Travel times between Seattle, Anacortes, Mount Vernon, and Bellingham have increased significantly in response to the I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapse last week. Several detours are in place, but moderate delays are to be expected during non-peak hours, with severe delays during peak times. Though Governor Inslee has challenged contractor crews to have a temporary bridge up by mid-June, a date has not yet been confirmed. Catching a WSDOT ferry out of Anacortes can be a traffic nightmare. If you need to get to the San Juan Islands or Victoria, take the Clipper and skip the increased travel time through Mount Vernon to Anacortes. Our high-speed Victoria Clipper catamarans take you on a scenic journey. Clipper departs daily between the downtown Seattle waterfront and Friday Harbor, as well Victoria. Avoid the detour all together. Clipper Vacations also offers savings on Amtrak train packages to Vancouver with stops in both Mount Vernon and Bellingham. So don’t settle for more traffic and travel time. Steer clear of the roads, step away from the wheel, and relax en route to your destination. Clipper is here to ensure that you not only enjoy your destination, but you enjoy getting there as well. Click here for departure times or call us at 800-888-2535 to speak to one of our Northwest travel experts. Let us remove the hassles.
Skagit River Bridge Detour Alternatives:
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- Seattle-San Juan Island ferry schedule and fares
- Seattle-Vancouver Amtrak train packages