Bainbridge Island Visitor's Guide

Visiting Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island in autumn
It’s the perfect place to spend a day – or more. Take a break away from city life, or plan a relaxing stop on your way to the coast.

Simply walk, or drive onto the ferry at the Seattle waterfront, and enjoy the view! Your short ride (only 35 minutes) will offer some of the most spectacular vistas in the Puget Sound Area.

Currently, due to construction of the waterfront tunnel, there is a detour route for vehicles to access the Seattle ferry terminal through 2013. Information and maps available at the WSDOT website.

Bainbridge is an island, but there is a bridge to the Kitsap Peninsula at the north end. Visitors can drive from Tacoma over the Narrows Bridge on Highway 16 and follow Highway 3 at Bremerton to Poulsbo, where Highway 305 leads to Bainbridge Island.

Or if you’re driving the Olympic Peninsula loop clockwise, continue south-east on Highway 104, cross the Hood Canal Bridge and take Highway 3 to Poulsbo, and Highway 305 to Bainbridge.

Once you’ve arrived, stop by the Visitor’s Kiosk at the ferry terminal or Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at our office (see map). We look forward to assisting you during your visit.