Seattle ferries are a part of life in this sophisticated city and two separate ferry systems provide year-round service.
Washington State Ferries operate passenger-car ferries within the State and to Sidney BC.
Clipper operates a high-speed Seattle to Victoria ferry service with passenger-only ferries.
There are no Seattle to Victoria ferries for vehicles - but if visiting Victoria for only a day or two, there is no need for a vehicle as most sights of interest are located downtown.
The Washington State ferry system is the largest in the United States and loading from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge, to Bremerton and to Vashon Island is done on a 1st come basis.
Ferry reservations are not available except to Sidney BC
Victoria Clipper operates a daily, reservation based, high speed, passenger-only ferry to Victoria BC from Seattle.
This is an enormously popular year-round ferry service and must be booked in advance
The MV Marguerite was retired a number of years ago so now there is no Seattle car ferry to Victoria BC
The Seattle ferry docks are located on the downtown waterfront just below Pike Place Market. They are a wonderful place to spend time and one can sit in the sun, have bite to eat, spend time shopping or visit the Seattle Aquarium before boarding a ferry.
If planning a stay in Seattle look at the lodging on the right. The list represents some of the more popular lodgings -all of whom are interested in serving the needs of ferry travellers
General Seattle Information: Land - Sea - Air
Crossing the Border: Know before You Go.
Car/Vehicle Rentals: Avis offices are well located throughout Seattle and the company is interested in serving ferry travellers
Quick Shuttle: Daily luxury coach services between Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and Vancouver BC
Airporter Shuttle: Daily coach service providing frequent scheduled trips between Sea-Tac Airport & Bellingham, Anacortes and the Whidbey Navel Station
Kenmore Air: Year-round, daily 45 minute float plane service between downtown Seattle and downtown Victoria.
Seattle Aquarium: See, Touch and Explore -the Aquarium located beside the ferry terminals is a great place to discover the underwater world.
Schedule time pre/post your ferry trip
City Sightseeing: available from downtown daily year-round
Ferry / Hotel Specials or 1-800-686-0446
Best Price Guarantee:
Packages are available year -round & include:
1) Seattle - Victoria ferry round-trip
2) One or more Victoria* hotel nights
2) all applicable taxes
3) luggage transfers
4) Continental breakfast en-route
(* most popular Victoria hotels included)