder, the Washington State Patrol will be searching for illegal fireworks, which are prohibited at our terminals and on our vessels.