Alaska Ferry Travel
Resulting from the early removal of the MV Columbia from service for the balance of the Summer/Fall season, space on the MV Malaspina travelling north from Bellingham WA into Alaska, and south from Alaska to Bellingham, is unusually tight.
Travellers planning ferry travel into or out of Alaska are advised to make their booking requests asap.
Online booking is available at www.ferrytravel.com or an agent can help with bookings by phone at 1-800-686-446
Alaska Marine Ferry: Juneau AK
The M/V Columbia has been removed from service for the remainder of the summer season due to mechanical problems.
Passengers with existing reservations are being contacted via e-mail or by telephone.
Where possible, passengers are being re-booked onto other vessels or advised to seek alternative methods of travel.
If you have an existing reservation aboard the M/V Columbia, contact the reservation department at 1-800-642-0066
VICTORIA –BC Ferries
BC Ferries reports that the first of 3 new Super C-class vessels, the Coastal Renaissance, will depart the shipyard in Flensburg, Germany on September 21.
Upon leaving the shipyard, the ships will make stops in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, where major promotional events will take place.
The Coastal Renaissance is expected to arrive in British Columbia mid-November 2007 and is scheduled to be in service on the Departure Bay (Nanaimo) – Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) ferry route in early 2008.
A second vessel, Coastal Inspiration, scheduled to serve the Duke Point (Naniamo) – Tsawwassen (Vancouver) ferry run is expected to arrive three months later, and to be in service in the spring.
The third Super C-class vessel, Coastal Celebration, is expected to arrive and begin service summer 2008.
She will serve the Swartz Bay (Victoria) - Tsawwassen (Vancouver) ferry route
Alaska Marine: Juneau
The MV Columbia has been temporarily taken out of service. This has resulted in the cancelletion of the sailing scheduled to depart Bellingham on Friday August 17th.
The vessel may sail northbound from Ketchikan on Sunday August 19th.
For more information please call 1-800-642-0066
Alaska Marine Ferries: Juneau, Alaska
Schedules for the Oct 07 thru April O8 are now available online.
Reservations reflecting winter discounts can be made securely through www.ferrytravel.com
Victoria BC: BC Ferries
Until further notice A modified schedule will be in place for ferry service between Nanaimos' Duke Point terminal and Vancouvers' Tsawwassen terminal.
Please contact BC Ferries at 1.888.223-2779 or 250-978-1267 for the temporary schedule or reservations
VICTORIA – BC Ferries Victoria BC : April 14, 2007- October 14, 2007
The MV Queen of Oak Bay is scheduled to return to service on BC Ferries’ Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route at 6:20 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2007.
Spend a day or few in Victoria to explore:
Titanic:The Artifact Exhibition at the Royal BC Museum
This exhibition features more than 275 artifacts recovered from Titanic’s undersea resting place in a series of galleries that trace the life of the “unsinkable” ship – from its design and construction through to its discovery, recovery and conservation.
As visitors climb the gangplank, boarding passes in hand, they become immersed in the passenger experience. Authentically recreated first- and third-class corridors and cabins, outdoor café and boiler room are appointed with artifacts recovered from the shipwreck site 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Royal BC Museum is the first venue in Western Canada to present this assembly of artifacts collected by RMS Titanic Inc., the only company in the world authorized to recover artifacts from the Titanic wreck site. RMS Titanic Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions Inc.
VICTORIA – BC Ferries is offering its commercial customers a 35 per cent fare discount on Wednesday, July 18 on the Duke Point (Nanaimo) – Tsawwassen route in celebration of the Queen of Alberni’s return to service after a seven-month, $40 million mid-life upgrade.
Ferry or ferry /hotel package information is available through email@example.com
The discount applies to all buses and commercial vehicles over 5500 kg gross vehicle weight travelling on both vessels servicing the Duke Point – Tsawwassen route all day on July 18. Commercial reservations are not required, but are recommended. Making a ferry booking or finding the schedules between Seattle, Victoria and Friday Harbor couldn't be easier
VICTORIA – BC Ferries
Summer season begins for BC Ferries on Wednsday, June 27
Increased sailings will be scheduled on all major routes and with four vessels providing up to 16 sailings per day from both the Vancouver and Victoria ferry terminals (Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay) wait times should be diminished
A third vessel on the Vancouver – Nanaimo ferry route (Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay) will enjoy 3 additional sailings per day from each side.
Seattle-Victoria Mid-Week Special $340.00 USD
Package price based on 2 adults travelling mid week includes:
- Round-trip ferry from Seattle to Victoria
- 1 night's accommodation at the Travellers Inn Inn downtown Victoria
- Combination city / Butchart Gardens tour
- Transfer between hotel and pier in Victoria
- All applicable taxes, luggage Handling
Some restrictions may apply & all offers are subject to availability
Offer applies to travel completed prior to June 29/07
Seattle, Washington: Clipper Ferry VICTORIA – BC Ferries has announced that as of June 18, 2007, smoking on the outer decks of ferries servicing the major routes between Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast will be permitted in designated areas only.
Ferry service between Seattle & Friday Harbor is scheduled to resume June 30, 2007.
Departing Pier 69 in downtown Seattle the high-speed passenger vessel will make the trip to San Juan Island in 3.5hrs
Daily sailings depart Seattle at 0745, arriving in Friday Harbour at 11:15h, and will depart Friday Harbor at 1630h to arrive back in Seattle at 1915h.
Smoking is not permitted in the interior areas or on the vehicle decks of any BC Ferries' vessels.
Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer says "By moving to designated smoking areas, we are providing options for our smoking and non-smoking customers who wish to enjoy the outside passenger decks."
VICTORIA: BC Ferries:
On June 15th 2007, BC Ferries will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Duke Point terminal with complimentary burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, prize draws and children’s activities for customers from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
The Duke Point terminal provides the mid-Island link connection to the Tsawwassen terminal and the Lower Mainland.
VICTORIA: BC Ferries
BC ferries has announced an extention of their seasonal Discovery Coast Passage service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola.
With 7 extra sailings, service will now end with the September 17 sailing instead of Sept 01
The Discovery Coast Passage route is a seasonal service that normally operates fromearly June through to the beginning of September.
The additional two weeks of service in September are designed to attract extra visitors in the fall, and to encourage them to take full advantage of this beautiful area of the province.
For additional information call 1-800-686-0446 or book online at www.ferrytravel.com
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
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.
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
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.