Mother's Day at sea (no driving required)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

This Mother's Day, treat mom to a day trip across the water. And, as a bonus, why not go on foot and use the money saved on vehicle fare to take her out to lunch? Here’s a list of quaint seaside destinations you can get to as a walk-on passenger. 
Best kept un-secret  

Did you know that Mother’s Day through Labor Day we double our service between Port Townsend and Coupeville? Now is a great time to stroll through Washington’s only Victorian seaport. Or, waltz ‘round Coupeville, Whidbey Island’s artsy hideaway.

Psst: if your car wants to roll on board too, we’ve got you covered with our Save A Spot vehicle reservation system. Passengers can make reservations on the Pt. Townsend/Coupeville route online or by calling 1-888-808-7977. 

Big city getaways on a time crunch
A bunch of Seattle waterfront restaurants and attractions are offering free or special-priced parking this Mother’s Day. After wheelin’ on the Great Wheel, how about taking mom out for a spin on the Bainbridge or Bremerton-bound ferryboat? While your car stays safely on terra-firma, we’ll whisk you off to the land across the water.

As walk-on passengers, you can get to Bremerton and back in just over two hours. Allow 1.5 hours from Seattle to Bainbridge and back again. 
Small town charm
At just $8, it’s worth the splurge to splash over to Edmonds or Kingston. Mom will marvel at Edmonds’ vibrant hanging flower baskets and dozens of independent shops and cafes.

Nestled along the shores of Apple Tree Cove, there’s a water view and things to do all around Kingston.
Listen to mom, plan ahead
Mother’s Day marks the beginning of our busy season here at Washington State Ferries for walk-on and drive-on passengers. We’ve made it easy to help follow mom’s advice to know before you go with terminal cameras and where available, we also provide an estimate of available spaces aboard upcoming departures.

Have a happy Mother’s Day!


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