A perfect blend of ecosystem and recreation.
In 1895, the Everett Land Company began constructing Jetty Island to make a fresh water harbor to support their mills. Often old barges were intentionally grounded at very high tides and moored on the flats to act as a breakwater and became part of the dike structure.
The Port of Everett bought the island from the Everett Improvement Company after Port District voters authorized the purchase on December 1, 1928. The property includes approximately 1,800 acres, much of it tidelands to the west. Over the years, many concepts have been proposed, ranging from industrial parks to vast recreational complexes. The Port of Everett has opted to preserve the island as a recreational and environmental preserve, as its unique features provide excellent habitat for water birds and juvenile salmon. During the summer, the Port of Everett partners with the City of Everett Parks Department on Jetty Island Days, which provides a free ferry for area residents to enjoy a beach experience in an urban environment.
For more information about ferry hours, private group tours and naturalist adventures please visit the Port of Everett’s website. The Jetty Island Ferry is located at the end of the Jetty Landing Park (10th Street & West Marine View Drive).
Did you know?
Jetty Island is a favorite spot!
It is a favorite spot for kiteboarders and those who appreciate the warm water of the extensive tide flats. Wildlife such as waterfowl, bald eagles, ospreys, crab, and juvenile salmon have found a welcoming environment. And, not accidentally, Jetty Island still severs its original purpose of protecting the Snohomish River channel and the harbor.