Heading Out

From all of us and the Hanke family, welcome to Puget Sound Express. We are excited that you chose us and look forward to taking you out on an amazing wildlife adventure. Following is some helpful information that will get you here and oriented before boarding the boat and heading out.

We do ask all of our guests to check in with our office 30 minutes prior to departure to pick up your boarding passes, and answer any last minute questions. After checking in, your captain will greet everyone and lead you down to the vessel.

Day of Departure

Please check in to our office 30 minutes prior to departure.

PORT TOWNSEND PARKING – 2.5 blocks straight past 227 Jackson Street in Port Townsend

Our free parking lot is 2.5 blocks straight past our office. As you approach our office on Jackson Street, passengers may wish to get out at the office and check in while the driver parks the vehicle. To reach the parking lot, proceed past office on Jackson Street to STOP sign. GO STRAIGHT across road and go 2.5 blocks UNTIL YOU REACH PAVEMENT AGAIN. Look for the Puget Sound Express parking sign on your right.

PORT OF EDMONDS PARKING – 500 Admiral Way in Edmonds

Should you wish to park in the Port of Edmonds parking lot 9, please note that this will require a permit, which can be picked up in our office (also located in parking lot 9). Please park in area 9 white lines only.


While there are bathrooms on our boat, we encourage you to take care of any restroom needs prior to departure. Public restrooms are located at the Northwest Maritime Center on Water Street. From the PSE office, walk over to the large yellow building to the entrance BETWEEN the yellow building on the street, and the glass-enclosed kayak storage on the water side.



Once on board, a crew member will show you to your seat. If you are traveling with luggage or would like to stow your day bag, kayak, or bicycle, ask the crew for assistance. One of the favorite specialty items we sell on board is our famous coffee cake – Sherri’s Blueberry Buckle. Each day this is baked on board, and served warm soon after departure. So be ready to enjoy a large slice of this wonderful delight fresh from the oven.


On the departure day a stand-by list is maintained by Puget Sound Express, in case we have no-shows. If you wish to arrive without a reservation, simply inform the reservation desk that you wish to be placed on the stand-by list. If there is space available, your name will be called just prior to departure and you’re off!