Getting Around Transportation is recommended on Washington Island. You can bring your vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle on the Washington Island Ferry. Bicycle and moped rentals are available adjacent to the Washington Island Ferry dock once you arrive.
How long does it take to get around Washington Island?
Keep in mind that it still takes about an hour to 45-minutes to get from one end of the island to the other. This is our favorite mode of transportation and because our truck becomes our tent, we like to use our bikes to explore the places we visit. Washington Island is very bike-friendly because the traffic is slim.
Is Washington Island walkable?
It’s true Washington Island is not a walking island, so many do bike around, and if that’s your jam, then check out an upcoming itinerary, Biking Washington Island. Today’s itinerary focuses on walking and you’ll only see a portion of the island.
Can you drive cars on Washington Island?
You can bring your vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle on the Washington Island Ferry. Once you arrive, bicycle, UTV and moped rentals are available adjacent to the Washington Island Ferry dock. You can find more information here View all FAQs.
How much does it cost to take your car to Washington Island?
An adult round trip ticket is $13.50. Taking a car will cost $26; and a motorcycle will cost you $15.00; a bicycle is only $4.00. Pets and young children are free. We like to get up to Washington Island at least once a year.
How long is Washington Island Ferry ride?
The ride to Washington Island is approximately 4.5 miles, or 30 minutes, and our ferries take you past several islands on the way to Washington Island. We recommend a vehicle, but bicycling or tours (in season) are great, too.
Does the Washington Island Ferry run all year?
The Washington Island Ferry is a vital, year-round mode of transportation, crossing Death’s Door passage on the way to the island. The island offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities suitable for warm or cool weather.
Can you stay overnight on Washington Island?
Lodging on Washington Island Washington Island offers lodging of all kinds. Rustic visitors can find primitive hike-in campsites on Rock Island or private campgrounds, while there are plenty of family-friendly hotels, motels, and cozy cottages available.
What is Washington Island known for?
Washington Island has become known for its lavender farms, which also offer lavender-based items ranging from health and beauty products to infused beverages and sweets. Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm is the largest single-site lavender grower in the Midwest, raising about 30,000 plants of 14 different varieties.
Can you take your own boat to Washington Island?
If you choose to visit Washington Island with your own boat, you have four options: Shipyard Island Marina, Krueger’s Kap’s Marina and the Island Outpost in Detroit Harbor; and the Town Dock at Jackson Harbor.
Does the Washington Island ferry run in winter?
There are only two ferries per day in winter, so you need to make a reservation for each crossing. Each ship carries 18 to 20 cars. Even though you call to make a reservation, you buy the tickets from the ferry crew at the pier when you arrive.
How do you get to Schoolhouse Beach?
Know Before You Go From the ferry dock, take Lobdell Point Road to Main Road. Take a left continuing on Main Road and then a right onto Jackson Harbor Road. Follow Jackson Harbor Road to Cemetery Road entrance. Turn left at Schoolhouse Beach entrance.
Is there a ferry from Escanaba to Washington Island?
Escanaba and Washington Island are 4 hours 31 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop for 4 hours 1 min and take a ferry for 30 minutes. This is the fastest route from Escanaba, MI to Washington Island, WI.
How much is a car on Washington Island Ferry?
3 answers. $26 per car and 13.50 per adult and 7 per kid.