Jetty Island

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Come, explore Jetty Island!

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Join the more than 50,000 people who visit Jetty Island annually to wiggle their toes in the warm sand, play in shallow water and explore the nature trails of the Port of Everett’s two-mile long scenic gem.

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Jetty Island Days: July 5 thru Labor Day! 

FREE Jetty Island Ferry
kiteboardingDuring Jetty Island Days, the free ferry operates seven days a week. The ferry departs from Jetty Landing, adjacent to the Port of Everett's boat launch at 10th Street and West Marine View Drive. You can pick up boarding passes at the Jetty Island kiosk located at Jetty Landing Park. Return passes can be picked up once you arrive to the Jetty. 

Ferry Schedule
   - Monday - Thursday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
   - Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
   - Sunday; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Click here to view 2015 Ferry Schedule

Ferry Reservations
0334_mike_dunn_photoFerry reservations may be made by Everett residents with proof of residency. Residents and non-residents in groups of 8 or more people may also reserve passes. Reservations must be made at least two business days in advance. For questions or to complete a reservation, call the Jetty Island Reservation Line at 425.257.8304. The reservation line is open Monday thru Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. 

**Please Note: Anyone with a reservation must arrive to the Jetty Island Kiosk located at Jetty Landing Park at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled ferry departure or the reserved tickets will be given to those waiting in the standby line. 

Cancellations & Closures
Ferry service may be canceled due to inclement weather. Early closures may be necessary on nice days when Jetty Island reaches maximum capacity. Call ahead to check for closures at the Jetty Island Reservation Line - 425.257.8304.


Parking 

Jetty Landing park and Jetty Island visitors will pay a $3 daily seasonal parking fee, 7 days a week, between May 1 and September 30 each year.  

Map & Driving Directions to Jetty Island

Heading North on I-5 

   - Take Pacific Ave./WA-529, Exit #193 toward City Center
   - Turn left onto Pacific Ave. Continue to follow Pacific Ave.
   - Turn right onto W Marine View Dr.
   - Turn left onto 10th St.
   - The Jetty Island Ferry is located at Jetty Landing

Heading South on I-5

   - Merge onto WA-529 S., Exit #198 toward N Broadway/Port of Everett

    - Turn slight right onto ramp
    - Keep right at fork in the ramp
    - Keep left at the fork to go on E Marine View Dr./WA-529 S
    - Turn right onto 10th St.


Rules & Regulations

   - Do not bring pets, alcohol or glass containers

   - Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

   - Build campfires ONLY in designated areas

   - No lifeguards—swim ONLY on the west shore at your own risk

   - No overnight camping

   - Take only pictures and leave only footprints!


img_0051 Plan Ahead
We suggest that you bring jackets, sunscreen, drinking water and beverages, shoes and changes of clothing for everyone in your group. NOTE: Our all-sand paths are not suitable for strollers and other wheeled equipment.


NEW! RIDER ALERT

The U.S. Coast Guard has reduced capacity on the Jetty Island ferry to 60 passengers per sailing. That’s down from 80. To avoid long lines, we strongly recommend you make reservations or plan ahead to arrive early. City of Everett residents may make single or group reservations. Visitors from outside the city limits can make reservations for groups of 8 or more. All reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Jetty Island Reservation Line at 425.257.8304.


The port-owned Jetty Island is a man-made island composed of sediment deposited by the Snohomish River. It began as a riprap jetty in the late 1800s and provided a protected harbor and navigation channel. The Port of Everett gained ownership of Jetty Island in 1929 and, with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, built a new marsh of dredged river materials in 1989.

The original dredged material is more than 100 years old and has been added to over time as the result of maintenance dredging of the Snohomish River Channel. Juvenile salmon, waterfowl and bald eagles are just a few examples of the wildlife currently living on Jetty Island. Continuous work is being done to improve and expand the island’s wildlife habitat.

Jetty Island is a jewel to all who visit its sandy beaches, a rarity in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors often speak of Jetty Island’s untouched natural beauty. With no electricity or plumbing, the only structure on the island is the seasonal floating restroom off its shores. The sandy beaches and shallow waters make the water warm enough for any swimmer to enjoy. Set up your beach towels, bring your bucket and shovel to play in the sand and be prepared for the perfect day at the beach.

The extreme sport kiteboarding is growing in popularity and many athletes travel from outside the area to kiteboard at Jetty Island.

The island is as educationally important as it is for summer recreation, serving as the perfect teaching tool regarding the importance of wildlife preservation and the nearby estuary. There are several educational walks and tours offered to learn about the local ecosystem. Many visitors come to observe the wide variety of bird species that have made Jetty Island their home. More than 50,000 people visit the Jetty Island each year!

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