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BC Ferries

1656 Beach Dr, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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useful, without alternatives

convenient, very on-time, quite expensive, but no alternatives. Good trip, nice people, it was fine.

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Ruediger V
Need to do this at least once on vacation

The ferries are a great way to get a different view of the areas. It is a great relaxing way to... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
suzieFortCollins
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1656 Beach Dr, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

convenient, very on-time, quite expensive, but no alternatives. Good trip, nice people, it was fine.

Thank Ruediger V
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The ferries are a great way to get a different view of the areas. It is a great relaxing way to enjoy the scenery and not worry about driving

Thank suzieFortCollins
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had four trips on BC ferries around holiday time. At all times the ferries were on time. The staff were super courteous even though it was busy. They really took pride in their roles. Congratulations BC ferries!

Thank Kayakersydney
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had a great time. make sure to make your reservation well ahead of time. Stand by is not fun. Good food, clean restrooms, nice sitting areas, staff was great.

Thank idahobluechild
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a hassle free ferry ride to Alert Bay. Fee paid for round trip makes for an effortless return to the main island.

1  Thank heatherhT6610PN
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Living in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and using the ferry as our highway to Vancouver which moves so much traffic, reservations needed, busy and cancelled sailings along with poor customer service. I was very surprised to take this smaller route ferry with friendly staff awesome...More

Thank Daphne D
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Port McNeill facility is only 3 years old so it is very clean and modern with an enclosed waiting area for walk-on passengers. On the Ferry there's a comfortable lounge with lots of seating and vending machines for drinks and snacks. The ride to...More

1  Thank FarFlungStarling
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great experience travelling to Sointula (Malcolm Island) with a turn around at Port Mc Neill with a hassle free add on to Alert Bay.

Thank Sue779
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We took the ferry from Port McNeill to Alter Bay. the ferry was perfect: modern, comfortable and the scenery was fab. I saw some orca's in the distance and there was a pod of harbor porpoises following the ferry for a while. An enjoyable tip....More

2  Thank RP-Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cars awaiting the ferry queued in a very orderly fashion both in Port McNeill and Sointula. In Sointula we parked our car in the queue well ahead of the scheduled departure and had lunch at Coho Joe's overlooking the harbour.

1  Thank davidgerdmoore
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HaleNalo
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Response from FarFlungStarling | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the ferry to Cormorant Island/Alert Bay then yes, a 20' RV is still considered a "standard vehicle". There is a campground/RV Park close to Alert Bay but you may want to call ahead to check... More
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Fred K
19 June 2015|
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Response from OLDGIT71 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know - we just drove up - it was earlyish July
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