In Your Car
Depart for Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, or San Juan Island from the Anacortes ferry terminal, about a 90-minute drive from Seattle or Vancouver, B.C. In the summer season, plan on arriving at the terminal at least 90 minutes ahead of sailing; be sure to check the ferry schedule.
You'll find plenty to do around the terminal. Trails lead down to the nearby beach and through the shoreline wetlands. You can browse the small gift shop, buy drinks and snacks, walk your dog in the dog-walk area and on the beach, relax at a picnic table, or boot up your laptop and take advantage of the terminal's wireless Internet service. Easy does it—you're in San Juan Islands vacation mode now.
To drive to the Anacortes terminal from Seattle:
- Take I-5 North through Everett and Mount Vernon
- Take exit 230 (Burlington/Anacortes)
- At the first light, turn left toward Anacortes onto Highway 20W
- Follow Highway 20W to Anacortes
- Once you reach Anacortes merge into the traffic circle and take a right onto Commercial Avenue to reach the central business district.
- Take a left at 12th St., where signage points you to the ferry, and follow signs to the ferry terminal (about 2 miles).
Allow a comfortable 1 1/2 to 2 hours to enjoy the drive and the scenery.
Leap Frog Water Taxi offers a fast, safe and efficient way to travel amongst the San Juan Islands. We are based at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal which is a transportation hub for the Alaska Ferry, Amtrak, Greyhound, Airporter Shuttle and the Whatcom Transportation Authority. Our 32-foot aluminum power vessel has comfortable passenger seating and cargo space for most of your recreational needs. All trips are scheduled on a custom basis to any destination. [more...]
Outer Island Expeditions offers water taxi service throughout the San Juan Islands. Avoid ferry lines or go where the ferries don’t go. We can get you from the mainland to any of the Islands or we can get you between islands. Travel quickly to some of the most popular harbors or to the most remote areas. We can land on the beach in many locations. We service Bellingham, Blaine, Pt. Roberts, Anacortes, Orcas, San Juan, Lopez, Shaw, Stuart, Waldron, Sucia, Patos, Matia, Clark, Lummi, Blakely, Jones, James, Obstruction, and all other islands in the San Juans. [more...]
Board a Washington State Ferry in Anacortes, Washington, for a spectacular, scenic cruise to Lopez, Orcas, Shaw or San Juan Islands. You can also take a ferry to Sidney, B.C., just north of Victoria. In addition, you can "island hop" between our four, ferry-served islands. You can walk on with or without a bicycle, or drive your car on. Schedules change each season; visit our website for schedules, fares, parking, etc.