leisure activities abound
on Whidbey Island
Beautiful Whidbey Island offers a peaceful and serene island setting. Located in the heart of Puget Sound just northwest of Seattle, and southwest of the San Juan Islands, a relaxing island getaway is closer than you might think-and the scenic trip to Whidbey is half the fun. With ferries departing every 30 minutes from Mukilteo and bridge connections at Stanwood and Deception Pass, you can reach the island in about an hour from Seattle. From the Olympic Peninsula, it is about a 30-minute ferry ride to Central Whidbey.
Situated in the rain shadow of the Olympics, the island receives less than half the average rainfall of Seattle; so leave your bumbershoot at home and head on over-your island paradise awaits! With an abundance of activities available, you can choose from biking, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, scuba diving, whale watching, beachcombing, festivals, museums, lively markets, quaint shops and funky haunts, dining out, dining in, reading, and much more.