Victoria,the capitol of British Columbia is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island (sometimes erroneously referred to as Victoria Island).
Year round passenger & vehicle ferry service is provided
to the city from Seattle, Anacortes, Port Angeles and Vancouver
and seasonal passenger-only ferry service is provided May
- October from Bellingham, Friday Harbor and Port Angeles.
for its gardens and distinctly British atmosphere the "Garden
City" has preserved its heritage in the architecture,
red double-deck busses, ornate lamp posts laden with flowers
baskets and a variety of historical attractions.
Victoria's amenities - spectacular gardens, fabulous art galleries, live theater, a variety of specialty shops and every type of ethnic restaurant, all combine to make visitors to the Islands' largest city, want to stay.
99% of all visitors to Victoria arrive by water and have the luxury of choosing from 7 separate ferry systems...six coming directly from US Ports.
Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry (2-3 hr crossing)
Victoria Clipper: With the exception of a short drydock
period in January, direct Victoria to Seattle passenger-only
ferry service is available every day year round.
are required and if made well in advance are often discounted.
Anacortes, Friday Harbor
and Orcas ferries to Victoria (Sidney Terminal)
Washington State Ferries:
Operating daily auto/passenger ferries April through December,
passenger are treated to some of the most spectacular scenery
Ferry Reservations are required
Vancouver to Victoria ferry
service (90 minute crossing)
BC Ferries operate daily year round auto/passenger ferry
service from the Tsawwassen terminal (Vancouver side) to
the Swartz Bay terminal (Victoria side)
Sailing year round on the odd hr (0700h - 2100h) from both
sides, the frequency of the BC Ferry sailings increases
to hourly during the summer months.
Reservations are optional but absolutely recommended for
weekend and holiday travel. Stand-by wait periods can be
Bellingham to Victoria Ferry
(3 hr crossing)
VSJC: Travelling daily between May to October this service
is as much a narrated cruise as it is a ferry service.
Booking the "all you can eat BBQ" on the Victoria
to Bellingham leg is recommended. Reservations
for this ferry are required and should be made well
Special hotel / ferry packages are available
Port Angeles to Victoria Passenger
-Vehicle Ferry (90 minute crossing)
Blackball: Commonly referred to as the Coho this daily vehicle/passenger
ferry service operates year round.
Reservations are limited but if made can save long terminal