"The Boat", as the ferry is sometimes referred to locally, leaves from Pier 52 which is located next to the famous Ivar's Acre of Clams (a place that deserves a visit on its own) and is best experienced on foot. If you prefer to drive, you can take your car on the boat, but because it's not recommended since Bainbridge is so walkable and driving on is much more expensive. Once on board, it's only a 30 minute ride over to the island with some of the best views of Seattle.
After the break, we'll have a brief photo tour of my last trip over there.
Jumbo Mark II serves as the link between Seattle and Bainbridge Island and can carry more than 200 cars and 2,500 people per trip.
The Bainbridge/Seattle route is the busiest in the system, although the most scenic is further north in the stunning San Juan islands. If you have a few extra days and car, this is an ideal weekend get-away but be warned that during the summer high season you may have to wait due to the popularity of the San Juans.
run about every hour or so and go late into the night, which means that you don't need to stress about getting stuck on this this side of the water. Take your time and enjoy! For my recommendations on places to see, check out my next post on Bainbridge Island!