Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle WA, USA
I lived in both Port Angeles and Seattle.
Motorycles get preferential treatment on Ferries and head of the line priveledge. I have never made a reservation and have had my bike on many times. Never used any straps either. MC's are the first vehicles directed to drive off.
You will be directed to the front and parked to the extreme left or ride side against the walls. I have found placing the bike on the sidestand and in gear
was all I needed to do.
When the are full of cars they will look for any remaining MC's that have driven up and are parked and waiting - they are motioned up and placed in the aft end so they won't have to wait for the next ferry.
Ferry workers take good care of bike folks in my experience.
*Then go up and get a cup of Starbucks and enjoy the ride!!
P.S. > When ya get into the Canadian side they serve French Fries with gravy - Try it, they are delicious!
Good luck on the ride - Bring Rain Gear!!!
47+ Yrs Daily Motorcycle Street riding for Therapy
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
2007 Black Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - Sold
2007 Red Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - Sold
2005 LT Dark Graphite - (Sold)
2005 PearlBlue FJR1300 (Sold)
3 BMW's, 8 HD baggers, 3 Goldwings & 860K + miles later
*Ridin steady since 1973