The ferry from Mukilteo (the Mainland side) to Clinton is the route taken by most first-time visitors. Once on Whidbey Island, recreational and historical sights are abundant. All are free! Our main office is conveniently located 1 1/2 miles up the highway from the ferry landing, at the stop light in Kens Korner Mall. First, be sure to visit the town of Langley (merely follow Langley Road, out of our parking lot). Langley is widely known year-round as a “quaint seaside” village of shops and inns.
Just offshore of the marina area in Langley, Captain James Vancouver on his flagship, HMS Discovery, made the eighth anchorage on May 31, 1792, during his “discovery” and mapping of Puget Sound. Langley is the site of the Island County Fair, held each year in August, and the Choochokam Festival of the Arts. Choochokam, in late June or early July each year, is a festival of national importance.
Continuing “up island”, one can either return to the main highway (SR 525) via 3rd Street and Brooks Hill Road and past Lone Lake to Bayview; or, for a pleasant longer tour leave Langley via 2nd Street and Saratoga Road and drive around Fox Spit and Baby Island to Freeland. To visit one of our favorite picnicking and walking sites, visit Double Bluff beach.