Cold Weather & Ferry Service

Good morning,

Please be advised there is a gale wind warning in effect through Tuesday morning for the northern inland waters of Puget Sound including the San Juan Islands. The north wind and freezing temperatures may cause service interruptions or delays. As of right now, the ferry is running on the regular sailing schedule; however, service was delayed this morning due to the cold. We will keep you posted if anything changes.

For your safety, we would like to kindly ask you to be mindful of a couple of things:

1) The dock ramps are very slick when it is this cold; we suggest not riding your bicycle up the ramp. Instead, please walk it up the walkway.

2) If you are walking on the ferry, please pay extra attention on the walkways and aprons, particularly as you are getting on/off the vessel.

3) When approaching the ferry terminals by car, please watch your speed. This goes for when driving on/off the car deck of the vessel as well.

If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Captain Rachel Rowe

Ferry Operations Division Manager

Skagit County Public Works

Anacortes Terminal – 500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

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Source; Skagit County Email 2.4.2019 10:28 AM