Jetty Island in Everett Is A Family Day Trip Hidden Treasure

Jetty Island Everett a family day hidden treasure

Jetty Island is 2-mile-long by half-mile-wide man-made island that lies just off the Everett waterfront. The beach is soft sand and remains extremely shallow for a great distance.  This allows the water to heat up and offers a true beach experience.

Jetty Island is home to more than 45 bird species including osprey, shorebirds, hawks, eagles, cormorants and ducks.  It is not uncommon to see seals or even a pod of whales swimming by.

The extreme sport of kiteboarding is growing in popularity and many athletes travel from outside the area to kiteboard at Jetty Island. The combination of steady winds and shallow water make it perfect for the sport.




2017 Season

July 5 – Sept. 4

Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday 10am-7pm




Port of Everett

1205 Craftsman Way #200
Everett, WA 98201


FREE Jetty Island Ferry


During 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 10

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

You can pick up boarding passes at the Jetty Island kiosk located at Jetty Landing Park. Once you get across to the island you can pick out your return time.

Ferry Schedule

Monday – Thursday; 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Click here to view 2017 Ferry Schedule


Ferry Reservations


It has been my experience that you should expect to wait at least an hour if you are not in line by 9 or 10.  On occasion you may not even be able to get on.  And it is simply first come first serve and no one will give you any answers if you try calling.

If at all possible you should make reservations for the ferry.

• Open to City of Everett residents and groups of 8 or more.
• Schedule two business days or more in advance.
• Business hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Closed Sat & Sun.
• Call the Jetty Island reservation line: 425-257-8304 (April 3-Sep 1)




The Port of Everett parking fee is $3.

Parking machines accept credit cards or cash, but do not dispense change.


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Jason Fox is a father, a real estate broker, a marketing specialist, and a friend. Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest he has a unique and interesting perspective on local real estate that he can't wait to share with you. Jason lives in the Meadowdale neighborhood and hopes to see you out walking, at the park, at the movies, on a trail, on Stevens Pass, on the beach, at a lake, at a Seahawks or Mariners game, or just commenting on the blog.

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