Washington State Ferries, Seattle

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For a genuine Seattle experience, take a trip on Washington State Ferries, the largest passenger and automobile ferry service in the United States. Carrying nearly 11 million passengers per year, the ferry fleet includes vessels large enough to transport up to 2,500 people and over 200 cars in a single trip. The ferries provide a quick and easy way to travel between the islands and communities surrounding the city. You can take a short ride to touristy Bainbridge Island, noted for its restaurants, shops, and art galleries. To explore the four scenic islands forming the San Juan Archipelago, board a ferry at the main terminal in Anacortes. Check online for prices and departure times, and expect at least a one-hour wait to board. Make Washington State Ferries a part of your Seattle vacation plans using our Seattle road trip planner.
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  • When we visit, we always manage to fit in a ferry ride across the sound. Doesn't matter which route you take, it's a beautiful ride with great views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier., the local scenery. Can't ...  more »
  • Took a quick trip to nearby island for sightseeing and dinner. The ride over was quite nice. Excellent view of city and water. We took car but many walked or biked  more »
  • We needed to ride the ferry from Seattle to Whidbey Island to see a dear friend who lives on the island. It was a great experience although I wish it was a longer ride so we could have enjoyed the gre...  more »
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