Getting to Bremerton.

By Sea:

We have deep harbours.  Bremerton is home to two aircraft carriers so should be able to accommodate your yacht.  If you have a boat and want to moor http://www.portofbremerton.org/marinas/bremerton, -there is wonderful public moorage for reasonable weekly fees with water, electricity, and showers.  It is by the main bus stop which will have a bus to take you to our conference rooms sites.  We’ll have details on an information sheet we send you before class.
Make sure to watch the currents on new and full moons.  Currents through Rich Pass can run up to 9 knots.

By Air:

Fly to SeaTac International. 

Kitsap Airporter ( about $20 bucks each way to Bremerton + 1 ½ hours of your time.) http://www.kitsapairporter.com/ .  Depending which hotel, you may have this service drop you off.  If not, they will drop you off at one of their spots and arrange a taxi to waiting for you. ( You have to pay the taxi..It won’t be more than a couple of miles to any hotel.)

Train to Ferry to Bus -  No need for a rental car. Take the train to Seattle for $5; then take the Ferry heading west to Bremerton $8 and the bus is $2.  It’s a little less expensive than the airporter, involves a little walking, but the ride and views are wonderful.

Rental Car:  SeaTac has all the rental car vendors.  You can drive south through Tacoma to Bremerton (60 miles and about 1 hr) or through Seattle and wait on the Ferry, about 16 bucks and lots of waiting, if you time it wrong.  You also have to deal with the parking lot called Seattle. We advise you to drive around and miss being stuck in traffic.


By Car:

From the south:  Head up to Tacoma on I-5 then turn to port on WA 16 then to SR 3.  Turn off at Kitsap way. Turn to port and go up the hill if you wish to go to the Baymont Inn or turn starboard and go to the Oyster Bay Inn.  We will hold classes in either of their ball/conference rooms.  They also give you a discount for their rooms if you stay.
From the West: You should know your way since we are only an hour from the coast.
From the North:  Take the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry, or Port Townsend Ferry .  Head South to Bremerton on SR 3.
From the East:   IF you are coming over the passes, head south to Tacoma and go over the Narrows Bridge and follow the instructions above as though coming from the South.  IF you want to come through Seattle (God only knows why!), you can take the Seattle- Bremerton Ferry.  But try to avoid Seattle by going through Edmonds or driving through Tacoma.

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