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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 #7 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

$8 for a round-trip to Bainbridge Island. Easy walking distance to shopping and dining locations. We took an organized tour which met us at the exit of the Washington State Ferry. There is plenty of seating options been for rush hour. Great view of Mt. Rainier on a clear day. We did not use the auto portion of the ferry... More

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry to Bainbridge Island to visit relatives for the day. Came back over to Seattle at night and snapped a few photos coming into port. It is a comfortable 35 min ride.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a very good experience. Ferry was on time and the booking of tickets was easy on-line. We took our car and it was fast and efficient loading and unloading.

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Waitsburg, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Clean, dependable, and a wonderful experience in itself, especially if you have never gone. Walking on, or paying the toll for your car is so easy.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful example of government infrastructure. The ferry was well maintained and clean. It was a joy to cross from Seattle to Bremerton with ease and at an affordable price. Being desert dwellers, this was an adventure.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The one star goes to the ferry ride- 30min ride thats very nice in the summer. Bathrooms are ok. It is nice that u can walk around the ferry or stay in the car and sleep- or whatever u like to do. The second star goes to the crew on the ferry. Back in 2010 ish i remember the ferry... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island. The ferry was easy to use and inexpensive and we enjoyed beautiful views of the city's skyscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the ferry from Seattle to Bremerton as we made our way to Port Angeles. $13.50 for driver and car, $8.00 for adult passenger and $4.00 for child passenger. Beautiful sights! Plenty of seating inside or outside, depending on your preference. One note: finding parking g down in the ferry docking area was impossible, and there is no place... More

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Study Seattle's ferries as a lesson in good public transit---reliable, on scheule, fast, frequent and the only way to islands. Watch the choreographed loading and unloading of bikes, motorcycles and cars. Great views of islands and Seattle's skyline. Bainbridge Island is compact and walkable---new art museum up the hill from ferry landing, shopping/ cafe street, a gorgeous harbor with many... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

lots of flexibility and timely, what's not to like. The traveler info on board is also a nice feature. Save a lot of time compared to driving around the Puget Sound

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