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Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations Home Page


Convenient and Predictable Travel on Washington's Marine Highways.

Planning to travel by ferry? Save A Spot vehicle reservations can help make your next ferry trip a smooth sailing. It's easy to get started. Simply click the "Make a Reservation" button on the right.

Routes Accepting Reservations for the 2016 Winter and Spring Sailing Schedules:

  • Port Townsend/Coupeville
  • Anacortes/San Juans
  • International service between Anacortes and Sidney B.C. will resume on March 20, 2016, the first day of spring schedule (reserve now)

Reservations are available for vehicles only (walk-on passengers board without reservations) 

Click here to learn more


Reservations for both the 2016 Winter sailing schedule, Dec. 27 - March 19, and the 2016 Spring sailing schedule, March 20-June 11, are currently available. 

The first 30% of reservable space on the Anacortes/San Juan Island route is released 2 months prior to the schedule start date. (All tall space is released within the 1st tier). An additional 30% of vessel space is released at 7:00am 2 weeks before each sailing date, and then the final 30% is released at 7:00am 2 days before each sailing date.

No Reservation? Standby space often available on San Juan Islands sailings - if you need to travel at the last minute or can't make a reservation you can travel standby. While you may not always get on the sailing of your choice, we often have space available when people don't show up for their reservations or when reservation holders end up traveling at a different time.

Call Center Hours: 6:00am until 6:45pm, 7 days a week  Statewide: call 1-888-808-7977; Out of State: 206-464-6400.

Account Types

Guest User
For infrequent ferry travelers or visitors

Universal Account
For occasional to frequent ferry users

Executive Account
For Wave2Go Business users


  • No account necessary, simply reserve your desired sailing.


  • You must provide a valid credit card in lieu of an upfront deposit.

How to Sign Up:

  • No sign up necessary. Click on Make a Reservation.


  • Travel and payment information is saved for quicker reservations.


  • You must provide a valid credit card in lieu of an upfront deposit.

How to Sign Up:

  • Click on Create a Reservation Account.


  • Ability to pay fare with WSF Business Account cards.


  • Have an active Wave2Go Business account.

How to Sign Up:

  • Call WSF Customer Service at 1-888-808-7977 or 206-464-6400.

Traveling with a Reservation


  • Each route has a specific time that reservation holders should arrive at their departure terminal to ensure they are loaded on their reserved sailing:
Departures from Port Townsend/Coupeville: Arrive 30-45 minutes in advance of reserved sailing.
Departures from Sidney, B.C.:  Arrive 90 minutes in advance to ensure process by immigration. Please arrive with 
your travel documents ready and in hand.
Departures from Anacortes (domestic): Arrive at least 30 to 60 minutes in advance of the reserved sailing for westbound
travel and arrive 30- 45 min. prior for eastbound departures from the islands. .
Departures from Anacortes (international): Arrive 60 minutes in advance of reserved sailing. Please arrive with 
your travel documents ready and in hand.
  • If you arrive late for your reservation or decide to travel on an earlier sailing, you will travel standby as space is available.
  • If you do not show up for travel on the route reserved on the same day of your reservation, you will be charged a No-Show fee.
  • Note: You will incur a No-Show Fee based on vehicle size if you cancel the reservation after 5pm the day prior or do not travel on the same service day as your reservation.

What to bring

  • Print barcode from confirmation email if possible.  If not, bring reservation confirmation number.
  • If travelling to or from Sidney B.C., please review the international travel information to ensure you have the correct documentation to enter Canada or the U.S.


Changing or Cancelling a Reservation

  • Reservations must be canceled by 5pm the day prior to travel in order to avoid a no-show fee.
  • Unlimited changes are permitted up to 5pm the day prior to the reserved sailing. One change is allowed after 5pm but must be made more than two hours in advance of the reserved sailing for Coupeville/Port Townsed and three hours in advance for Anacortes/San Juan Island reservations.  Any reservations cancelled after making the one allowable change after 5pm the day before will be charged a no-show fee.
  • No changes or cancellations are permitted after the Reservation Deadline, which is currently two hours for Port Townsend Coupeville routes and three hours for the Anacortes San Juan Island routes.
  • Reservations for San Juan Island travel are reserved as separate legs. if you change or cancel an outbound trip please be reminded you need to modify the return trip as well to avoid no-show fees.


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