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A bonus for the Seattle Ferry; for the Environment & For Passengers

Newest Seattle to Victoria Ferry Has Resulted in a Reduced Environmental Footprint.

The 52 metre, 579-seat catamaran sailing the year-round route between Seattle and Victoria is able to travel up to 36 knots and comfortably handle 6’ waves with no passenger issues.

While the previous vessels were rated for and could handle 6’+ seas, sometimes the passengers couldn’t - so sailing cancellations would occur.

With a motion-dampening system and wave-piercing bows that allow the new ferry to operate in weather that would otherwise have forced sailing cancellations, the new vessel can now provide comfortable service in what was once considered less that accommodating seas.

Because the Clipper V carries so many more passengers than previous vessels, (there used to be 3 vessels operating the route daily) the Seattle ferry company notes that with fewer trips now required between Seattle & Victoria because of the larger vessel, not only have the companies' operating costs been reduced, but there has been a reduction in both the environmental footprint and in traffic on the Salish Sea.

For reservatons on the Seattle & Victoria ferry go to www.ferrytravel.com or if trying to travel within the next 5 days, call 1-800-686-0446

Seattle Victoria Ferry offers 3 Seating Classes



No Nanaimo Foot Passenger Ferry Service This Year

Island Ferry Services has again delayed the much anticipated 2-1/2+ hr ferry service designed to transport foot passengers ( no vehicles) from Downtown Nanaimo to Downtown Vancouver.

David Marshall, director of operations with Island Ferries has confirmed yet another delay saying that there will be no ferry service operated by Island Ferries in 2019.  So another summer without the proposed foot ferry service between Nanaimo  and Vancouver  will come and go. 

The Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour passenger-only ferry service has been in the planning stages for more than a decade but vessel, terminal, monetary and management issues have combined to consistently plaque the proposed ferry service.

Maybe next year or, perhaps either the successful Seattle based Victoria Clipper foot passenger ferries, or the Australia-based Riverside Marine who currently operate the V2V Vacations passenger only ferry service between Victoria & Vancouver will step into the breach ?

Its a Cruise - but on a Ferry






BC Ferry Canada Day Celebrations and Fare Discounts

BC Ferries Northern Sea Wolf






Ferry Sells for 210,000.00



The owner of the winning bid has not yet been disclosed.

High Winds Damage Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Ferry


Alaska Ferry: Travel Times







Alaskas' Bellingham Ferry Service Delayed

Alaska Cancels Early April Ferry Service:

A delay in departing the drydock has once again caused the cancellation of service on a major Alaska ferry route.

A recent announcement from Alaska Marine notes that  the April 4-7, 2019 sailings between Ketchikan and Bellingham are now canceled as the MV Kennicott requires more drydock time.

It is anticipated that the MV Kennicotts' northbound ferry service from Ketchikan will resume 08 April

BC Ferries to Increase ferry sailing schedules 01 April, 2019





Ferry Bust or Boom ?