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Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria on the Victoria Clipper

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See Victoria, British Columbia on a full-day trip from Seattle aboard the Victoria Clipper, a passenger-only ferry that follows a scenic route through the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. In taking to water, you avoid the long drive to Canada and have time to explore Victoria’s historic downtown, harbor, and gardens before the return trip to Seattle, traveling on a boat with comfortable seats, a cafe, and duty-free shops.
  • Visit Vancouver Island by ferry, bypassing the long overland trip
  • See wildlife on high-speed ferry between Seattle and Victoria
  • Cruise into the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Passenger-only ferry with comforts such as seats, a cafe, and duty-free shop
  • Land right in Victoria’s Inner Harbor, walking distance from top sites
What to Expect
Make your way to Seattle’s Pier 69 for an early morning departure, bringing your US passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license, or enhanced ID card for arrival in Canada. Settle into a comfortable seat, and enjoy views of the Puget Sound as you cruise to Vancouver Island, watching for whales, seals, and birds along the way. There’s a duty-free shop on board, as well as cafes and outdoor viewing decks. Upon arrival in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, set out for a day of exploring the historic city, the capital of British Columbia, on your own. You might browse downtown shops, visit the Empress Hotel for high tea, or make your way to the sprawling Butchart Gardens just outside of town. At the end of the day, return to the Inner Harbour for the trip back to Seattle, enjoying late evening light as you retrace a path through the San Juan Islands.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2701 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Round trip ferry transportation from Seattle to Victoria
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Port Fee
  • Security fee
  • Carry-on luggage
  • Economy Seating
  • Entry/Admission - Clipper Vacations
  • Food and beverage available for purchase
  • Checked Luggage - fees apply
  • Comfort & Vista Class upgrade - call Clipper Vacations for pricing and availablity.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a passenger-only ferry service. Autos, etc. are not allowed.
  • Restrictions occur with bikes and dogs; you must advise at time of booking if you need to bring a bike or dog on board
  • A US Passport, Passport Card, Enhanced Driver License or an Enhanced ID Card (EDL/ID) is REQUIRED to cross the US/Canadian border by land and sea. A Passport is required for air travel. A Passport Card or EDL/ID are NOT valid for air travel.
  • Persons with a felony may be denied entrance into Canada. A DUI is considered a felony in Canada.
  • Passengers are allowed 1 small carry on. Checked luggage is $15.00 per piece of luggage, each way.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please let us know ahead of time if you need wheelchair accessibility and we will arrange to have you boarded early.
  • If you are traveling with an infant 11 months or younger please include their name and date of birth in reservation
  • Clipper's Comfort and Vista Class seating is available for upgrade. Please call tour provider for pricing and availability.
  • You must advise your citizenship at the time of booking in the "Special Requirements" box. Please also advise full names and dates of birth for all passengers as they appear on passports. Your booking cannot be confirmed without these details.
  • Please plan to arrive 1 hour prior to departure time
  • Departure times vary slightly based on day of week and time of year.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 540 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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The ferry was efficiently run and very comfortable. You can upgrade to more specious seating but we didn't find that necessary. Plenty of seats with good views so don't worry.
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Nice day trip, but too short to adequately even do a hop on hop off bus unless you never get off! We saw craigdarroch castle and ate in Chinatown. That's it. Needs to be. 2 hours longer in Victoria. Would need an overnight to see more. Would have loved to go to butchart gardens
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As I write this we are freezing. This morn ih ng we were freezing. The return trip, still freezing. For the amount of money this day trip costs, you would think they had heat! We have on our sweaters, winter coats, scarves and gloves and we are sipping tea constantly. Frozen
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Did the day trip. Long day but fun. Walked around the quaint town. Walked through a beautiful hotel. Also went to Royal BC museum which was very interesting. Missed having high tea. Check hours since season is down now.
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We booked passage from Seattle to Victoria, BC and return several days later; what a wonderful experience. It was relaxing and beautiful and the staff could not have been nicer, particular our floor server, Cameron. I would unhesitantly recommend this way to travel and this line
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