Spectacular Washington Ferry Routes
Shimmering blue water and spectacular views of Seattle’s skyline—it’s just part of the magic of a Washington ferry.
There are 10 ferry routes in the Metro Seattle area, all of which include glimpses of mountains, forested coastlines and glistening water. The ride alone is worth a trip, but there’s also plenty to see once you step off the boat.
A navy town that’s worked hard to revitalize its city core, Bremerton is a picturesque spot for art and history buffs. Don’t miss the vibrant paintings inside the Amy Burnett Fine Art Gallery—there’s a kitschy-cool Pyrex Museum downstairs—or a tour of the USS Turner Joy navy destroyer, which played an important role in the Vietnam War.
From West Seattle, the ferry cruises to rural Vashon Island, which is admired for its natural beauty. Check out Point Robinson Park to explore a driftwood-strewn beach.
The ferry provides access to Whidbey Island, the state’s largest. Find succulent mussels and oysters from Penn Cove Shellfish on restaurant menus around town—they’re worth it for seafood that’s as fresh as it gets.
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