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Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria on the Victoria Clipper

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Taking a day trip from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada has never been easier, or more beautiful. Take a day trip to explore the beautiful town of Victoria on the Victoria Clipper, leaving from downtown Seattle. The high-speed Victoria Clipper will take you on a relaxing 3-hour cruise through the Puget Sound to Victoria’s Inner Harbor. This passenger-only ferry features a host of great amenities, like roomy, comfortable seats, an on-board duty-free gift shop and locally sourced food and beverage available for purchase.
  • 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 (if you've chosen the round-trip option), 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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Popular mentions
Beautiful view of Seattle to enjoy from the clipper is very refreshing and courteous staff makes the journey comfortable.
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I booked the trip wanting to go to Canada and definitely not wanting to drive from U.S. The ship was very very smooth at high speeds , very surprising as there were areas with huge waves and we never felt them. Comfort Class upgrade a must, the seats were roomy and not as
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If a bathroom trip is needed when you are on the boat, make sure that it is early in the trip or else even small waves outside will cause some of your fellow travelers to have unexpected results. The floors in the bathroom may be slippery and not smell good. Victoria harbor
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Convenient and comfortable. Although this is about the only to get to Victoria, they don't gouge their customers. The upper deck is worth the few extra dollars.
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I’ve now had the pleasure of taking the Victoria Clipper twice now (once in Oct. ‘18 and again in Nov. ‘19). Both trips were fantastic. The vessels are beautiful, well-appointed, and the voyage is smooth. I would recommend upgrading to Comfort or Vista class for the best
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About the operator
By: Clipper Vacations
Bremerton, Washington
Great trio
I took my mom on the clipper vacation when she came to visit. I got a end of year deal (clipper ferry, two night
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Lillian X
Duncan, Canada
Wonderful trip
Very convenient, downtown to downtown. The food is simple, I won't recommend unless you are too hungry or bored.
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Victoria, Canada
Vista Class -- Recommend.
Had a nice journey to Seattle and back. Paid an extra $10 USD each way for Vista class and it's worth the larger
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Rob L
Easiest and Most Comfortable way to Canada
We booked Vista Class, small upgrade fee, and it is very comfortable, easy to get a seat, plus excellent service.
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Seattle, Washington
Comfort class to Victoria in the Clipper
2nd time traveling to Victoria on the Clipper. Booked online with a night at the Empress. Boarding Arrive one
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Lousy Experience
After many trips over the years on the Clipper round trip to Victoria from Seattle, this will be our last one with
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Neil Parkinson-Dow
Victoria, Canada
Cruising in Comfort from Victoria to Seattle
My partner and I traveled round-trip on the Victoria Clipper between Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA in November 2019
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36 hours in Victoria
Beautiful ferry trip the day after Thanksgiving and a day and one half in one of the great NA cities. High tea and
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Victoria Clipper Ferry
We took the Victoria Clipper from Seattle to Victoria, BC, for the day. The ferry ride does take about 2 hours
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Rick G
Seattle, Washington
Leavenworth was fun
This was our first trip with Clipper vacations. They normally coordinate trips from thier dock side boardings.
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