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Friday, June 08, 2007
Canada / US Border Information Update

US passport rule on hold, for Americans only

Senior homeland security officials in the US have announced they will temporarily suspend a rule requiring American air travellers to have a passport to re-enter the United States from Canada and Mexico.

The move is aimed at clearing a massive backlog in passport applications at the US state department.
Despite the temporary suspension, Canadian air travellers will still need passports to enter the US.
 
US & Canadian citizens crossing the border by land or sea do not require a passport until Jan 2008


Monday, May 07, 2007
Brentwood to Mill Bay Ferry Resumes service
 

VICTORIA, BC – BC Ferries:
Following regular drydock maintainence, schedued service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will resume on Monday May 28, 2007.

This popular little passenger/vehicle ferry which crosses Saanich Inlet in approximately 25 minutes to transport travellers from Brentood Bay to Mill Bay, is the oldest continuous ferry operation on the coast of British Columbia.


Friday, April 27, 2007
MV NORTHERN ADVENTURE PREPARES FOR SUMMER

BC Ferries: VICTORIA –  BC Ferries has announced that in preparation for the busy summer season the MV Northern Adventure will go into Drydock from May 9 to 19.  

During this period the mid and north coast will be served by the MV Queen of Prince Rupert
In consideration of the heavy demand for travel on the Prince Rupert- Port Hardy route, reservations should be made as early a possible


Thursday, April 26, 2007
Seattle to Friday Harbor Ferry Commences May 18/07

Passenger-only ferry service Seattle to Friday Harbor will commence 18 May and operate daily through 30 Sept

Departing Seattle at 0745 the ferry will arrivie Friday Harbor at 1115. The return voyage from Friday Harbor to Seattle will depart at 1630 & arrivie in Seattle at 1915h.
This is a very popular trip so request space well in advance if possible.

   


Thursday, April 26, 2007
Seasonal ferry Service Bellingham & Friday Harbor begins May 12/07
Bellingham WA: Victoria San Juan Cruises:
Bellingham to Friday Harbor (foot passengers only - no vehicles)
 
Daily ferry service begins May 12th, 2007 and operates thru September 03, 2007
Travelling from the Port of Bellingham at 0930 each day, the ferry arrives in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island at 1145 in time for a good lunch. 

Departing Friday Harbor at 1630 and arriving in Bellingham at 1900 makes for a superb  mini day cruise.
Reservations are required

Thursday, April 26, 2007
Seasonal Bellingham to Victoria Ferry Service Begins May 12/07

Ferry service for the seasonal operators in the Northwest begins in May.

Bellingham to Victoria  (foot passengers only - no vehicles) 
Daily ferry service begins May 12th, 2007 and operates thru September 30, 2007
Departing from the Port of Bellingham at 0900 each day, the 145 passenger; 100' ferry travels through the San Juan Islands to downtown Victoria in 3 hrs.

Returning each day from Victoria to Bellingham at 1700h, an optional "All You Can Eat" BBQ is offered for $10.00. Plenty of salads, fresh fruit & desert goodies are available for those preferring a vegetarian dinner 
 
Book early for best pricing


 

 

 


Saturday, April 21, 2007
Book ferry passage early for Victorias' Jazzfest International
Victoria BC: June 22 to July 1, Jazzfest International -the coolest music in town!

Don’t be left standing at the dock on the bay ! book your ferry & hotel space early.

Over 300 musicians from around the world in over 90 performances of jazz, blues, and world music will perform on multiple stages in downtown Victoria.

Jazzfest International is recognized by audiences and critics alike as "the best and largest music festival on Vancouver Island".

For cost saving ferry-hotel packages, email info@ferrytravel.com.  
For ferry only reservations, visit www.ferrytravel.com & securely reserve online
For more information on the festival call: (250) 388-4423 or visit: www.jazzvictoria.ca


Friday, April 20, 2007
Rate Increase on Alaska ferry travel does not diminish demand

The recent 3.2% rate increase for travel on the Alaska Marine Highway has done little to diminish the enthusiastic demand for passage, from travellers around the globe.

Spectacular scenery, the ability to explore the ports along the Inside Passage by setting a relaxed and relatively flexible schedule is only part of the appeal of using Alaskas' Marine Highway.

To get information quickly & easily on the cost of travelling this unique Highway, visit www.ferrytravel.com/alaskaferrycosts.htm


Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Alaska Ferries Extend Schedule for 15th Annual Kluane Bike Race

Alaska Marine has scheduled extra ferry sailings to accommodate the Chilkat International Bike Relay June 16,2007

Ferries will depart Juneau at the following times
June 15: Departing Juneau at 0800h & 1300h
June 18: Departing Juneau at 0730h & 1900h

There will be an extra Haines stop on June 14 and a double run on 15 June.   For more info write info@ferrytravel.com


Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Ferry Specials: Nanaimo to Vancouver May 2007

BC FERRIES: May 2007 Specials
Fares apply to sailings & terminals noted below
Vehicle to 20' @ $20.00; Passengers @ $5.00

Nanaimo to Vancouver (Duke Point to Tsawwassen)

 Sat

 May

 5

 1800

 2115

 2350

 Sun

 May

 6

 1015

 

 

 Sat

 May

 12

 1830

 2015

 2350

 Sun

 May

 13

 1015

 

 

 Sat

 May

 19

 2015

 2245

 

 Sun

 May

 20

 2015

 2245

 


Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Ferry Specials: Vancouver to Nanaimo May 2007

BC FERRIES:
Fares apply to sailings & terminals noted below
Vehicle to 20' @ $20.00; Passengers @ $5.00

Vancouver
to Nanaimo (Tsawwassen to Duke Point)
May 05             1830h     2015h    2350h
May 06             1015h     -
May 12             1830h     2015h    2350h
May 13             1830h     2015h    2350h    
May 19                 2015h      2245h
May 20                 2015h      2245h        


Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Ferry Specials: Vancouver to Victoria May 2007

BC Ferries: Victoria
May 2007 Specials: Fares apply to the following sailing only
Standard Vehicle fare 20.00 Passenger Fare 5.00
Vancouver
  to Victoria  (Tsawwassen Terminal to Swartz Bay Terminal)
May 05, 2007    5pm, 7pm, 9pm
May 12, 2007    5pm, 7pm, 9pm  
May 13, 2007    7am; 9am; 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
May 19, 2007    7pm, 9pm 
 
May 20, 2007    9pm  
May 05, 2007    5pm, 7pm, 9pm


Saturday, April 14, 2007
Victoria BC: April 14 - Oct 16 -Titanic:The Artifact Exhibition

Victoria BC: Royal BC Museum
On April 14, 2007 – 95 years to the day the Titanic struck the iceberg that sent it to the ocean floor, the Royal BC Museum will launch a six-month presentation of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.

Through a series of galleries tracing the life of the “unsinkable” ship, the exhibition features 281 artifacts recovered from Titanic’s undersea resting place  

Authentically recreated first and third-class corridors, cabins and the outdoor café are appointed with artifacts recovered from the shipwreck site 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.
With boarding passes in hand museum visitors become immersed in the passenger experience as they climb the gangplank.

Email info@ferrytravel.com to book a ferry/museum package


 


Monday, April 09, 2007
MV Northern Adventure space selling quickly

Superb foods 

 Luxury Cabins  

  Relaxed Dining

BC FERRIES: Victoria BC
Commencing the 15 hr service between Port Hardy & Prince Rupert on May 18, BC Ferries' newest vessel the MV Northern Adventure sets a new standard for ferry travel along the Inside Passage.
To secure space booking for the summer period should be completed asap.
For help email info@ferrytravel.com


Friday, April 06, 2007
April Ferry Specials @40% off: Vancouver - Victoria

BC Ferries: Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen Specials:
$20 for vehicles (up to 20' ) : $5.00 for passengers on the following sailings
Sat April   07 at 3:00pm; 5:00pm; 7:00pm, & 9:00pm
Sun April  08 at 7:00am &  9:00am
Tue April  10 at 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Sat April  14 at 5:00pm; 7:00pm &  9:00pm
Sun April 15 at 7:00am &  9:00am
Sat April  21 at 5:00pm; 7:00pm &  9:00pm
Sun April 22 at 7:00am &  9:00pm
Sat April  28 at 5:00pm; 7:00pm &  9:00pm
Sun April 29 at 7:00h &  0900h


Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Mill Bay Ferry Service Temporarily Suspended

BC Ferries : Victoria  
Beginning Tuesday April 10, 2007 service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will be temporarily suspended
A scheduled major refit will keep the MV Mill Bay in drydock until early May when service will resume 


Monday, April 02, 2007
BC Ferries offering savings of up to 40% for Easter Weekend Travel

VICTORIA – BC Ferries is gearing up for the Easter long weekend
With individual passenger fares of $5.00 & passenger vehicle fares of $20, BC Ferries is offering savings of up to 40% off regular fares for specific sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay

In anticipation of heavy Easter traffic, additional sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay – Langdale routes
To accommodate traffic on
Good Friday and Easter Monday ,mid-day sailings will also be added on the Earls Cove – Saltery Bay route.
Visit www.bcferries.com for saving & schedule details


Monday, April 02, 2007
Drivers Travel free on Round Trips

Alaska Marine Highway System: Juneau, Alaska
The licensed driver of a passenger vehicle, including motorcycles will be allowed to travel FREE when accompanying a drivable vehicle on a “mirror image” round trip itinerary between any two Alaska Marine Highway ports.
A mirror image round trip itinerary is defined as travel from Port A to Port B and then Port B to Port A.

Please note however that after initial travel has begun, cancellation of either the driver or vehicle on the return segment of the round trip will invalidate the promotional Driver Free discount on both segments.


Monday, April 02, 2007
Alaska Marine Raises Rates by 3.2%

Alaska Marine: Juneau Alaska
Chatter "on the waves" for some time has been a fare increase on all Alaska Marine Highway system services
On April 01 the chatter because a reality, and bookings made after April 01 for any travel on the Alaska Marine ferries after June 30, will now cost an additional 3.2%.  

 


Thursday, March 29, 2007
WSF Introduces Electronic Ticketing
Wave2Go
Washington State Ferries introduced their new electronic fare collection system to positive reviews yesterday.
With the new Wave2Go system foot passengers go to a kiosk, enter their destination to buy a boarding pass with their credit card, then swipe the pass thru the turnstiles.  
Gone are the days of waiting in line as someone struggles through their purse or wallet trying to find a credit card.

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