The Long Game

Big Changes Are Coming to Colman Dock

More riders. Old boats. New challenges. Once every decade Washington takes a hard look at the future of waterway transportation.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Seafaring 101

The Bare-Bones Basics to Riding a Ferry

What every passenger should know before embarking.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Game Changers

Seattle's Marine Transit Evolves as the Population Booms

From high-speed commuter boats to the future of hybrid-electric ferries.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Name That Boat

How to Identify Every Boat in Washington's Ferry Fleet

What's in a (ferry's) name? A whole lot of planning, apparently.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Tacoma, Ahoy!

A Tacoma–Seattle Ferry Route Could Soon Be a Thing

Is it time for a new golden age of Puget Sound ferry travel?

04/23/2019 By Allison Williams

On the Big Screen

6 Dark Cinematic Takes on Washington State Ferries

Charting Hollywood’s increasingly grim interpretations of our beloved vessels.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

There and Back Again

Zigzag Across the Puget Sound and Beyond

Twenty terminals. Ten routes. How to travel the region by ferry.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Food Fight

The Ultimate Ferry Food Dining Matrix

Plain bag of potato chips. Local craft beer. Here's what to eat while topside.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Brawl on a Boat

The Biggest Riot on a Ferry You've Never Heard Of

The infamous story of punks gone wild.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Essay

Life at 15 Knots: Coming of Age Aboard a Ferry

Growing up, Rosin Saez took the ferry to get away. Now it brings her home.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Employee Exodus

With Droves of Workers Retiring, What's in Store for Our Ferry Future?

Employees at every level are getting ready to clock out for the last time.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Profiles at Sea

Four People You Meet on a Ferry

A few of the folks who keep your boat afloat.

04/23/2019 By Jaime Archer Photography by Lauren Segal

Nautical Niceties

The 10 Washington Ferry Rider Commandments

Thou shalt follow social etiquette or risk getting duly called out on the boat’s PA system.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Sound and the Ferry

An Abridged Account of Puget Sound's Maritime Past

However drastically fleets have changed over the years, they've always been a steadfast icon in Seattle history.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Anne Dennon

Cover Story

The Complete Guide to Washington Ferries

Inside the most expansive floating transit system in the U.S.

04/23/2019 Edited by Rosin Saez

Shade Index

What Your Ferry Route Says About You

As if taking a ferry to work wasn't peak PNW already.

04/23/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Cover Story

Dinner at the End of the Land

Seattle’s roiling restaurant climate is driving ambitious chefs farther afield. Maybe that’s why some of the best meals in the state now happen way out of town at places like Ælder, Ursa Minor, and Finistère.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Whidbey Island

Saltwater Is All About Seafood

Towers of shrimp, crab, and oysters await at Prima Bistro's new sibling restaurant.

08/14/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Destination: Vashon Island

Bramble House Makes Comfort Exciting

Lia Lira's seasonal fare is at once homey and surprising—and only a 20-minute ferry ride away.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Orcas Island

Diametric Dinners at Hogstone and Ælder

From alfresco pizza to lengthy tasting menus, Jay Blackinton finds balance in two unlikely companion restaurants.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion