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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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Hop a ferry

Take a ferry and enjoy the ride. I love taking the ferry to Bremerton as a walk on. Plenty to do when you get off in Bremerton.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a ferry and enjoy the ride. I love taking the ferry to Bremerton as a walk on. Plenty to do when you get off in Bremerton.

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Pacific Grove, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've taken the ferry system from Anacortes to Orcas Island many times, as car passengers, and it's always been an enjoyable experience! Be sure to make reservations ahead of time, and they do allow you to bring your own snacks and drinks (although there is a very basic snack bar on board).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For $8 take the 30 min ferry ride and enjoy the mountain and city views. The island itself is really boring. So I recommend just getting off the ferry and getting back in line for an immediate return. One hour or so round trip with spectacular views!

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travel to Bainbridge island on the ferry at least once a month. You cannot beat the view back to the Seattle skyline, that is if you are not watching for whales or seals. The ferry here goes to many islands. All are fun rides, also depending what you want to do on the other side, as it is called.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great way to see the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. The ferries run like clockwork and take the hassle out of moving between Seattle and a number of picturesque locations like Vashon Island, Southworth, The San Juan Islands, Whidby Island and many more. The alternative would be a very long drive or swim. On a good day Mount... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been using various Puget Sound ferries for almost 30 years. They are OK --and do run pretty much on time, but the food and coffee are mediocre and the bathrooms are pretty basic. Also, most of the ferries are pretty old and run down.

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Thank Skip_McGrath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being from the Midwest I still find the ferries a novelty, even though I have lived in Seattle for 15 years. If you are visiting, take the ferry to Bainbridge, soak in the truly epic views. Grab an ice cream at Mora and sail back. You'll be delighted!

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The process of getting the tickets, managing the passengers etc were all well executed. Have been to Bain's bridge island & San Juan islands using the ferry. Both times it's been fun and relaxing!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love taking the ferries! So easy on foot or by car. I recommend downloading the WSDOT app on your smartphone. You can search all of the routes and schedules and see in real-time how many car spots are left.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ferries are an excellent mode of transport for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic enabling travelers to get around to various interesting areas around beautiful Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. Ferries have good facilities for comfortable transport.

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