Vashon Island today is a glimpse of what the Northwest was 30 years ago. Time has stood still for us. Vashon has remained a great, nature first community for one reason.. we are surrounded by water and thus insulated from the fast paced, pave everything way people are living. There are a number of ways to get to Vashon Island. One of the great things about Vashon is that it is surrounded by water. Not every yahoo can just walk on over and start cutting down trees.
Get to Vashon Island by Ferry
West Seattle (Fauntleroy Ferry Dock)
Tacoma (Point Defiance Ferry Dock)
Southworth (Port Orchard Ferry Dock)
Downtown Seattle (Water Taxi Dock, no cars)
Get to Vashon Island by Air
Vashon Island has a couple of local airports but only one public airport. You can charter planes to and from Vashon Island.
Vashon Municipal Airport which is about 2 miles from downtown Vashon. Commercial flights into this airport can be arranged through Vashon Island Air.
Get to Vashon Island by Private Boat
So how do you get to Vashon Island by private boat? Well, getting here is pretty easy, the hard part is finding a place to dock your boat. Below are the two public marinas that you can dock at.
Boating around and within Vashon Island is funWe have two public marinas, Dockton Park and Quartermaster Marina. Both are great options.
The Dockton Marina is currently open for day use only and limited space due to dock repair.
Quartermaster Yacht Club is also located in Burton’s inner Quartermaster Harbor. You must have reciprocal membership from another yacht club to dock. First come, first served at guest dock. No reservations. Electricity is available for a small fee.
Aptly named Dockton Park on Maury Island (the island connected to Vashon Island) has picnic areas, public restrooms, showers, playground and swimming. If you are looking for a way to the town of Vashon, the Metro bus picks up folks here. Find out more details about the public marina at Dockton Park here.
Quartermaster Marina is located in a sheltered harbor is located in Burton’s inner Quartermaster Harbor and has many amenities you would expect from a marina. It is also located in the town of Burton, which has a store, coffee shop and some shopping. More details about Quartermaster Marina can be found here.