Ferry alert: Reduced capacity starting Friday, March 29 Featured

Beginning Friday, March 29, there will be reduced vehicle capacity on Washington State Ferries Anacortes/San Juan Islands route when the 90-car Sealth begins service as vessel #2, replacing the 144-car Yakima.

Effective today, the Yakima replaces the 144-car Hyak, moving from position #2 position #3, beginning with the Anacortes 2:10 pm to Friday Harbor. The Sealth carries about 50 fewer vehicles than the Yakima.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider giving themselves extra time. For continued up-to-date information, customers can follow WSF's Twitter account at https://twitter.com/wsferries. Passengers can also get real-time departure and arrival information using Vessel Watch:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/vesselwatch

3 comments

  • SJHawley
    SJHawley Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:03 Comment Link

    Bob Distler, So does this mean that the reduced ferry capacity will continue indefinitely? And through the summer San Juan Islands tourist season?

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  • SJHawley
    SJHawley Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:45 Comment Link

    How long is this going to be in effect? Is this going to be the same all summer long?

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  • Bob Distler
    Bob Distler Friday, 29 March 2019 12:01 Comment Link

    So pleased about receiving WSF's constructive advice to plan ahead and give ourselves extra time! That will surely solve the problem regarding the loss of 54 car spaces on each sailing.

    Yet another case of a fleet in apparent disrepair coupled with a maintenance schedule that has so many boats offline at the same time.

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