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Victoria Clipper

2701 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121-1107

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4.5 out of 5
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  • Victoria Clipper
    El Wood
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    5 Sep 01, 2013

    If you start in Portland, one thing you MIGHT want to try, is to leave your car in Seattle, and take the Victoria Clipper up to Victoria, Canada. Their public Tranportation is good, and you can have "High Tea" at the Empress Hotel. It's a charming and amazing town. even if you Drive to Vancouver, Canada, it's worth the drive to jaunt over to Victoria. and the "high tea" is lunch, and SOOOOO tasty!!!

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersArt & Design LoversFoodiesLocal Culture
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    Eric Brink
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    4 Apr 18, 2013

    Gayle and i recently took the Victoria Clipper from Pier 69 in Seattle to the Inner Harbour of Victoria BC (and back). It would have been faster to fly, but I also like trains or boats and the more leisurely and scenic journey that this represents. Of course this option took a little more planning and effort. We first flew Southwest from OAK to SEA, took Light Rail to the Westlake Station, walked over for Lunch in the Pike Place Market Area, and then wandered over to the Dock.

    The only disadvantage with this Land and Sea option was the difficulty in walking around with luggage Downtown and the near impossibility of seeing anything at the Pike Place Market with this load (and on those cobblestone streets). I suppose we could have also taken Amtrak from Martinez to Seattle (Coast Starlight with Sleeper), but we didn't have that kind of time. The bottom line is that it was a fun journey that door-to-door cost us significantly less than a SFO-YYJ round trip on Air Canada.

    One thing I wondered about was how US and Canadian Customs worked. Would the Mounties or the Border Patrol board the boat at the Maritime Border and start a new version of the Pig War? I still had visions of that time I took the train to West Berlin and had all those green coated East German guards board our train, wake us up, and demand our papers. The reality was as follows:

    - Canada Immigration and Customs is located in Victoria. All I said was "Long Weekend", hand over my form and passport, and it was onwards to a Victoria Day Holiday of "We stand on guard for thee"...

    - The US Side is more curious. The Immigration folks are in Victoria and Customs people are in Seattle. Maybe they wanted two chances to ask about any Cuban Cigars or Rum? Except for the initial queue, these border checks were also painless and it was a nice bonus that we didn't have to fill out the declaration form.

    The Victoria Clipper itself is a 2-Level passenger-only ferry. Food service is prepackaged and beer/wine are available for purchase at very reasonable prices. You can also bring your own provisions on board. There's also a limited Duty Free selection (Alcohol, Fragrances, and Tobacco) since we were traveling in International waters.

    The Boat Ride itself was very pleasant, except for a little choppy water that some provided ginger candy helped calm the tummy. An anti-motion sickness med is also available for 25 cents per dose. The scenery was nice either from our comfortable airplane-like seats (but with no seat belts and a lot more freedom to walk around) or on the back deck. Best of all, we pulled into Victoria's Inner Harbour a few minutes early and just a bit over 2.5 hours since we had left Seattle.

    I could get used to this! Anacortes to Sydney to Salt Spring Island next time?

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    Ross Dunn
    4 Oct 06, 2012

    I really enjoy the trips to and from Victoria to Seattle. The only crappy part is the waiting areas between trips... they are far from comfortable.

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    Elena Blume
    5 Aug 03, 2012

    The Victoria Clipper is an excellent, fast way to get to Victoria, Brittish Columbia! Leaving right from the Seattle Waterfront, this fast moving ferry goes also for trips to The San Juan Islands!

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    Annie Velez-Ubeda
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This is a wonderful, relaxing trip. The most beautiful scenery of Washington State.Youc an do it a day trip, leaves at 8:00 AM leaves Victoria at 6:00PM. You might be able to see an Orca, who knows......

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    William Newman
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I rode the Victoria Clipper and made a day. Went to City Tour and went to Butchart Gardens. Had a wonderful time.

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    cristóbal josé prieto iñárritu
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I took this and loved every minute of it. If you are you fortunate enough to go on a sunny day you will see some amazing views as you pass the many islands that are in the Puget Sound.

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    5 May 28, 2013
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    5 May 21, 2013
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    Robert
    5 May 07, 2013

    Ferry service from Victoria to Seattle

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Enjoy the two and a half hour journey across the Puget Sound from Seattle to Victoria upon the Victoria Clipper. Fares include a light breakfast in the morning. While on board, experience the fun of browsing through souvenir shelves and savoring a delicious cup of coffee. Bask in the breeze as you are whisked across the water, with comfortable seating available to you indoors and out. The trip goes by almost too fast when you are conveyed in such comfort and tranquility. An economical and eco-friendly alternative to driving, taking the Victoria Clipper is a wonderful choice.
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