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San Juan Island Travel Guide

Boat and Ferry Travel

The Washington State Ferries crossings from Anacortes to Friday Harbor takes about 75 to 90 minutes; round-trip fares are about $13 per person, $60 for a car and driver. It's about the same distance from Sidney, BC, on Vancouver Island—this service is available twice daily in summer and one daily spring and fall (there's no BC service in winter). Round-trip fares are about $25 per person, $90 for car and driver. Clipper Navigation operates the passenger-only Victoria Clipper jet catamaran service between Pier 69 in Seattle and Friday Harbor. Boats leave daily mid-May–early September (and also on weekends through the end of September) at 7:45 am; reservations are strongly recommended. The journey costs $70 to $90 round-trip, depending on the day.


Clipper Navigation (206/448–5000 in Seattle; 800/888–2535 in the U.S.

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