Washington State Ferries, Washington, United States
4.5 (8.555 reviews) Spent 2-3 hours Ranking #32 in Seattle Ferries
Ferry Fun and a Great View!
My friend and I found ourselves with some time to kill after the American Society of Echocardiography’s 2022 Scientific Session that were held in Seattle ended, so on Tuesday, after a lovely breakfast at Bacco’s, we decided we wanted to enjoy a view of the city from the water. The WSF from Seattle to Bainbridge Island offered a easy and inexpensive option for a quick jaunt across the sound and back before our flight. The purchase process was easy, embarking and disembarking was a breeze, the ferry was well kept up and clean with great decks for enjoying the view and meeting nice people (including a handsome stranger who we later saw at the airport, as well - pity I only got his first name and not his phone number…but I digress). Anyway, looking for a fun little no frills cruise? I recommend the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge.
801 Alaskan Way Pier 52, Seattle, WA 98104-1410
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Tuesday, December 05, 2023, 17:32
4.5 based on (8.555 reviews)
5Carmen R 5:00 PM Mar 1, 2021A Must do
My husband and I did a ferry ride to Bainbridge just before sunset when you could still see the Puget Sound. Due to time constraints we weren’t able to take a ferry ride during the day but the ferry ride at night did not disappoint. The views of the skyline at night are incredible. The ferry ride itself was smooth sailing. We plan on returning to Seattle and when we do we will definitely be doing a day trip. The price for the both of us was only $18 round trip I highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the Puget Sound to do it by way of ferry.
5Ben F 5:00 PM Oct 23, 2021THE Way to Travel Between Seattle and Bainbridge!
No trip to Seattle should be complete without a ride or two on the Washington State Ferries. They’re inexpensive, scenic, reliable, and a water experience unlike other ferries you might ride in other regions. I’ve taken the Bainbridge route multiple times so far, and it never gets old; the views of downtown Seattle, the thick evergreens of the Puget Sound islands hugging the shore, the occasional dolphin or two, and Mount Rainier on sunny days are all valid reasons to love these ferries. Some tips: make sure you arrive plenty early to avoid rushing to the entry points when boarding begins. Remember, timeliness and efficiency is among the ferry system’s highest priorities. There’s no leeway for delayed departures in order to accommodate straggling passengers. Ferries run the same routes quite regularly throughout the day, though, even during COVID—so no real worry if you miss a ride. Safety is always important to mention, but security is probably on the ferries, and I always feel incredibly safe from threats of any kind. That should be the least of your worries. So don’t wait—book your ferry tickets NOW! It’s by far the best ferry network in the US!