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Anacortes Ferry Terminal

The fun doesn't have to wait! Hike around the Anacortes ferry terminal, grab snacks, or walk the beach while you await your ferry.

Updated 6/5/21:Starting Friday, May 28, the Dockside food kiosk located near the vehicle holding lanes in the Anacortes terminal will re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. The kiosk will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily and will offer a variety of prepackaged foods, coffee, and other beverages. The café inside the terminal building will remain temporarily closed, though WSF’s concessions vendor is working to gradually resume its services and hopes to reopen that facility along with limited galley service later this summer. 

Walk down the trails to the right of the ferry lines to the beach and boardwalk trails. Called "Ship Harbor Trail," this interpretive preserve is located between the Washington State Ferry terminal on the west and residential developments near Edwards Way on the east. In addition to the 25 acres of freshwater wetlands, there are also five acres of upland habitat and 2,000 feet of sandy beach and subtidal eelgrass beds. There is a defined trail system that is protective of sensitive areas and provides environmental education about the role and significance of the beach and wetlands.

Restrooms, visitor information, and vending machines with snacks and drinks are available at the terminal and on board the vessels.

Disabled passengers traveling without a vehicle will load and offload at the Anacortes terminal using the overhead passenger ramp, however, at all of the island terminals, walk-on passengers will load and off load via the car deck. All vessels on these routes have elevator access.

For passengers traveling in a vehicle who need elevator access, or who need extra space for a lift, please alert the ticket seller at the terminal prior to boarding the ferry so they can meet your needs and make your trip as pleasant as possible.

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