WSF announces three-boat schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries

Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, and running through Sunday, Nov. 4, WSF will run a three-boat schedule in the islands, which can be viewed at Schedule.pdf.

Unfortunately, this means canceling Sidney service for those two weeks, as staff focus on domestic service. It will also mean canceling reservations for that fortnight with passengers sailing on a first-come, first-served basis, as the current reservation system can’t be amended with a new schedule. The Olympic Class Samish (144 cars) and Issaquah Class Chelan (124 cars) will be assigned to the Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Orcas/Lopez/Shaw runs, with the Evergreen State Class Tillikum (87 cars) on the interisland route.

The schedule leaves the interisland schedule intact and gives each island six sailings a day. Passenger alerts will be sent out and more media coverage is to come.