The Mukilteo/Clinton ferry has dutifully sailed the waters of Puget Sound to transport passengers from the busyness of the mainland to the serenity of Whidbey Island for over 100 years. Originally started in 1919 by the Island Transportation Company it remained primarily within the private sector until the formation of the WSDOT Washington State Ferries in 1951. Today, the Mukilteo/Clinton route is run by the State and is the 2nd most utilized ferry route in the Puget Sound, transporting over 4.1 million people annually. While on this 20-minute commute, enjoy a snack from Ivar’s in the cafeteria while relaxing and taking in the picturesque view. You might even get lucky enough to see a whale!
Check out the rest of Whidbey’s beautiful destinations from this series here.