We are a family of 4 (2 children ages 4 and 10) and will be in Washington state the July 4th week. We will be spending 3 days in Anacortes - plan to do a day trip to Victoria OR San Juan Island, and the other 1.5 days see Whidbey Island and vicinity.
I really want to see Victoria. Plan is to do a day trip via the Anacortes foot ferry on Monday morning - this lands in Sidney at 10:20 am and hope to leave by the 6pm ferry.
* I know we catch Bus #70 from ferry terminal to downtown Victoria- how long is the ride to downtown? Is it easier to take a cab vs waiting for a bus? Also, on the way back, how early should we catch the bus back to the ferry terminal?
* I hope to have lunch; do a bus tour and maybe Miniature world, and of course walk around downtown. I don't think we will have time to do anything else. Do we have to make a reservation for the tour -Gray line bus tour ??
Any suggestions for a family friendly lunch place (no fish food) would be great - maybe with a nice view?
Also, do they have food aboard the ferry? I am thinking when we return, it will be dinner time and I may end up doing a take out (maybe from someplace near the sidney ferry terminal) and eating on the ferry - any suggestions?
* Finally is the itinerary doable??