Spirit Class ferries to be upgraded by 2019
With an expected completion date of 2019, two BC Ferries Spirit vessels are scheduled to receive refreshed interiors, updated safety systems and conversion to duel fuel which will enable operation on LNG and diesel
If travelling between Seattle & Victoria & staying one or more nights in a hotel be sure to check the ferry/hotel packages.
SAVINGS are GUARANTEED & the choice of downtown Victoria hotels extends from the most expensive to the more modest.
Use the dollars you save on a ferry/hotel package to visit Butchart Gardens, to enjoy High Tea at the famous Empress ( shown above and included in a package) or perhaps to stay an extra night in BCs capital city.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-686-0446 for details
There will be no increase in the cost of BC ferry travel this spring.
BC Ferries has just announced that the scheduled April 1
tariff increases will be offset by the lower cost of fuel - great news for ferry travellers.
Well Done BC Ferries
Recognizing that pets are a part of the family, BC Ferries has upgraded their pet bareas to include kennels, radient heating,comfortable benches, hygene products and have added powerful new speakers to ensure safety and special announcements can be easily heard
High Winds Again Delay Alaska Marine Ferry MV Tustumena
As a result of expected high winds, the MV Tustumena will follow a revised schedule Sunday 28 Feb 2016:
06:00h (6 am) Depart Kodiak
19:00h (7pm) Arrive Homer
22:00h (10)pm Depart Homer
Alaska Marines MV Tustumena
A forcast of hurricane force winds and heavy seas has caused Alaska Marine to cancel the sailings between Homer and Kodiak Island for Feb. 23 and 24.
The MV Tustumena will sail between Homer and Seldovia Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Regular schedules are expected to resume Feb 25, 2016.
With the recent purchase of a majority share in Clipper Vacations, the German owned Förde Reederei Seetouristik has announced that they will begin a new service between downtown Victoria & downtown Vancouver this spring.
The 3 hr route has been tried several times in the past but has always suffered stiff competition from the much faster downtown to downtown air services: float plane service provided by Harbour Air, and for those with deep pockets (or on a company expense account) the equally fabulous Helijet.
Fun to see who posts what fares to entice passengers but almost certainly travellers between the two cities are going to be big beneficiaries.
Seattle - Victoria Ferry
Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS), a global ferry and shipping company based in Flensburg Germany has just purchased a majority share in the year round ferry service between Seattle & Victoria.
Clipper who for some 30 years has operated a year-round ferry service between Elliott Bay in Seattle to Victoria, is about to launch a new route connecting downtown Victoria to downtown Vancouver.
Schedules, fares and service details re due soon but it is expected the service will launch this spring
Alaska Ferries today announced that the fast ferry MV Fairweather will serve Juneau, Haines, Skagway and Sitka four days a week this summer.
This in response to public comment from Sitka residents who had previously been looking at significant reductions in their ferry service.