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Offline ComfortablyNumb

Suggestions needed: Seattle to Anacortes
« on: April 22, 2005, 07:33:49 pm »
My son and I are doing the Northern Tier starting from Anacortes the
first week of June.  We will be taking Amtrak from the midwest to
Seattle and we were hoping to continue on Amtrak to Mt. Vernon and
then bike into Anacortes.  Unfortunately I just found out we can't have
checked baggage (bicycles) if our destination is Mt. Vernon since the
station is not *manned*.  Departing in either Everett (50 miles south)
or Bellingham (40 miles north) doesn't seem ideal and I'd rather avoid
shipping our bikes out ahead of time.  Does anyone here have any
suggestions on how to get from the Amtrak station in Seattle to
Anacortes.

Thanks,

-Robert

Offline TRobertson

Suggestions needed: Seattle to Anacortes
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 07:40:00 pm »
Hi Robert,

I'm not sure about picking up at the Seattle Amtrak station, but it is a possibility. Here is a shuttle service that can take you to Anacortes. A couple of years ago it seems though they were charging about $70 for 2 folks and luggage and bikes. Here is their link:
http://www.airporter.com/dev_doc/airporter.htm

Tom Robertson
Adventure Cycling

 

Offline judyrans

Suggestions needed: Seattle to Anacortes
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 05:45:33 am »
Note that although Bellair Airporter makes a trip north from the Seattle-Tacoma airport about every two hours, it only makes one trip a day from the downtown Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 6th Ave. http://www.airporter.com/dev_doc/board.htm. The King Street (Amtrak) Station is located at 303 South Jackson Street, about a mile away. But, if you have to stay overnight to make connections, you can check out Pioneer Square, the Klondike National Historic Park, the Seattle Visitor Center, Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners) and the waterfront.

In Anacortes the Airporter stops at Old Salts Deli-
Skyline Marina, the Washington State Ferry Terminal, and the Shell Station at 14th & Commercial. There are several motels along Commercial and nearby. You can dip your wheel in nearby Padilla Bay (best looking at high tide), or ride around to Washington Park which is off Rosario Strait. (Both are salt water, but neither is the ocean itself.)

Have a great trip!



Offline Peaks

Suggestions needed: Seattle to Anacortes
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 01:00:48 am »
We used the Belair Transported shuttle van from SeaTac to Anacortes last summer.  We also shipped our bikes out first to Skagit Cycle Center in Anacortes.