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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
Phone Number: +1 206-464-6400
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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My ride home

I live on the Kitsap Peninsula and I rely on the ferries to get to Seattle where I worked for many years and where I regularly play. If you are in Seattle, you must take a ferry... read more

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Poulsbo, Washington
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Poulsbo, Washington
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live on the Kitsap Peninsula and I rely on the ferries to get to Seattle where I worked for many years and where I regularly play. If you are in Seattle, you must take a ferry ride. It's cheap, you pay only one direction, you can ride to Bainbridge Island (35 minutes), shop and/or eat in the little town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get to the ferry dock early. The ferry is a little spendy but worth the experience. If you get to the ferry terminal early park and walk to Ivan's walk up window and order some great seafoodeals to take back to your car to eat while you wait.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great way to get on the water and snap beautiful pictures of the Seattle skyline/shoreline. It's only 8 bucks to walk-on to the ferry to Bainbridge Island, where you walk can up the hill for wine tasting on a cute little block with multiple boutique tasting rooms.

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Thank Erica R
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I take the ferry from Bainbridge Island over to downtown Seattle several times a year. Coming from Port Angeles it is possible to get to downtown Seattle by skipping the ferry and driving the long way around via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge but you would miss the extraordinary opportunity to see Seattle, the Emerald City from Puget Sound. Every area... More 

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Thank Cynthia W
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even on a rainy day this is a great boat ride but on a sunny day it's fabulous. I prefer to walk on unless I am actually trying to get somewhere on the other side because the wait can be long in a car and it's more expensive. Using Uber on the other end might even be a savings over... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I try to ride the ferries everytime I'm in Seattle. They're affordable, clean and views are worth it - mountains on one side, seattle city skyline on the other. Go at sunset for a beautiful picture!

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Thank Natalie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ferries leave on time, boarding is a breeze, the facilities at the ferry terminal are well-maintained.

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Thank ThatJazzT
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While in Seattle I had to use the ferries just to say that I had a go. I chose to go at night and I'm glad that I did - they views of the Seattle skyline were amazing! The service was well run and operate frequently and have long hours of operation. Definitely plan to do this if you are... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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616 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone HAS to go on a ferry ride if you are in Seattle. Multiple locations you can visit on both large and small ferries. Just refer to the tourists sites online to see where you can go and what you can do when there. If you come in the very busy summer months be prepared for LONG wait to get... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a ferry and view the Seattle skyline with the guide explaining and giving a good account of the attractions. sitting on Top Deck is recommended.

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