VICTORIA – BC Ferries
More than 120 extra ferry sailings between 20 Dec & 06 January have been added to the regular schedules for travel between Vancouver, Victoria & Nanaimo
Although reservations are always optional they are recommended & especially for any travel on Dec 26 & 27th which are traditionally the busiest days of the year for ferry travel
VICTORIA – BC Ferries
Victoria: BC Ferries
Commencing March 2008, the newest vessel in the BC Ferries fleet MV Coastal Renaissance will serve the Vancouver - Nanaimo (Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay) route
One of the largest double end type ferries in the world at 160 meters long & 28 meters wide, the Super C-Class vessel is able to carry approximately 1,600 passengers and 360 vehicles
Displaying a photographic invitation for the 2010 Olympic Games, the Coastal Renaissance sails into Vancouver prior to sailing to her new home in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island
Vancouver BC: BC Ferries
48 days after departing the shipyard in Germany where she was built, the newest ferry to join the BC Ferry fleet entered Burrard Inlet under the
Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver mid-day December 13, 2007
the Coastal Renaissance (as a Super-C class vessel the largest double ended ferry in the world), will hold 370 cars and 1,600 people. Germany,
She is slated to enter service between Departure Bay (
Nanaimo) and Horseshoe Bay in in early spring 2008. West Vancouver
Victoria BC: BC Ferries
BC Ferries new Super C-class ferry, Coastal Renaissance, has arrived in BC from Germany.
Showcasing a massive photographic invitation to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games on her hull, the ship sailed under the Lions Gate Bridge around mid-day Dec 13.
After circling Vancouver Harbour for photographic opportunities she will make her way to her new home in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island
The newest vessel in the BC Ferries fleet was built in Germany and her voyage to British Columbia has included stops for refuelling at Brunsbuettel, Germany; Las Palmas, Canary Islands; and Cristobal, Panama.
The vessel went through the Panama Canal on November 21, and has travelled up the west coast of Central and North America to British Columbia.
Annual dry-dock service is scheduled between 03 January and 17 January, 2008 for the Seattle-Victoria ferry (Victoria Clipper).
Ferry service will resume between Seattle & downtown Victoria, January 18, 2008
Ferry Service to Vancouver Island from Washington State will be available during the 03 Jan-17 Jan period through both Anacortes (Reservations 206-464-6400) and Port Angeles ( Reservations 360-457-4491).
BC Ferries operates a minimum of 8 daily passenger/vehicle sailings, year-round between Vancouver (Tsawwassen Terminal) and Victoria (Swartz Bay terminal)
Reservations for Seattle- Victoria 2008 can be made at www.ferrytravel.com
Victoria BC: BC Ferries
BC Ferries' Gift Certificates are available in $10, $25 and $50 denominations and may be used to pay for fares, onboard purchases in the Gift Shops and Restaurants, or for admission to the Seawest Lounge
(the Seawest Lounge is onboard the Spirit vessels between Vancouver & Victoria).
Bellingham WA: VSJC
The Bellingham to Victoria ferry service is now over for 2007 but will begin again mid May 2008.
The 3 hr narrated trip to BCs capital city Victoria travels through the San Juan Islands and is enormously popular
Travellers arriving into Bellingham on the Alaska Marine ferry at 0800h can walk to the adjacent pier in the Port of Bellingham and continue their ferry travels on board the Island Commuter bound for Victoria at 0900h
Alaska Marine: Juneau AK
Between October '07 & April '08 vehicle drivers using the ferries on any route in AK will travel FREE
PLUS from November '07 thru the end of March '08 save an additional 30% on vehicles & passengers when booking a mirror image round trip[ a mirror image meand each component is identical on both the outbound & inbound journeys )
Seattle WA: Clippers Passenger-Only Ferry Service
Special winter fares providing round-trip passage between Seattle WA and Victoria BC are available for 101.00* per adult through December 31/2007.
Reservations (1.800.686.0446) must be made 24 hrs in advance of travel and are subject to availability. * Price includes fuel surcharges
BC Ferries: Victoria BC
BC Ferries gift certificates are now available in $10, $25 & $50.00 denominations.
The certificates can be used to pay fares, or for onboard purchases in the restaurants, Seawest lounges or make purchases in the gift shops.
A great holiday gift for both the regular ferry traveller and that special someone who would enjoy a mini cruise
SEATTLE- VICTORIA: ferry-hotel package
Fairmont packages from $336.00 for 2 Adults (additional nights @ 168.00)
Built in the early 1900s by Canadian Pacific, this historic downtown hotel has long been a favorite of visitors to Victoria.
A gracious presence overlooking the Inner Harbour, an indoor pool; internet & consierge services & on premises restaurants.
Adjacent to the Victoria Conference Center & the Empress is now pet friendly.
Package for 2 Adults includes
-round trip ferry Seattle-Victoria
-champagne continental breakfast enroute
-1 night stay in a std king room at the Fairmont Empress
-land transportation between terminal & hotel -
-all taxes & luggage handline
Package is based on double ocupancy (ie 168.00 pp); is subject to availability and other restrictions may apply
Alaska Ferries: Juneau AK
Passengers travelling round-trip on the Alaska ferries between November 01/07 and March 31/08 will receive a 30% discount on their passenger and vehicle fares.
The discount applies to all ferries and the only stipulation is that the trip must be a "mirror image".
Tickets may be purchased on line at www.ferrytravel.com, by calling toll free 1-800)681-1811
Oct 13/07: An additional departure has been added from Angoon at 12:30h
Oct 16/07: The Le Conte will depart Juneau at 0500h
For updates or further information on the Alaska ferry sailings email email@example.com
The 2008 summer schedules (May-Sept) for Alaska ferries are now expected to be confirmed & published in December 2007.
Sailing request lists have been started (1-800-686-0446) and traveller requests will be filled in priority sequence on release of the new schedules
7 extra sailings have been added to the regular schedule between Tsawwassen & Swartz Bay & 6 extra sailings have been added between Swartz Bay & Tsawwassen over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
As traffic warrants, extra sailings will be added on the
On Monday, October 8, an extra late night sailing will depart Langdale at 10:10 pm bound for
To see the full list of sailing times both for the Vancouver & Victoria ferries, go to www.ferrytravel.com/TSW-SB.htm
Between October 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008, select BC Ferries sailings will be discounted by $5 per passenger and $15 per under-height vehicle (under 7’ high).
The discounted fares will be available on the Tsawwassen – Duke Point route on all Saturday and Sunday sailings.
The same discounted fare pricing will also be available for Sunday morning sailings departing from both
Seattle -Victoria BC: Ferry-Hotel Special
Delta Ocean Pointe Package Includes:
- Complimentary breakfast enroute
- 2 nights in the 4-diamond Delta Ocean Pacific Resort
- Land transportation between terminal & hotel
- All taxes included.
- Subject to space availability. Some restrictions may apply
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Victoria, BC: Winter Savings commence in October
October in Victoria welcomes the arrival of some superb package specials.
Participating in the traditional fall/winter promotion are most of the better hotels in Victoria including the famous Fairmont Empress, popular Laurel Point Inn, new Marriott Inner Harbour and numerous other properties
A typical package includes a round trip ferry between Seattle & Victoria; complimentary champagne continental breakfast enroute, 1 night's stay in
Package prices including the ferry start as low $107.00pp; are based on double occupancy & are subject to some restrictions.
Bellingham, WA: Victoria San Juan Cruises
Sunday September 30th will see the end of the summer season for the popular ferry which operates daily May through September between Bellingham WA & Victoria, BC.
Service provided by this passenger-only ferry will resume again mid May 2008.
To enable BC Lions football fans from
To coincide with BC Lions games late night sailings will also be offered on Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, November 3rd departing from Vancouvers Tsawwassen terminal at 11:30 p.m. bound for Nanaimos Duke Point terminal
These sailings are of couse available for anyone wishing to take advantage of these late ferry sailings- not just football fans !