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Ferry from Port Angeles/OP to SJI?

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Ferry from Port Angeles/OP to SJI?

In our whirlwind tour of the area we are going to be coming from Port Angeles/OP and going to SJI. Google maps has me go the ferry to Victoria and then back over to SJI. Does this make sense, or should we drive back over to Anacortes? I guess I wouldn't mind a quick visit to Victoria but if it is a huge hassle, and more expensive, it won't be worth it to us. This will be a Monday in June.


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1. Re: Ferry from Port Angeles/OP to SJI?

I am not sure what you mean by drive back to Anacortes. Do you mean drive back to Seattle or Edmonds by way of the ferry? That you do not want to do. Your other option is to drive to Port Townsend and take the ferry to Whidbey

Island and either take another ferry from there to the mainland or drive to Deception Pass and drive off. Although more expensive, I would think going to Victoria and taking the Sydney Ferry makes the most sense. Since I have not taken this route for many years someone else may suggest Whidbey, but once in Victoria the drive to the Ferry in Sydney is not very far.

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2. Re: Ferry from Port Angeles/OP to SJI?

Sorry, if I was confusing, I am confused :)

I guess the two options are:

1) Ferry to Port Townsend to Whitby Island up through Deception Pass and then the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbour.

2) Ferry to Victoria and then ferry to SJI.

I will do a little more research on cost and such. We would have time to meander through Whitby Island if that is something worth seeing.

Thanks for your response!

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3. Re: Ferry from Port Angeles/OP to SJI?

You can go either way really, but going through Victoria means crossing international borders. Be prepared, with passports. Going to Anacortes might be worth it to avoid the border.

Have a good trip,


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4. Re: Ferry from Port Angeles/OP to SJI?

Here are some pages on Whidbey (note the spelling) Island. Yes, it is worth it...

Whidbey Island (Great day or more getaway that is iconic of the Pacific NW, with key websites.)


Ebey’s Landing State Park


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