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“A must do in Seattle”

Washington State Ferries
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Seattle to Victoria Ferry: One-Way and Roundtrip Tickets
Ranked #3 of 443 things to do in Seattle
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Seattle, Washington
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“A must do in Seattle”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This isn't on too many people's list but this is a must for the northwest. The views are great and riding there are a lot of interesting things going on at many of the several destinations the ferry serve. I recommend Bremerton though.

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Most visitors take the Seattle-Bainbridge boat and tour Winslow on Bainbridge Island, which is a great way to spend a long afternoon. But, those "in the know" will drive up to Edmonds... which is a cute little downtown with shops and more and then walk onto the Edmonds-Kingston ferry for a nice afternoon. Kingston has a few restaurants, an outdoor activity center (Kingston Adventures) and a two-screen movie theater (Firehouse Theater). It is cute and quaint. On Saturdays in summertime, there is a farmers market at the ferry dock in Kingston, also. Such a fun way to spend a quiet afternoon. Edmonds and Kingston and Puget Sound.

Visited January 2014
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Salt Lake City
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“Can't Miss”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

I knew my Seattle trip had to include a ferry ride. We took the ferry to Bainbridge Island to explore. It was a short 35 minute ride (we walked on and planned to explore Bainbridge on foot). Traveling without a car allows you to get on and off the ferry pretty quickly, although they also seemed to be very efficient in loading and unloading cars with drivers. There is plenty of seating, both enclosed and outside. It was a cold autumn day, so we didn't spend much time outside, but did spend some time walking around outside while onboard. There was an armed Coast Guard escort on the return trip as we left Bainbridge Island and upon arrival at Seattle.
It was beautiful to see Seattle from the water. The city was socked in by fog, but once we got out onto the water and on Bainbridge Island, we had sunshine and blue skies. If you're hungry, you can carry food onto the ship, or buy standard snack bar food onboard.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great Value, Great Views”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I've only been on the Bainbridge and Bremerton ferries but both were great. I've taken my car each time. Also, if you have a dog they are allowed upstairs on the outer deck. Pretty affordable trips too, definitely better than the toll bridge and gas.

Visited November 2013
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Boston, MA
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“Convenient and easy to take a day trip”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We took a ferry to Bainbridge Island for about 4 hours on a day trip from Seattle. The ferry schedule was really easy to find online, and we just walked up to the desk 15 minutes before the ferry left and bought tickets. There are plenty of sailing times which makes it really easy to use. We just walked around Bainbridge Island, which was really cute! There are a ton of little shops and restaurants and an amazing ice cream shop - Mora. Highly recommend taking the ferry to Bainbridge!

Visited October 2013
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