The Washington State Ferry system has added a new step to the travel routine for those of you visiting us from the mainland: reservations. This can be a wonderful time-saving method for trip planning. Here are the basics about the system:
Washington State Ferry is currently accepting reservations for the Winter 2015 sailing schedule in effect through March 21, 2015 and the Spring 2015 sailing schedule in effect March 22, 2015 – June 13, 2015.
San Juan Islands tiered release of space occurs at 7:00 am 2 months prior to each season start date – then 2 weeks, and then 2 days prior to each sailing date.
Reservation holders are prioritized. Limited spaces per sailing are available for drive up customers. If you don’t have a reservation, at busy times you may wait multiple sailings for a space. Since the Tucker House is conveniently located a few blocks from the ferry you may choose to leave your vehicle in Anacortes and walk on.
Additional information is available by tuning to the Highway Advisory Radio as you approach the terminal.
- Reservations may be made at Save a Spot or via phone.
Here are more ferry tips as you plan your trip to Friday Harbor.
Call Center Hours for reservations: 4:00 am until 8:30 pm, 7 days a week Statewide: call 1-888-808-7977; Out of State: 206-464-6400