Deception Pass Bridge
Gateways To Whidbey Island
The 3 primary ways to get on and off of Whidbey Island are by driving over the Deception Pass Bridge on the North end of the island or via either the Clinton to Mukilteo Ferry on the south end or the Keystone to Port Townsend Ferry west of Coupeville.
Construction on the 28 foot wide by 1487 foot long bridge was completed in 1935. State Highway 20 going north from the island will lead you to the Anacortes junction and on to Burlington/Mount Vernon where Interstate Highway 5 can be accessed.
The Washington State Ferry System operates two ferry routes to Whidbey Island. The 124 vehicle capacity ferries Kittitas and Cathalmet carry ferry riders from Clinton on the south end of the island to Mukilteo west of Everett and north of Seattle. One of the 64 vehicle capacity ferries Kennewick or Salish operate daily between the Keystone Terminal west of Coupeville and Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula to the southwest.
Page Updated: January 2014