To get to all of our tour starting points, you will need to get to Whidbey Island first.
There are 3 ways onto Whidbey Island:
- From Canada, Bellingham and all points North: The Deception Pass Bridge. If you haven't been, do yourself a favor, go see it. It's a really gorgeous spot and you will want to take some photos.
- From Port Townsend, the Olympic Peninsula and all points West: a 30 minute ferry ride on the Port Townsend-Coupeville WA State ferry. Port Townsend is a great entry point if you are visiting the Pacific NW. It's a town with a vibe, a history, cool architecture, great food, and funky shops. Beware: a very low tide can cancel a sailing of this ferry, so be sure to check the site for cancellations.
- From all points East and South, including Seattle: a 20 minute ferry ride on the Mukilteo - Clinton WA State ferry. From Clinton, it's a 10 minute drive to our rental base in Langley, WA.
- The drive from downtown Seattle is approximately 30 miles. Mondays through Fridays, you can take the Community Transit bus or the Sounder train.
Our 'headquarters' and rental trailer at the Langley Marina @ 201 Wharf St.
From the south, including the Clinton ferry dock, take SR 525 North until the traffic light at the Ken's Korner shopping center. Make a left onto Langley Rd. Follow this the 4 miles into Langley. At the first stop sign, make a right. At the next stop sign, go straight and Wharf St. will be on your right. If you pass the pizzaria...turn around; you just missed Wharf St.
From the north, including Freeland, Coupeville, and Oak Harbor: Travel south on SR 20 to SR 525. Take 525 to the traffic light at Bayview Rd. Head east on Bayview Rd for approx. 4 miles. Once you are in Langley, make a left towards the water. Make a right onto First St. and drive the couple of blocks through downtown. Shortly after the Village Pizzaria, you will see Wharf Street on your left. If you reach the stop sign and the Library...turn around; you just missed Wharf St.
Marina facilities include picnic tables, a BBQ, and restrooms. We are happy to hold any of your personal items in our staff room while you are out on tour.
Parking in Langley
Parking at the Langley Marina is limited year-round and is almost impossible during the summer. We recommend that you park in one of the free lots in town and walk down to the marina. There is a free shuttle on weekends that circulates thru town and the marina; just look for the red & white shuttle signs. If you must drive to the marina, please park in the triangle lot that is at the base of Wharf St. The Port of South Whidbey will not allow our customers to park in the main lot for the marina.
Our other Launch spots on Whidbey (from south to north):
Possession Beach Waterfront Park (Clinton) from Hwy 525, turn south onto Cultus Bay Road. Simply stay on that road as it winds south and follow signs for approx. 6.5 miles. The park will be on your right. Facilities include plenty of parking, picnic tables, and restrooms.
Clinton Beach (Clinton): this is right by the ferry and is accessed via Hunziker Ln, which is by the traffic light at the ferry tollbooths. There are restrooms, but parking is limited. We recommend dropping off your gear and then parking at either the free Park-n-Ride lot available on Deer Lake Rd. behind the Post Office about a 1/2 mile north off Highway 525 and walking back down the hill. There is also an inexpensive pay lot--bring singles--(turn at Simmon's Garage and go a couple of blocks) that connects to a staircase which will bring you closer to the launch spot.
Dave Mackie Park/Maxwelton Beach (Clinton): from Hwy 525, turn south on Maxwelton Rd. Simply stay on that road as it winds south and follow signs for approx. 5 miles. The park will be on your right. Facilities include plenty of parking, picnic tables, and restrooms.
Mutiny Bay/Robinson Park (Freeland): from Hwy 525, turn west/south onto Fish Rd. Fish Rd will dead-end at Mutiny Bay Rd in approx. 2 miles, make a left onto Mutiny Bay Rd. After another 1.5 miles, make a right onto Robinson Rd. Parking lot will be on tour right. There are no facilities at this launch site, except for a port-o-potty during the summer.
Captain Coupe Park (Coupeville): From State Route 20, turn right/north at the light for Coupeville’s main street. Drive north .5 miles to 9th street and turn right. Drive .3 miles to the park entrance on your left. facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, and parking.
Mueller Park (Coupeville): From SR 20, turn East into Madrona Way. Proceed for maybe a mile down the road and the park will be on your left. It is across the street from Madrona Massage, which is at 2111 Madrona Way. If you reach the Captain Whidbey Inn, you've gone too far. Just turn around and backtrack a quarter of a mile. A WA State Discover Pass is required for parking at the site. There are no facilities at this site. April 2016 update: a porta-potty was there!