Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route will be back to two boat service on Saturday and Sunday

(COUPEVILLE)- The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will remain on one-boat service Friday, August 11. An underwater dive inspection uncovered more damage than expected to M/V Salish. The damage found will require the vessel to go out of service through at least the end of August while repairs are made. As a result, a series of vessel moves are planned to restore two-boat service to the route for the busy weekend ahead. M/V Chetzemoka will join the route Saturday to restore full service through Sunday.

For Friday, August 11, reservation holders for all sailings will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis for all in-service sailings on M/V Kennewick (vessel #1). New reservations will be unavailable for the day, and stand-by space may be very limited or unavailable as reservation holders from both vessels are prioritized on each sailing. Be advised that stand-by customers may be turned away at the tollbooth, or instructed to come back later if reservation holders fill all staging lanes. Reservation holders unable to travel will not be charged a no-show fee. Alternate routes (Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton) are strongly advised while the route is operating with one vessel.

Regular service resumes on Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 13. Reservations remain open for these dates, and customers with existing reservations will be able to travel as reserved.