Anacortes Ferry Terminal

Explore while you wait!

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

Hiking Trails

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.

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Anacortes landing,  Photo by Deborah Hopkins Buchanan 5

Food Service

San Juan Provisions provides food service on board the ferries and inside the Anacortes passenger terminal. The Anacortes Terminal Café is now offering beer and wine. Current café hours are Sun-Thurs 6am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 6am to 9pm.

The current hours for the Dockside Café kiosk next to the vehicle holding lands are Sun-Thurs 5:30am to 4pm, Fri-Sat 5:30am to 6pm.

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2 Puzzle on the interisland ferry, Photography by Erin Wygant

Amenities

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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