Taking the ferry is an experience all on its own. But once you arrive on foot, how do you get around? Shared taxis are waiting outside the ferry terminal to take you to your destination for a flat fee. Sometimes you may find a Lyft or Uber in the vicinity, but it’s not a sure bet. A great way to get acquainted with the island is to take a local sightseeing tour or jump on BI-Ride to get you to Bloedel Reserve of Lynwood Center.
Get to know the real Bainbridge with a guided tour. Short on time? Climb aboard the bus for a 90-minute Bainbridge Essentials sightseeing tour. Drive-by local landmarks, tour the Japanese Exclusion Memorial and shop at the iconic Bay Hay and Feed general store.
Want to get know Bainbridge better? Check out the Best of Bainbridge Tour. You’ll head to the breathtaking Bloedel Reserve and the Japanese Exclusion Memorial, look for wildlife along the beach and enjoy a have a gourmet lunch at Fay Bainbridge Park, and top off the day with local wine, whiskey, or gin tasting!
Speaking of wine. The Bainbridge Island Winery Tour takes you to award-winning local wineries located throughout the island. And on Friday a special dinner made by Sweet Dahlia Baking is part of the package.
If you’re looking for a custom tour or private transportation, Tour Bainbridge will create an itinerary just for you.
If you come to the island without a car and need to find your way to a lodging site or less frequented location, take a taxi (Taxi & Tours or Viking Cab Co.) or try calling a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft.
BI Ride is a shared-ride service and a great option to explore some of Bainbridge Island’s most well-known destinations without a car. Hop on the bus at the ferry terminal for scheduled stops to Lynwood Center and Bloedel Reserve. If you want to catch the bus somewhere other than at a scheduled stop, call at least two hours in advance and the bus will come to you. To schedule a ride, please call 1-844-4BI-RIDE. Reservation lines are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
Public buses leave from the ferry terminal and make numerous stops around the island. Visit Kitsap Transit to plan your trip.
Camping. That’s one way to experience the real Pacific Northwest. PacWesty gets you out and about in completely outfitted rental Vanagon camper vans to explore Bainbridge or the Olympic Penisula.
Bikes are a way of life on Bainbridge Island and another great way to explore island landscapes. Try the Bike Barn, located just past the buses when you get off the ferry, or Classic Cycle, located on Winslow Way across the street from the ferry terminal.