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Washington State Ferries

2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
206 464 6400
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As featured in 3 days in Seattle
Ranked #6 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Public Transportation Systems
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Any visit to Seattle that doesn't include even a short ferry trip is one that left out a real experience. Because of its geography, Seattle relies on... more »
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Orlando, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It was neat to see how commuters travel between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. The ferry was well appointed and comfortable and a quick 35 minute ride. For the views you get to see, you can't beat the price.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The ferries are a great way to cross the waterways but also provide a low cost alternative to a boat tour. I actually got to see the whales from the ferry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I was flying solo that night. Just had a bowl and felt pretty good. The feel of the wind in my face as I blasted Hendrix while staring at the Ferris wheel was spectacular. Through my ear budded purple haze I welcomed Bainbridge. Everything was closed so I debated getting a taxi to taco bell since I hadn't eaten anything... More

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Germantown, MD
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

After camping in Olympic National Park for a week, we ended up in Port Angeles where a local person suggested taking the Bainbridge Ferry to downtown Seattle. Bainbridge was about 1 hour, 45 minutes from Port Angeles. It was $17 to take our car on the ferry (it included the two of us). It was about $8 per person if... More

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east amherst
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry to bainbridge island and enjoyed every minute. They are very clean, huge, comfortable and on time! However, as excellent as dinner was on bainbridge at hitchcocks, the island was not worth visiting. We walked up and down winslows main street, where all the shops close at 5.

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Kirkland, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

That about sums it up. On busy days like evenings or weekends you need to show up and wait in line between one and two hours ahead of time if you're driving a vehicle. Pro tip, motorcycles get to go to the front no matter when they show up. I've had a bike for 5 years and never knew this... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Cheap, fast ,efficient and a great way to get around and also get superb views of Seattle from the water.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle. We spent the entire time out on the front of the ferry enjoying the lovely twilight ride with a beautiful, "clear" view of Mount Rainier. Very reasonably priced, scenic ride. Loved it!!!

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Stateline, Nevada
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry from Anacortes out to San Juan Island. While I was taken aback by the price at first, I then found out the $70 dollars I paid for myself, my husband and our truck was a round trip ticket... which made far more sense. They don't tell you this when you pay, so just be prepared. I... More

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Went for few hours to Bainbridge Island via the Washington State Ferry. Wonderful trip across the bay. Fast, clean, plenty of seating and what a bargain! $5.50 one way....the return trip is free!

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