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The Ferry system in Wa is almost always running on time. Some routes are free one way for walk ons. Some smaller vessels take reservations. All have been clean and presentable. Our destinations have included Seattle, Bainbridge, Southworth, Vashon, Pt Townsend, Whidbey, Kingston, Edmonds. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frank D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to go over to Langley on Whidbey Island. The ferry was well run, organized, easy off and on with the car. A fun addition to our adventure!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CharlotteSadie
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used the ferry to Seattle from Bremerton and it was very enjoyable. The ferry was very clean and affordable. It was actually quite beautiful to ride back during sunset! This way you can stay outside the city and easily get there every day :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LynaeKylee
Reviewed 2 days ago

One each of our Seattle visit, we try to fit in a trip to Bainbridge Island on the ferry. Very inexpensive for senior tickets, the ferries not only wisk you to Bainbridge in comfortable style - but also provide breathtaking views of the the island...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 days ago

EASY to get across the water and go explore the unknown. Every time I ride a ferry, I am inspired. Take a day trip and plan on a LOT of extra fitness walking, a fine lunch and a new attitude with Wa. State Ferries. YES!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WendyTheTutor
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got to travel on two ferries: from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on our way to Mt Olympia NP and the from Kingston to Seattle on the return trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phillips J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just beautiful views and always fun to take a boat ride, no mater the weather. Sit on the top deck..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beinman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Seattle you must do three things at a minimum: eat some fresh salmon, walk through Pike Place Market and ride a ferry! Super easy to do especially if you walk-on (vs driving a car on). For the briefest experience do a round...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For only 8.50/person you get the opportunity to thourougly enjoy the Seattle Skyline. And once you get off the ferry (if you happen to take the bain bridge, definitely explore the little shops nearby.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 354sheenad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Finally had my ferry ride and it was amazing ~ the view was wonderful and we took the ferry from Seattle to bainbridge island. You can easily purchase your ticket from the ticket kiosk and it’s $8.5 per person round trip. Inside the ferry there’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 26, 2019|
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Response from Fleetwoodmac9 | Reviewed this property |
It is charged by vehicle. When I rode from Bainbridge Island to Seattle, it was one price, not per person.
January 1, 2019|
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Response from Fleetwoodmac9 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps the MV Spokane and the MV Walla Walla?
December 11, 2018|
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Response from crabandgoat | Reviewed this property |
State of Washington would never give anything away for free.
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Franko D
Tampa, Florida
San Juan Island and Orcas Island by car in one day? (3 Replies)
Does anyone know if you can do both San Juan Island and Orcas Island by car with the Washington State Ferries in one day? I understand it takes a long time to board the ferries if you have a car. I would like to spend atleast 5 hours on each island. Does anyone know if this is possible if you get an early start? I'm not from this area and my time in this area is limited.
August 11, 2012|
Response fromPala32|
Going over and not spending the night isn't really worth it to me. As comcox says spending 5 hours on each island isn't really possible due to the schedules.
Gilbert, Arizona
Best way to get to Victoria from Seattle? (7 Replies)
I've read mixed reviews of Victoria Clipper's service from Seattle to Victoria. But I can't find a route to Victoria via Seattle on Washington State Ferries' website. Anyone know of a better way to get to Victoria from Seattle other than by using Victoria Clipper? Thanks!
June 13, 2008|
Response fromRobyn|
There are no other direct ferry services between Seattle and Victoria other than by the Victoria Clipper. If you want to use the Washington state ferry, you have to drive an hour drive north of Seattle to the town of Anacortes and take the ferry to the town of Sidney on Vancouver Island, which is a half hour drive north of Victoria. There's also the Coho ferry, which goes from Port Angeles to Victoria. The only problem is that Port Angeles is several hours west of Seattle and the Coho...More
Seattle, Washington
new ferry service from Seattle to Port Townsend (5 Replies)
This is brand new never before offer to take a ferry from dowtown Seattle to Pt. Townsend. Pt Townsend is an old city filled with Victorian homes etc. It would be a very scenic excursion if you have a day to spend in Seattle. Normally you have to drive quite a ways to get on this ferry but they have put this in to help bring visitors to Pt. Townsend for Xmas. The fare is $6.70 for psgrs. This would be a great day trip for visitors. Washington State Ferries Announces Holiday...More
December 17, 2007|
Response frommigobeachnow|
Thanks for this great information. Too bad it is not a permanent route. Wouldn't it be great if you could get anywhere by ferry? Tacoma to Seattle, Olympia to Tacoma or Seattle, etc. We have such an amazing transportation corridor sitting there unfulfilled. It sure would beat sitting in I-5 traffic. But, as usual, no one would be willing to pay for it.