Daydreaming beachgoers can again start booking summer visits to Jetty Island, near Everett, WA.
The quick ferry ride’s season runs Wednesday, July 6 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Other than the one holiday Monday, the ferry is available 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Reservations are required and cost $3 per person plus tax. Children 2 and younger can board for free.
Jetty Island is a two-mile breakwater just offshore from Everett, and is open year-round to visitors who can get there by boat, canoe, kayak or paddle board. No lifeguards patrol, so enter the water carefully and safely.
People board the ferry via the Jetty Landing next to the Port of Everett’s 10th Street boat launch. Parking is free for the first two hours, or visitors can buy a $2 parking pass when making reservations for eight hours.
Everett Transit’s Route 6 connects Everett Station to the waterfront at 13th Street and Marine View Drive, just a few blocks from the Jetty Landing dock.
Those who show up without a reservation can wait on standby.
Alcohol, camping, glass containers and pets aren’t allowed on the island. Wheeled carts have a hard time in the sand paths, so the port recommends people pack what they can carry in and carry out (food, sunscreen, water).
Campfires can be built only in designated areas.
The port also offers four one-hour tours that take riders along the working waterfront, scheduled this season for July 21 and 28, and Aug. 4 and 11.
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