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Jetty Island Ferry runs from July 5th through Labor Day 2014
F, Sa 10am-9pm
Pick up boarding passes at the boat launch kiosk. Select return passes on the island.
|Sand, Surf, Wind and Waves just minutes from downtown Everett|
Everett's industrial look of concrete and manufacturing disappears in a matter of minutes on the west side of Jetty Island. More than 50,000 residents and tourists visit this 2 mile long man made island which is only a few hundred feet across Port Gardner Bay from Port of Everett.
Today Jetty Island is 2 miles long and is a top tourist destination and wildlife conservation area. Its sandy beaches, mud flat and salt water marshes provide important habitat to over 115 species of birds.
The City of Everett runs a free ferry service to the island during the summer for those with out a paddle or boat.
How to get to Jetty Island
Park at the Marine Park and head to the Ferry Information booth behind the Whale Tail Sculpture. Ferry departs every 30 minutes but you must collect a boarding pass for everyone in your party before getting on the boat. The small ferry boat is limited to 60 passengers per crossing so you might have to wait until you get aboard. Once on Jetty Island you pick up your return time boarding card. Same as with departure, every one in your group must have a boarding pass. 2pm-4pm return crossings are very popular so you might have to spend a few hours on the island before the next available boat. People do tend to run late and miss their scheduled time so there is a "Standby Line" for those that want to leave earlier than planned. Its first come first serve. If you are late to your scheduled departure they will give those seats to people waiting in the Standby line. Crew members will explain this procedure on land, on the boat and again on the island.
Picnic Shelters and Bathrooms are located near the ferry dock on the island. Also the ONLY ones, so plan bathroom breaks accordingly to how far down the beach you are headed.
Jetty Island is tidal so check the current tides before heading out and also plan on bringing warmer clothes for the winds and lower temperature. Kite Boarders love this place for a reason ..THE WIND.