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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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Washington State Ferries
Puget Sound Tours
Clipper Vacations
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Passenger-only ferry with comforts such as seats, a cafe, and duty-free shop
  • Land right in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, walking distance from top sites
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Reviewed 2 days ago
One day travel not recommended

Victoria id pretty nice and just one day travel is waste of money because you have like 4 hour to visit the Butchards gardens and the city. You need at least 2 to 3 days.

2  Thank radaramses
Reviewed 3 days ago
A Great Introduction to Victoria

Though the Clipper isn't the cheapest way to get to Victoria, it is one of the most convenient! Excellent scenery; you can expect to see dolphins or whales as well as the beautiful San Juan Islands. Great location since it goes from downtown Seattle directly...More

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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us! Thanks for coming aboard.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Everything was great and left on time both ways

When I started planning my trip to Seattle I knew coming all the way up I had to least travel to Canada. The Ride on the Clipper was smooth and very packed, and plenty of crew members to answer questions about Victoria, and plenty of...More

1  Thank Cari G
David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip, Cari! Glad you loved Victoria as much as we do. I hope you're able to join us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tourist attraction!

Having never been to Canada we opted to do this day trip and loved it. If you can get comfort class, highly recommend doing so as you get to board early and have more room. The ride was smooth most of the time and you...More

5  Thank Tanya E
David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Victoria! Thanks for coming aboard, and glad that you were able to experience Comfort Class as well. Hope you can join us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the best things we decided to do on our vacation to the Pacific Northwest

We started our vacation by flying to Tacoma - Seattle area to visit my niece who is working as a traveling R.N. The second day we were there, we took the Victoria Clipper to Victoria, British Columbia. The boat ride was awesome, servers took your...More

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Yumiko Masda T
10 August 2018|
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Response from Sally S | Reviewed this property |
Arrive at 630 am to board in the morning. InVictoria, expect to start boarding at 4pm in the afternoon. Arrive back in Seattle around 730 or 8 pm
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giddyupgirl30
9 August 2018|
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Do i need to get canadian visa for day trip?
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Dee K
9 August 2018|
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Reservations are recommended for multiple reasons including cheaper prices and can be made on the clipper vacations website
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