Kitsap Transit announced Wednesday that the 240-passenger ferry, M/V Finest, will be out of service until further notice due to repairs.
The 172-passenger M/V Melissa Ann will step in to serve the Kingston to Seattle route. Based on recent ridership trends, KT anticipates the vessel will reach capacity on tonight’s 5:05 p.m. departure from Seattle and possibly on the 7:05 a.m. departure from Kingston tomorrow due to its smaller holding size.
If the Melissa Ann reaches capacity on the 5:05 p.m. departure from Seattle tonight, fast ferry customers can either board the next sailing at 6:45 p.m or take a the 5:45 p.m. sailing from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on the Washington State Ferries.
If the vessel also reaches capacity tomorrow morning on the 7:05 a.m. departure from Kingston, Kitsap Transit will have a bus on site to take riders to the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal. From the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, riders can hop on a Route 91 bus which drops riders off at the Suquamish Park & Ride, George’s Corner Park & Ride, and Washington & E. 1st Street in Kingston.
Customers who need to go to West Kingston Road or Bayside Community Church Park & Ride should take the Kingston Fast Ferry as the Route 91 bus does not travel to these locations. Route 302 serves the Bayside Community Church Park & Ride.