Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Vashon Island and Port Orchard are some places you can take a ferry to from Seattle, Washington. As of 2015, the Puget Sound contains the largest ferry system in America with departures from Seattle and other surrounding cities. Seattle's Colman Dock is located downtown on the waterfront and handles ferry trips to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. The Fauntleroy ferry terminal services Port Orchard and Vashon Island from West Seattle. Both terminals have regular departures and arrivals.
The Bainbridge Island ferry takes 35 minutes to cross Elliot Bay and Puget Sound to arrive at the beach town of Winslow. The restaurants, parks and shops are any easy walk from the island's ferry terminal. Many of the restaurants have large decks with a view over Eagle Harbor.
The ride to Bremerton is an hour-long cruise past lots of wildlife and forested shorelines. The town sits on the Kitsap peninsula and has a wide boardwalk along the coast with eateries, fountains and parks. The USS Turner Joy is a naval destroyer on display at the museum housed in the town's naval shipyard.
Ferry riders to Vashon Island may want to bring their vehicle since the town of Vashon is several miles from the ferry terminal. Vashon has many parks, shops, galleries and restaurants as well as numerous equestrian stables with miles of trails for horseback riding.
Port Orchard can be accessed from either Seattle ferry terminal and has several old buildings and small shops as well as sailing and kayaking available.