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Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria on the Victoria Clipper

From US$123.00
  • Visit Vancouver Island by ferry, bypassing the long overland trip
  • See wildlife, nature on high-speed ferry between Seattle and Victoria
  • Cruise into the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria on the Victoria Clipper
From US$123.00
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8:00 am Departure
2:30 minute ferry
7:30 AM Departure
2 hours 30 mins
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.
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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1 - 5 of 25 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile
Great experience but beware of cancellations

The boarding process is a bit chaotic and getting there an hour before departure is advisable. The food selection was fantastic and reasonably priced. The service was also excellent. The customs process is annoying on both sides with officers routinely running late, preventing your disembarkation....More

Thank Campbell c
Reviewed 1 week ago
So fun!

Didn't know what to expect on this little day trip to Victoria, BC, from Seattle, but was def not disappointed. The seats were very comfortable and the staff very nice. The cafe was just what we needed for a light dinner after a long day;...More

3  Thank 905feliciau
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had a super trip on the Victoria Clipper from Washington to Victoria, Vancouver Island. A pleasant, relaxing way to travel in comfort with a cafe on each deck and first class area offered for a minimal additional cost. Clean facilities also provided. Great views...More

6  Thank Sue P
David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us, Sue! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 9 June 2018
great service

from the time of the internet booking until drop off everything was perfect and smooth,We embarked from Seattle on a one night package vacation to the gardens and overnight at the Inn at Laurel point. Embarking was smooth and easy and we paid $ 20...More

8  Thank FRANCIS F
David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very pleased to hear this! Glad you enjoyed your time aboard the Clipper and I hope you're able to join us again soon.

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Great Visit to Victoria

I did a 1 day visit to Victoria. The experience in this boat was great. Very well organized on boarding process, comfortable seats, friendly crew members and a smooth ride!

5  Thank 113maritzab
David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to read that you enjoyed your time aboard the Victoria Clipper V! Thank you for joining us.

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16 July 2018|
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Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can stay extra days, just reserve your ticket. The ferry wasn’t packed to capacity when we travelled and you could move around freely. Clean facilities are available with a snack bar on each deck and travel... More
Shailee W
5 July 2018|
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