On opening day the Pirates of Puget Sound will lead the charge for the flag raising at 11:30 a.m., then demonstrate their pirating skills and conduct a treasure hunt. Hint: The booty is buried in the Jetty Island sand.
Catch the free ferry at the 10th Street Boat Launch for the short ride. The ferry runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Sundays.
Here's the drill: You pick up boarding passes at the boat launch kiosk -- first come, first serve -- for the next available boat. Everett residents, with proof of residency, may reserve passes by calling 425-257-8304.
Groups of eight or more, residents or not, may reserve space at least one week ahead. Return passes are available on the island.
Parking is free Mondays through Thursdays, and $3 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Check the city of Everett website, www.everettwa.org, for ranger-led programs, activities, special cruises with a naturalist and festivals on the island throughout the summer.
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