Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island Tours and Tickets

With vineyards, boutiques, waterfront cafés, and plenty of small-town charm, Bainbridge Island is a peaceful escape from Seattle that’s just a short ferry ride away. Beyond the compact downtown, Bainbridge Island is all about nature: Hiking and biking are popular here, along with kayaking, stand-up paddleboards, and even scuba diving.

  • Washington, 98110
People Also Ask
Q:Can you explore Bainbridge Island without a car?
A:Yes, it’s certainly possible to explore Bainbridge Island without a car. Much of the island is walkable, and if you want to explore further than your feet will carry you, bicycles are available to rent. Most of the shops and restaurants are within a 15-minute walk of the ferry terminal.
Q:What is special about Bainbridge Island?
A:Bainbridge Island is a beautiful island that’s just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, meaning it’s a good day-trip destination. It’s small and can be navigated by foot or bicycle. Many travelers like to visit to explore the hiking trails, scenic landscape, restaurants and shops, wineries, and local arts scene.
Q:How long is the walk around Bainbridge Island?
A:There are two main walking trails on Bainbridge Island, which provide a good overview of the island’s attractions: the 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) Western Loop and the 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) Eastern Loop. Both trails typically take around an hour to complete, depending on how many stops you make along the way.
Q:How long is the ferry to Bainbridge Island?
A:The ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island takes about 35 minutes. You can take your car on the ferry or just go on foot. There are great views of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound. Alternatively, you can drive to the island from the Kitsap Peninsula, over the Agate Passage Bridge.
Q:Do you have to pay to walk onto the Bainbridge Island ferry?
A:Yes and no: The Bainbridge Island ferry is free for foot passengers traveling from Bainbridge Island to Seattle, but you’ll need a paid ticket to travel in the other direction, from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Travelers taking their vehicles on the ferry need to pay when traveling in both directions.
Q:Is it worth going to Bainbridge Island?
A:Yes, Bainbridge Island is definitely worth visiting if you want an escape from the bustle of Seattle. It’s an easy day-trip destination by car or ferry, and you don’t even need to drive because you can travel as a foot passenger on the ferry and then walk or cycle around.