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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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US$ 93.00*
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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... read more

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Redmond, Washington
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank dijisree
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Meredith N
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Washington State ferries are an enjoyable zenlike experience. The bainbridge Island ferry from Seattle is always busy and very interesting. Great route for taking engaging pictures - so get that iPhone out and ready!!!!!! There are like 4 levels you can walk on. One of the higher levels has a quiet reading room for about 50 people, Good view there... More 

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

Well worth it for a tourist. best bet is to walk onto the Bainbridge ferry, get out on the island and and walk around the cute town, have lunch, and then ride back to Seattle.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the ride on the Washington State Ferries. We get popcorn and enjoy the views and breeze. We could just ride them round trip and be happy.

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Thank Ryan_Norris1776
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've lived on the Olympic Peninsula for years and never tire of riding the ferry to Seattle. The views in both directions are spectacular with mountains in every direction, islands, and skyline. It's rare but you might see an Orca whale. I saw dolphins once. If you're in Seattle for a short visit, just walk on the ferry (no need... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love riding ALL the ferries in Wash. State.They are safe clean and run on time. The staff is helpful.Always listen to what they say.

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Thank R0add0g
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting Seattle, Washington over the holidays we visited the quaint island of Bainbridge using the ferry service. Very picturesque ride providing great views of Mt. Rainier in the distance and the Seattle skyline. Perfect opportunity to maximize your visit to the Seattle area!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the Washington state ferries are key access to some wonderful islands, not reached by roads. The San Juans are definitely a must see.

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