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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
Fee: No
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Washington ferries are the best

Beautiful views of the Sound and Islands from every boat. Walk on, walk off. Visit great towns and enjoy the beauty.

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful views of the Sound and Islands from every boat. Walk on, walk off. Visit great towns and enjoy the beauty.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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If there is only one place in Seattle area that you must visit, it should be the fantastic Bainbridge Island, not the overrated space needle. You can visit the Island through the Washington State Ferries with just 8.25$ for the whole travel. Just use this ferry.

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Centennial, Colorado
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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Never cease to be amazed by the efficiency of the ferry system. Drive or walk on. Great fun and a classic northwest experience. Must try if you are in the area.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you need to or just have the option take the ferry. It's stress free and gives you time to relax instead of fighting ground traffic. We saw killer whales once and seals almost every other time while on the ferry.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seattle is blessed with a number of iconic pieces of architecture & topography as well as iconic experiences: the Space Needle, the Mountains, the Sound, Pike Place, etc. To me, it is a ride on a Washington State Ferry that tops the list. There are routes that are particularly rewarding. The San Juan routes - leaving from Anacortes and weaving... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took two separate ferries while in the Seattle area.. The cost is minimal and more then worth the sight seeing alone.. The seating area is clean and comfortable and the views incredible!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These ferries are old, but they're a neat way to get across the Seattle waterways. We went to Bainbridge Island, and I was surprised at how fast the ferry was chugging along. There are bathrooms and food available on board, and it's cheap!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time I had to load a car onto a ferry. Nothing but the nicest people to help you. I had to call 3x and I always got the help I needed.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Riding the Washington state ferry system is an adventure. As a native Washingtonian I've utilized the ferry system my entire life. Though it can seem expensive and can require reservations depending on which route your riding, It's a worthy trip. The opportunity to cruise the Puget Sound is unlike anything else on a sunny day. If your a tourist looking... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a ferry to Vashon Island. You'll be so happy you did. Washington State Ferries are easily accessible from Pike Place Market and downtown. The price is affordable and the pleasure immense. Troll the waters of the Puget Sound as you watch the skyline of Seattle fade away. Get off at Vashon Island and discover a truly quaint and picturesque... More 

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