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ferry. There are 1,265 spaces in three parking lots. Pay parking is in effect at the Anacortes Terminal. Contact 206-729-0241 for additional parking information. For weekend service between 8 AM and 6 PM please contact 360-239-7397. The Washington State Ferries make two daily trips from Ana- cortes to Sidney, B.C. during the summer months. Reservations for the Sidney trip are encouraged and can be made by calling 1-800-808-7977. We recommend making a reservation, espe- cially from May through September and for holiday weekends. You’ll need to make 2 reservations -- one coming to the islands (west bound) and one leaving the islands (east bound) if you’re visiting Orcas or San Juan islands. The system will prompt you to make a round-trip reservation. (Lopez and Shaw islands only have west-bound reservations.) If you can’t get a reservation on your desired day or sailing, reservations are released in 3 tiers to accommodate long and short-term planning by visitors and residents. Walk-ons don’t need a reservation; see below: • The first 30% are released 2 months before the start of each of the four seasonal sailing schedules, for all sailings during that season, meaning that these reservations may be available up to 5 months in advance. • The second 30% are released 2 weeks prior to the specific sailing date. • The third 30% are released 2 days prior to the specific sailing date. Each tier release of space opens online and by phone at 7 AM. The remaining 10% on each sailing is set aside for those without reservations, emergency vehicles, and customers with medical documentation. Approximately 15-20 drive-up/stand-by spaces are often available on most ferries, so if you don’t have a reser- vation, don’t let this stop you from visiting. See the “Anacortes Terminal & Cameras” web page to view the approximate number of available spaces on sailings that day. You must check in at the toll booth at least 30 minutes ahead of your sailing time or you will lose your reservation and will travel standby. It is recommended that you arrive in line for your reserved sailing 45-90 minutes in advance of the sailing depar- ture time due to possible long lines, staging requirements, and loading time. Bring your printed reservation sheet with barcode for easy scanning. There is no extra charge for a reservation, however, to secure a reservation you must provide a debit or credit card which will only be charged $10 if you are a ‘no show.’ Ferry tickets are purchased separately at the Anacortes terminal or online. Tickets are round trip, although be sure to make 2 reservations – one coming and one leaving the islands, as mentioned above. There are several sailings each day to and from each of the 4 islands which almost assures that you’ll get your first, second or third choice of sailing time with a reservation. Reservations are available to all 4 islands from Anacortes, but only from Orcas Island and Friday Harbor/San Juan Island returning to Anacortes. Reservations are not available, or typically needed, on 36


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