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Washington State Ferries

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Neighbourhood: Belltown
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Address: 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52, Seattle, WA 98104-1410
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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San Juan Islands day trip

Must do day trip to experience the San Juan Islands. Drive to Anacortes and park the car. Buy walk-on passenger tickets. Buy tickets for ferry that stops at Shaw, Lopez, Orcas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must do day trip to experience the San Juan Islands. Drive to Anacortes and park the car. Buy walk-on passenger tickets. Buy tickets for ferry that stops at Shaw, Lopez, Orcas & San Juan Island. Walk off at Friday . Walk around town & have lunch. Catch Eastbound ferry back to Anacortes. You should have about 3-hr stay in Friday... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For me, riding the ferry, any ferry is a treat! Check for need of a reservation. Don't miss the chance to ride, even if you just walk on!

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SeaTac, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most wonderful trip a visitor can experience to see the mountains of the olympics and the waters of puget sound

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful cruise from Seattle to Bainbridge Island! Easy access to the ferry from the public parking lot which is located across the street. The ferry tickets are quite reasonably priced $8+ for adult and $4+ for senior. The cost to park the car was almost the same price. The ferry ride is only 35 minutes each way and offers a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ferry to Bainbridge island was quick and easy.All of the employees were very helpful.Only downside is the schedule can have small gaps in between ferries if you miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in Seattle you see these ferry boats going back and forth across Puget Sound and we decided to take a ride. For $ 8.60 each, we booked fare to Bainbridge Island. What a great trip to see Seattle from the water, great photo ops. The mountains pop up from behind the hi-rises and you can see them surround the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took Bremerton to Seattle ferry, the views were spectacular as Mt Rainier was out in all her glory. The ferry was clean as was the men's restroom. The snack bar was open and the cheese burger was very good. I used to commute on this ferry from 2004-2008 and the food is much better. My trip was a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveled from Port Orchard to Seattle via foot ferry then Bremerton-Seattle Ferry and back. Easy as pie (not sure what that means). Total cost $12.10 per person. Why do it? Because you're in Seattle. You can get stuck in traffic and hunt for parking in every major city, do something different. There is something to be said about stress reduction.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful trip to Bainbridge Island!! The scenery was sooo beautiful. It was too chilly to stay outside, but we stayed out there as long as we could to soak up the scenery!! Once on the island, it was breathtakingly gorgeous!! The shops were quaint and there were plenty of places to wine taste or sit and have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a wonderful experience to ride a ferry weather rain or shine. Always worth the trip. Love the ride to Vashon for the quaint little town. Love the interesting ride to Bainbridge from Seattle. And The View coming over from Bainbridge towards Seattle has the most amazing view of downtown.

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