Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route beginning on Friday, April 10, due to the M/V Samish being out of service due to needed rudder repairs.
Until further notice, the route will operate on a three-boat schedule instead of its usual four-boat service. Reservations will also be suspended through April 25, 2020.
However, all passengers seeking to travel should be able to do so without reservations due to declines in ridership increasing the amount of available standby space.
These service changes will allow WSF time to repair the vessel while also ensuring that an appropriate level of service is provided - based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to COVID-19.
WSF thanks you for your patience and understanding while it works to maintain the WSF fleet.
You can view all travel alerts at the WSF Travel Bulletins page.
Patty Pirnack Friday, 10 April 2020 18:55 Comment Link
I’ve lived on Orcas Island for almost 30 years. We support the counties Visitor Guidelines for the most part. Some of us have health issues and have to go to doctors appointments on mainland. If someone has a second home here and pay taxes in the county then they should be allowed to occupy their home here. Otherwise there is nothing open and lodging and moorage are shut down. The parks are closed. There are not a lot of options for tourists wanting to come here at all. That’s why ferries are pretty much empty. It’s not a privilege to live here....it’s an honor and we should all be grateful. It saddened me though to see the hostility exuding from the above comments. Good job County, Great job Island Market and Co-op, good job to the other businesses that are still serving us and good job to the islanders who are following the guidelines.Report
Holly Page Bryant Friday, 10 April 2020 09:21 Comment Link
PLEASE ALL TOURISTS...STAY AWAY FROM OUR ISLANDS!!!Report
WE LIVE HERE...STAY WHERE YOU LIVE! YOU ARE PUTTING OUR PEOPLE AT RISK BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE YOURSELF ABOVE THE EDICTS BEGGING YOU TO STAY AWAY. YOU COULD HAVE OUR DEATHS ON YOUR HEADS. PLEASE GO HOME, PLEASE!!!