A variety of seats are available, some at tables. Super service. The staff even gave us a newspaper to read about the visit of Will and Kate which coincided with our arrival in Victoria harbor
Ease of travel between to fabulous cities, including a comfortable bus, scenic ferry, helpful and amusing driver. The ferry was a highlight of the tour, sailing between islands and offering food and vistas of a beautiful country. We gladly tipped our driver who transported us so helpfully and lifted all our heavy bags. I highly recommend this mode of transportation.
Arrive early, get your coffee on the ferry! Getting to the ferry terminal for the one way crossing from Seattle, Washington to Victoria, British Columbia was a cinch by cab. However, don't even think about buying your coffee as you wait for the early morning crossing. The line is super long and so slow. Instead, get onboard and run a tab at the coffee concession booth. You'll get free refills and prime seating. Just head there as soon as you board. With Viator we were the first to board and it felt great. The crossing itself was easy, smooth and a great introduction to Victoria. Plus the ferry was clean, had plenty of restrooms, and a great gift shop. Terrific trip.
I noted that the price for a round trip ticket, direct with Victoria Clipper was 176, whereas I got a better deal with Viator RT. The service was delightful all around, and highly recommended, from the Port of Seattle, on Pier 69, to the heart of beautiful downtown Victoria, in the Inner Harbour. I did the round trip all in one day, as I was only in Seattle for a short trip. They give you approximately 7 hrs in Victoria, from when you actually get off the boat, and when you disembark again. Be certain to allow sufficient time for the customs on both ends, going and coming, as they do allow only 200 USA to be carried into the US, when your stay is only 48 hrs or under, duty free. If you exceed this, your entire purchase is taxable, with no exemption. There is a duty free store on board the ship, food and beverage services, comfy seats, 2 decks, and all is cash free on board, so be prepared. They also offer tours, if you so decide to do that, while in Victoria. I did the truly magnificent Butchart Gardens tour, which ran about 4 hrs total. If you love flowers, it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! And Canadians are very friendly and funny too. A truly GREAT day out, I made the sacrifice of early rising, as we departed at 8am, and weren't back until a little past 9pm, with customs still ahead...BUT SO WORTH IT!
2 hrs 45 min trip to Victoria, BC from Seattle. This is an awesome way to go! Super comfortable seats with tables and food available!
Not really a tour but a beautiful way to get to Victoria....very pleasant morning on the water
The day we sailed to Victoria, B.C., there were large swells in the open waters. The staff gave us all anti-seasick pills and informed us we would be taking an alternate route through the islands. We were worried it would be a very wild ride, but it ended up being very smooth and we had beautiful scenery the whole way. It did add an extra hour to our trip but it was not a problem. No one was seasick when we arrived sand we had a lovely time. Thank you.
Great way to travel, very comfortable, fantastic scenery on route
This is the second time that I have taken the ferry to Victoria. It is always a pleasant experience. The crew is helpful and does everything possible for the comfort and safety of passengers. I would definitely book this trip again through Viator.
This was a perfect way to go to Victoria from Seattle. I wish we had more time to go to the 2 other places.
Again, the tour exceeded my expectations.
Will definitely recommend this to everyone.
Ferry was comfortable with lots of nice people to meet. Views on return trip were great cloudy on outbound trip. Bouchard Gardens side-trip was just beautiful, and peaceful.
On time, smooth ride, even had some whale sightings. All crew were helpful and friendly.
The Ferry was easy to find. We went the night before and got our tickets. No waiting in line. The ferry is large and there was plenty of room. Everyone was friendly. I thought it was cool that they offered tours right on the bus for when you got off.
We received one of the better prices I could find for this activity. The Clipper staff were extremely amicable. There was a good selection of food available at the departure station and aboard the boat. The boat itself was very comfortable. Although, those prone to motion sickness---like my wife---should be aware that the boat is not impervious to a rocking motion as it travels. But the Clipper does provide motion sickness medicine free of charge if you forget yours.
Lovely trip to Canada. Fast customs with no waiting or slow lines. Enjoyed the ferry ride as well as the beautiful city of Victoria.
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