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price of ferry travel tripping me up

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price of ferry travel tripping me up

Going from anacortes to orcas on sept 19, then to sidney, via friday harbor on sept 21, thenfrom sidney back to anacortes on sept 26. Seems like i will be pay twice togetback to anacortes. I came up with $200+, which seems high, did I miscalculate?

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1. Re: price of ferry travel tripping me up

Anacortes - Orcas, car & driver $48.30, Passenger $12.45, total $60.75

Orcas - Sidney, car & driver $30.75, Passenger $6.90, total $37.65

Sidney - Anacortes, car & driver $59.85, Passenger $15.00, total $74.85

Grand total $173.25

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How to you know how much the WA state ferry will be come Sept 26th coming from Sidney BC to Anacortes when the current schedule ends Sept 22nd and at this point we don't know what the schedule will be after that for BC to WA...some years there hasn't even been a BC to Anacortes ferry after mid Sept and until late March. They have not announced what they are doing this year after Sept 22nd......we ourselves won't count on it in this economy so we plan on making a BC trip before Sept 22nd as who knows when/what the schedule will be for that run until late Spring.

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thanks ibgardyloo, that's what I came up with but I neglected to mention the $50+ for the ferry to and from Salt Spring - hence the $200+ figure.

So where normally you pay only on the westbound trip, coming back is no charge, I would be paying twice. No way around that I guess.

aha! Drifting_clouds, THAT's why I didn't see a schedule, but the fares are posted. That being the case, I may be in a bit of trouble since I already have my flight tix.

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>> How to you know how much the WA state ferry will be come Sept 26th coming from Sidney BC to Anacortes when the current schedule ends Sept 22nd... <<

Just going by the calendar/fare calculator at WSF, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/fares/

I also don't know what the US$-CN$ exchange rate will be in September, nor where the Dow will close tomorrow.

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Yesterday WSDOT didn't have the Fall schedules for the Islands on their web site yet when I went there and checked but I see in this mornings local online paper that the Fall schedule has been released just today and fortunately the Sidney run has been retained until Dec. 29th....this is early for them to release it but we're glad to see it. There is be one ferry a day leaving Sidney at noon. …wa.gov/ferries/…

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