After determining in August that the V2V Empress would be better served with new engines, the recently launched ferry service connecting foot passengers between Vancouver BC and Victoria BC is scheduled to return to ferry service in late October 2017.
The V2V Empress is a 254 high-speed catamaran launched in May 2017 to provide luxury, passenger-only ferry service between downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria.
The newly refitted ferry is expected to travel a reduced schedule: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday through to the end of April when daily service will be reinstated.
The winter schedule - still to be confirmed - has the ferry tentatively departing Vancouver at approx 9:00am and returning from Victoria at 2:30pm.
For a limited time, get 30% off the entire collection of Baggallini bags sold in the BC Ferry Passages gift shop.
Sales extends ‘till until 02 November 2017.
Some restrictions apply.
The newest passenger ferry route between downtown Vancouver and Victoria is on track to begin service next spring.
Clipper Vacations will provide another option to those wanting to travel by ferry between Vancouver and Victoria.
The acquisition of a 52-metre, high-speed catamaran able to carry 579 ferry passengers is scheduled to make one round-trip sailing each day.
The ferry will depart Vancouver in the morning and sail from Victoria in the afternoon.
Call 1-800-686-0446 for more information
The Ketchikan to Prince Rupert ferry sailing scheduled for Friday September 22nd has been delayed due to mechanical issues.
Please double check with your booking agent to obtain a revised schedule.
The MV LeConte has been cancelled for Friday September 22, Saturday September 23rd and Sunday September 24th due to a mechanical issue.
More information can be obtained by calling 907-228-6836.
The Alaska Department of Transportation has accepted a $300,000 bid from a Portland Oregon company to purchase the 50 yer old M/V Taku.
The MV Taku equiptment not included in the sale is slated to be used on the new Alaska Class ferries and on the remainder of the Alaska ferry fleet on an
Once relocated in Oregon, the purchasing company (KeyMar LLC) intends to refit the MV Taku for use as a floating hotel.
The cross -gulf ferries ( ferries that skip Canada by travelling from Washington to Juneau and then across the gulf to the Kenai Peninsula (Whittier, Homer, Valdez) are now sold out for the balance of 2017.
Ferries travelling Homer to Kodiak and Valdez to Whittier travel year round - it is only the ferries that cross the Gulf of Alaska that terminate service for the winter
The cross-gulf ferries will start again in April 2018.
To travel to Homer, Whittier and Valdez between now and March, take the ferry from Bellingham Washington, to Haines Alaska and then drive on from there. This route requires a passportfor transit through Canada
Commencing 01 October 2017 vehicle drivers taking ferries to, from and within Alaska, travel at half price.
From 01 October 2017 thru to and inclusive of 30 April 2018, vehicle drivers can save more than 50% of f the summer rate.
Prince of Wales newest 60' vessel enables passengers to travel from Vancouver to Victoria on an exciting 4 hr cruise thru the Gulf Islands.
Spectacular views of the coastline, plus the opportunity to see orcas and humpback whales, seals, sea lions and sea otters combine to make this trip a must.
On arrival in Victoria, tie allows for a bit of shopping and / or sightseeing before hopping onto a Butchart Gardens dedicated bus where you can explore the magnificent blooms and landscaping that has made this Victoria gem World Famous.
After a couple of hrs exploring the gardens, head to the private dock to embark on a sunset cruise back to Vancouver.
For further ferry information call 1-800-686-0446
Congratulation V2V Vacations !
Motor Vessel V2V Empress
May 2017 saw introduction of the newest & most luxurious ferry service operating along the west coast.
Travelling daily between Vancouver Harbour (below the Convention Centre) and Victoria's Inner Harbour Terminal at Bellville Street, the V2V Empress carries 245 passengers and offers 3 classes of service.
1) Premium Comfort Service: provides main deck family-style ergonomic leather seating, Wi-Fi and electronic device charging and is the most economical.
One way is $120 Cdn per adult/ $60 per child
2) First Class Service: provides Upper Deck seating, Wi-Fi, electronic device charging and includes a complimentary 3-course meal on fine plate-ware (family-style seating is optional)
One way is $199 Cdn per passenger
3) Royal Class Service: with reclining leather seats on the premium deck, this class provides the most luxurious ferry service . Included is Wi-Fi, electronic device charging plus a complimentary 3- course meal, coffee & tea.
One way is $240 Cdn pp
No matter which class one chooses to travel, this 3hr 30 minute cruise provides every passenger with some of the most spectacular coastal scenery found anywhere in the world.
Ferry Sailing Schedule
Vancouver Departure at 08:00h (with a 07:00h check-in/boarding)
Victoria Departure at 14:00h (with a 07:00h check-in/boarding)
Alaska Ferry MV Aurora
Radar System Issue Causes Alaska Ferry Cancellation
Ferry service from Cordova-Tatitlek-Whittier is cancelled for 28th March 2017.
For more information call 1-800 642 0066
Alaska Marine Ferry Schedule Change
To accommodate a special event the sailing schedule for April 11-18, 2017
for the M/V Malaspina has been revised to add two stops in Kake.
BC Ferries Welcomes its Newest Ferry
The Salish Eagle, BC Ferries second natural gas-fuelled ship has arrived in BC waters and found its home into the BC Ferry fleet reported Mark Wilson, BC Ferries' Vice President of Engineering.
"The Salish Class are well built vessels that will help reduce our environmental footprint and our operating costs."
The LNG-powered Salish Eagle will ferry between the southern Gulf Islands this summer.
Commencing 11 March 2017, BC Ferries will implement a fleet wide promotion offering 50% off regular passenger fares on select sailings.
Kids under 11 years can travel free during those same times.
For detailed information call 1-800-868-0446
Dual-Fueled Ferry Arrived in January
The first of the BC Ferries' dual-fuelled Polish built vessels arrived on the coast in January.
One of three mid-sized ferries, the Salish Orca will maximize efficiency as it uses liquefied natural gas
Commencing service this spring the Salish Orca will replace the Queen of Burnaby on the Powell River-Comox route.
Two additional ferries, the Salish Eagle and Salish Raven are expected to go into service on the Southern Gulf Islands runs later this year.
Commencing 08 Feb 2017, the MV Bowen Queen will replace the MV Island Sky for approximately 1 week.
2 extra sailings will be added to the regular Saltery Bay-Earls Cove schedule for the Family Day weekend.
On Feb 10,11,12 &13 there will be a 1:50p sailing from Saltery Bay from Earls Cove a saiing at 2:50
Please note that the MV Bowen Queen is not equipped with an elevator.
Both limited food service offerings & Washroom facilities will however be available on the Bowen Queen vehicle deck
Commencing 13 February 2017, travellers boarding the Alaska ferry from Prince Rupert BC to Ketchican AK will be required to use either a Visa, Master, Discover or Debit card to pay for their ferry crossing.
The Alaska ferry terminal will no longer accept US/Cdn currency, travellers checks, money orders or personal cheques
There is no payment policy change for travellers using the BC ferry between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy.
AMHS Cancels Thursdays Cordova-Valdez-Cordova Ferry
The Alaska ferry scheduled to travel on Thursday 05 January 2017 between Cordova and Valdez and Valdez-Cordova has been cancelled due to heavy winds.
Alaska Marine (1-907-465-3941) will provide further information as it is learned.