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Pierce County Ferry Rider Alert

45 Alerts
May 7, 2021 7:31 AM

The 9:10 will depart 15 minutes late from Steilacoom to tow a vehicle.

The 9:10 will depart 15 minutes late from Steilacoom to tow a vehicle; we expect to be back on schedule for the 12:10 ferry.

May 1, 2021 9:00 AM

On Monday, May 24, the 10:50 pm Anderson Island departure will be cancelled for pontoon inspection.

On Monday, May 24, the 10:50 pm Anderson Island departure will be cancelled to facilitate quarterly pontoon inspections. The last run leaving the island will be the 9:10 pm. Please plan accordingly.

April 30, 2021 9:00 AM

Peak season fares begin May 1. Refund requests for unused non-peak season accepted online by May 10.

Peak season fares start May 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Use of non-peak season tickets is not allowed once peak season begins. Requests for refunds for unused non-peak season tickets will be accepted online only through May 10 by visiting...

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April 30, 2021 6:42 AM

In the month of May, extremely low tides (0 ft and below) will affect low-riding vehicles.

In the month of May, extremely low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. For safety reasons, crews will restrict boarding when tides are at 0 feet or below; other runs may be delayed or canceled entirely when tides are -2’ or below. Pierce County Ferry...

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April 29, 2021 9:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island will impact ferry schedule May 3 with cancellation of runs.

On May 3, the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom & 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are cancelled. There will also be no 11:30 a.m. ferry service from Ketron Island, nor 9:00/9:30 a.m. service runs to/from Ketron.

April 26, 2021 1:11 PM

Steilacoom Ramp repair project is complete. Ferry will resume regular schedule immediately.

Steilacoom Ramp repair project is complete. Ferry will resume regular schedule immediately. Thank you to all Pierce County Ferry riders for your patience during this time.

April 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Steilacoom ramp repair requires cancellation of runs on Sunday, April 25.

Steilacoom ramp repair requires cancellation of these runs on Sunday, April 25: 10:20 pm. from Steilacoom; 9:10 and 10:50 pm from Anderson Island. Please plan accordingly.

April 20, 2021 4:30 PM

The elevator is back in service.

The elevator is back in service.

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April 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Peak season fares begin May 1. Refund requests for unused non-peak season accepted online by May 10.

Peak season fares start May 1 for Pierce County Ferry passengers. Use of non-peak season tickets is not allowed once peak season begins. Requests for refunds for unused non-peak season tickets will be accepted online only through May 10 by visiting...

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April 16, 2021 7:20 AM

The elevator is out of service until further notice.

The elevator is out of service until further notice.

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April 15, 2021 10:00 PM

Steilacoom ramp repair project extended through last week of April.

Crews working for Pierce County will be completing the Steilacoom Ramp Repair project the last week of April. As crews get closer to finishing, a specific date will be provided when regularly scheduled ferry service will resume. The current schedule will...

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April 14, 2021 10:00 AM

Fuel service run to Anderson Island will impact ferry schedule April 19 with cancellation of runs.

Due to Steilacoom II planned main engine overhaul work, on April 19 the 9:30 a.m. departure from Steilacoom and 11:10 a.m. departure from Anderson Island are cancelled. There will also be no 11:30 a.m. departure from Ketron Island, nor 9:00 or 9:30 a.m....

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April 6, 2021 11:06 AM

The 10:35 ferry left 25 minutes late; we'll be back on schedule by the 2:45 departure.

The 10:35 ferry left 25 minutes late; we'll be back on schedule by the 2:45 departure.

April 6, 2021 10:48 AM

The 10:35 departure and following boats will be delayed due to vehicle issue. Watch for updates.

The 10:35 departure and some following boats will be delayed due to car onboard with broken axle requiring removal. Watch for updates.

March 30, 2021 9:30 AM

Coast Guard training will be ongoing this week through May aboard our ferries and in terminal areas.

Coast Guard training will be ongoing this week through May aboard our ferries and in terminal areas.

March 29, 2021

The 12:45 p.m. run from AI is canceled Mar. 30 for emergency repairs on the AI ramp cylinder.

The 12:45 p.m. run from Anderson Island is canceled Tues., Mar. 30 to allow for crews to make emergency repairs on the Anderson Island ramp cylinder. The ferry will make a special run and depart Anderson Island at 1:50 p.m. and will take all vehicles in...

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March 23, 2021 2:17 PM

From March 23-April 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. Avoid tides 0 feet or below.

From March 23-April 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles, RVs, and vehicles with overhang. Crews may restrict boarding when tides reach 0 feet or below. Find tidal info in the Tides & Currents link on our Ferry website to plan your trip.

March 23, 2021 9:47 AM

The 9:30 Steilacoom departure left 11 minutes late; we expect to be back on schedule by 12:10 p.m.

The 9:30 Steilacoom departure left 11 minutes late; we expect to be back on schedule by 12:10 p.m.

March 19, 2021 9:00 AM

From Mar 23-Apr 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles. Use www.noaa.gov to plan your trip.

From March 23-April 30, low tides will affect low-riding vehicles, RVs, and vehicles with overhang. Crews may restrict boarding when tides reach 0 feet or below.

These low tides are in conjunction with previously announced high tide impacts which run...

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March 15, 2021 9:10 AM

The online ticketing issue has been corrected; ticket purchase is now available online or in person.

The online ticketing issue has been corrected; ticket purchase is now available online or in person. Thank you.

March 15, 2021 7:05 AM

Online ticketing system is currently down.

The online point of sale ticketing system is currently down. Please allow for extra time to purchase tickets in the terminal building.

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March 12, 2021 4:14 PM

The 3:50 PM departure from Steilacoom left 10 minutes late.

The 3:50 PM departure from Steilacoom left 10 minutes late. We expect to be back on schedule for the 6:10 PM departure from Steilacoom.

March 12, 2021 3:00 PM

Starting 3/19/21, the 11:05 p.m. run from Ketron Island to Steilacoom will be permanently cancelled.

Due to minimal demand and ridership, Pierce County Ferry will permanently cancel the 11:05 p.m. run from Ketron Island to Steilacoom starting Mar. 19.

March 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Schedule impacts are reduced during Steilacoom ramp repair.

Schedule impacts are reduced during Steilacoom ramp repair. Sunday nights and Monday mornings will no longer have cancellations. Click the link to view schedule impacts and learn more: www.piercecountywa.gov/ferryramp.

March 5, 2021 8:00 AM

During Steilacoom ramp repairs, high tides will affect low-riding/long overhanging vehicles.

During Steilacoom ramp repairs, high tides will affect low-riding vehicles, vehicles with trailers, or vehicles with long overhang. Crews will restrict boarding when tides reach and exceed 10 feet. Find tide info at www.noaa.gov to plan your trip.

March 3, 2021 7:35 AM

The elevator is out of service until further notice.

The elevator is out of service until further notice.

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February 28, 2021

Starting Mon., Mar. 1, Steilacoom ramp repair project to start; expect schedule impacts.

Pierce County Ferry riders should expect schedule impacts once repair work to improve operations at the Steilacoom Landing is underway. The work will run until mid-April. Click the link to view schedule impacts and learn more...

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February 24, 2021 4:14 PM

The 3:50 PM departure from Steilacoom left 20 minutes late.

The 3:50 PM departure from Steilacoom left 20 minutes late. We expect to be back on schedule for the 8:35 PM departure from Steilacoom.

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February 3, 2021 3:26 PM

Ferry riders and crew are required to follow TSA mandates related to proper wearing of face masks.

Pierce County Ferry riders and crew are required to follow TSA mandates related to proper wearing of face masks, per federal law. Face masks are to be worn at all times. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal, and may result in...

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February 3, 2021 9:00 AM

Steilacoom ramp repair work will impact ferry schedule starting March 1.

Steilacoom Ramp Repair work will impact schedule in March.
Pierce County Ferry riders should expect schedule impacts once a repair project at the Steilacoom Landing to improve operations is underway starting Mar. 1. Find more information at...

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February 2, 2021 9:00 AM

Due to extremely low tides, the 10:20 pm & 10:50 pm departures on Feb. 8, 9, and 10 are canceled.

Due to extremely low tides, the 10:20 pm Steilacoom & 10:50 pm Anderson Island departures on Feb. 8, 9, and 10 are canceled. Find tide predictions at http://www.noaa.gov to plan your trip. Contact Ferry customer service at 253-588-1950 with questions.

December 23, 2020 12:50 PM

Discontinuing Ferry Tracker tool later this month; unavailable on website. Sorry for inconvenience.

Ferry Tracker tool to be discontinued later this month and unavailable on website. No budget for replacement tool. Other vessel tracking tools are available online. Loading lane cameras show when ferry at or near docks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

November 30, 2020 2:50 PM

Steilacoom terminal will be closed 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Dec. 1

Steilacoom terminal will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily for sanitization beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. In-person tickets at the terminal will not be available during this time. Online tickets can be purchased any time.

September 25, 2020 4:15 PM

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards

Effective 9/25/20, Pierce County Ferry will stop the use of plastic loading cards. Thank you for your patience as we work to apply solutions to help reduce line cutting occurrences. An alternative solution will be implemented at a later date.

September 15, 2020 9:09 AM

New oversize/overweight load policy for Pierce County Ferry; modular homes no longer accepted.

New policy addresses oversize and overweight loads on Pierce County Ferry system. We may not accept oversize or overweight loads that negatively affect ferry service. Specifically, modular homes will no longer be accepted. View policy at link below.

September 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules for flammable liquids and using medical priority boarding.

Formal Pierce County Ferry policies effective Sept. 1 clarify rules on prohibition of flammable liquids and use of medical priority boarding. Follow link below for full details on these policies.

August 18, 2020 2:00 PM

On Sept. 1, Youth fares reduced to $2.70; ID may be required. Overwide vehicles reduced to 8.5’.

Effective Sept. 1, Youth fares will be reduced from $3.25 to $2.70; ID may be required for older teens. Refund requests for Youth tickets may be submitted through Sept. 10.

Overwide vehicles (reduced from over 11’ to over: 8.5’ wide, 80' long, 14' high...

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June 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry.

To comply with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pierce County Ferry will require that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn in public spaces at the terminal and on the ferry, effective Friday, June 26.

June 1, 2020 3:16 PM

Recent driving incidents prompt reminder: PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior.

Recent aggressive driving incidents endangered safety of crew and passengers. PC Ferry has zero tolerance for unsafe driving behavior. Please bring patience and courtesy when riding ferry and follow directions of crew.

May 18, 2020 3:24 PM

Stay home, Stay Healthy. Ferry cabin limited to 25 passengers. Please follow social distancing.

Ferry passenger cabin is limited to 25 passengers. This allows more space for passengers and crew to maintain social distance. Please follow social distancing while in waiting lines, at terminal, and on the ferry. Pierce County Ferry supports essential...

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March 17, 2020 3:18 PM

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update - USCG crew requirements now added

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Update page now includes US Coast Guard crew requirement to operate ferry. We strive to keep you informed, so that you can make appropriate plans. Please follow link and stay informed.

March 13, 2020

Pierce County Ferry Rider Service Updates

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19. Please follow link to learn about the latest service updates.

March 6, 2020 11:19 AM

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets. Thank you.

During the COVID-19 concern, we will not be pre-screening tickets; they'll be scanned on the terminal during boarding. Thank you for your attention to this change in procedure.

March 5, 2020 2:47 PM

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department regarding COVID-19.

Pierce County has partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to make sure we pass on timely guidance concerning COVID-19.

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June 26, 2019 3:18 PM

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. Do not leave gaps.

As of July 1, cutting in ferry loading lanes may be subject to $48 fine. To avoid opportunities for line cutting, park directly behind vehicle ahead of you and do not leave gaps; stay with your vehicle. See link for updated ferry loading guidelines..