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May 20; Chelan ferry out of service due to mechanical issues; revised sailings listed

Due to an ongoing mechanical issue with the #1 Chelan, the following adjustments and cancellations have been made to the sailing schedule for Monday, May 20.

Existing reservation holders will be prioritized on a first come, first served basis before any “stand-by” traffic. If you do not have a reservation, it is highly recommended to postpone travel to/from the San Juan Islands.

 

Ferry Advisory Committee reacts to Tuesday's release of summer reservations

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 45,000 reservations were made for the summer sailing season on Washington State Ferries. Two changes were made by WSF to avoid some of the glitches that occurred in previous releases. The time was changed to 10 a.m., this allowed those people who were looking for a two-day or two-week reservation to not be lost in the crowd. Reservations are made two months ahead of a season opening, two weeks ahead of a ferry sailing, or two days ahead. 

Bob Ferguson releases plan to fix Washington’s failing ferry system

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, leading Democratic candidate for governor, released his plan to fix Washington’s failing ferry system. Ferguson is the first gubernatorial candidate to release a detailed plan addressing the urgent challenges facing the ferries.

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