Getting Here is Part of the FUN!

Washington State FerryWhether you are coming to the Olympic Peninsula from your home in Washington, continuing from SEATAC airport or driving from another destination, getting to the Olympic Peninsula is half the fun. You can find several Washington State Ferry routes to begin your adventure. Ferry Schedule. According to the WNPS Olympia News Bureau, Washington's ferry system is not only the largest in the country, but it's also the largest vehicle ferry system on EARTH: over 10 million vehicles carried per year. Astounding! The ferries are Washington's single largest tourist attraction. Taking a ride on the ferry can get you some gorgeous views of the mountain ranges of the Cascades and Olympic Mountains, as well as individual peaks over 10,00 feet, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. Washington's ferries are the single largest state contributor to carbon emissions, but an eventual conversion from diesel to liquefied natural gas aims to change that. Washington ferries boast a 99.5 percent reliability rating. Only one in every 200 voyages is delayed or canceled. One of the routes that gets canceled on occasion is Port Townsend / Coupeville, usually for extremely low tides. The largest vehicles in the fleet can carry up to 2,500 people and 202 vehicles. There are more than 400 Washington ferry departures per day. Have a look and plot your course to take advantage of great boat ride. Washington Ferry  

3 thoughts on “Getting Here is Part of the FUN!

    1. Mary Post author

      The ferry experience can be pretty fun. If you are unsure about the safety, I’d say, go for it. Very safe travel. If you are worried about distance or fitting into your itinerary, we might be able to help. Give us a call at 360-452-8552 and we’ll help all we can. Have a great trip.


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