BC Ferries has announced that their Lower
mainland, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Island ferries will continue to operate but travellers are
asked to only take the ferries when necessary.
"None of us should be travelling if it is not essential,” said Mark Collins, BC Ferries president and CEO, in a statement.
Travellers that need to travel should know that the company has taken
steps to keep ferry travel as safe as possible but customers are being requested to adhere to safe practices for their own safety and for the
safety of BC Ferries employees."
Enhanced cleaning measures are in place aboard
all operating BC Ferries.
Passengers are at this time, able to remain
in their vehicles on most decks to restrict contact with other
Effective 30 March, 2020 through 30 April 2020, ferry service between Port Angeles WA and Victoria BC will be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Ball Line said service will continue to operate under the current schedule until 30 March, to allow for
the return of United States and Canadian citizens back to both
countries as well as commercial cargo service.
All non-essential travel is suspended in accordance with announcements from Canadian and U.S. federal governments.
The last sailing of the MV COHO ferry from Port Angeles will depart at 2
pm on March 29. The last sailing of the MV COHO ferry from Victoria will depart at 4
pm on March 29.
Seattle - Victoria Ferry Sailings Suspended
No Seattle - Victoria Ferry Sailings Until 20 May
Clipper ferry travel will be suspended between Seattle & Victoria until May 20, 2020 for precautionary reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company is taking extra measures to ensure the health and safety of both their customers and employees during this critical time.
Clipper will continue to
coordinate closely with government and health officials to provide
guidance and direction on their return to service.
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Canadian Borders Now Closed Except To US & Cdn Citizens
US Citizens Still Able to Travel To Canada
With the exception of US residents and diplomats, Prime Minister Trudeau announced this morning that Canada would be closing her borders to all foreign nationals at midnight.
This action has been taken to try to protect the health and safety of both Canadians and American citizens.
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Ferries Between Washington And Canada
Seattle Ferry, Port Angeles Ferry, & BC Ferries
Sailings are proceeding as scheduled for the Seattle - Victoria ferry (passenger only); the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria (passenger - vehicle ferry) and the BC Ferries (passenger - vehicle ferries) serving Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the northern routes of Prince Rupert, Port Hardy, Haida Gwai etc
Alaska Marine Cancellation Policy
The State of Alaska Ferries Are Currently Running As Scheduled
The State of Alaska has advised that as the Alaska Marine ferries continue to operate according to schedule, fees for any cancellations will continue to apply.
As updates from the State are received, they will be posted here.
Any questions will be answered through email@example.com
Seattle Victoria Ferry Reservations
Popularity of the Seattle Victoria Ferry Still Strong
In spite of COVID-19, travel on the Seattle Victoria ferry is still heavy.
With the reduction of sailings (no Tuesday or Wed sailings until May 14), it is now more important than ever to book well in advance if planning travel on the ferry either from Seattle to Victoria or Victoria to Seattle.
With the daffodils, crocus, tulips, hycinths etc all competing for spring praise, Victoria is particularly beautiful at this time of year.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, securing travel insurance to protect against unexpected ferry cancellations /changes is now more important than ever.
Travel insurance can usually be obtained from auto associations ( AAA, BCAA, NFU, RAC) or independent insurance agencies.
BEFORE buying trip insurance however, double check with your credit card company as travel insurance is often an included perk with the more popular cards.
While it is important to carry travel insurance, it is both frustrating & unnecessarily costly, to pay for coverage you already have.
BC Ferries Request to Ministry of Transportation
Request to Self-Isolate on BC Ferry Trips
Premier Horgan has requested that BC Ferries relax the law prohibiting passengers parked on the lower ferry decks, from staying in their vehicles.
Currently, only passenger parked on open (top) deck/s are allowed to stay in their vehicles while the ferries are underway.
In response to the request of Premier Horgan & a number of ferry travellers, Mark Collins, president of BC Ferries, has asked Transport Canada for temporary lenience of the relatively new requirement regarding passengers staying in their vehicles.
For the most updated information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Victoria Ferry COVID-19 Update
Seattle Victoria Ferry Schedules Changed Due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused the Seattle Victoria ferry schedule to be temporarily adjusted.
From March 17,2020 through to and including May 14, 2020, the Seattle Victoria ferry will no longer operate on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Regular sailings will be in effect Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Questions can be sent to and will be answered at email@example.com.
Seattle Film Festival 2020
Book the Victoria to Seattle Ferry Early to Ensure SFF Space
The 2020 Seattle Film Festival (SFF) will take place May 14 through June 07,2020.
The mission of SFF is to "create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world." Passes and more information is available at www.siff.net.
Hopping the ferry from Victoria to Seattle at 5:00 PM lands you into downtown Seattle in time for a fashionably late dinner. The Rhein Haus, Saint John's Bar & Eatery, maybe dessert at Full Tilt to suggest a few.
Spend the next day visiting some of Seattles' well known and diversely focused museums ( SAM; Mohai; Chihuly), Galleries ( Henry Art Gallery; M.I A. Gallery James Harris Gallery), or shopping and people watching at the Pike Place Market - all part of the Seattle experience.
For reservations on the high-speed, passenger only Victoria Seattle ferry, book your reservations on ferrytravel.com
Alaska Ferry Tazlina Out Of Drydock
MV Tazlina Ready to Begin Service
TheM/V Tazlinawill return to regular scheduled service from Juneau to Angoon, Hoonah, Haines, and Skagway on Thursday, Mar 5.
Reservations can be made online at www.ferrytravel.com
Seattle Victoria Ferry
Enjoy A Day on the Water & an Afternoon in the Gardens
By taking the Seattle Victoria ferry you can sit back and enjoy the scenic Salish Sea before landing on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in Victoria, the capitol of British Columbia.
One of the most popular things to do when in Victoria is to visit Butchart Gardens.
Started by Jennie Butchart, the Gardens were once a cement plant but now comprise over 50 acres of the most spectacular plantings: trees, shrubs and flowers in the most remarkable setting will contribute to a full and happy day-long mini vacation.
While its impossible to see all of the Jeannie Butcharts' gardens on one trip, you can see enough to chat about on your sail back to Seattle, and to entice you to return to the Island.
Reservations are a must on the Seattle Victoria ferry and the best fares can be made online by going to www.ferrytravel.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Dynamic Pricing Is In Effect For Alaska Ferries
Book Alaska Ferry Travel Early to Avoid Increased Fare Costs
A quick reminder with respect to the Alaska ferry pricing.
All prices shown on www.ferrytravel.com are BASE PRICES.
Base price means that if the ferry requested has not yet reached a 30% sold space, the price shown on ferrytravel.com is accurate.
Once any ferry component on any ferry, reaches the 30% filled mark, the State of Alaska will start to add a surcharge to the base fare.
For example if vehicle space is almost sold out on any sailing, but there are still plenty of cabins and plenty of passenger space - only the vehicle fare will go up.
So in this instance, the per passenger cost and the per cabin cost will remain at the posted base cost price.
For further information call 1-800-686-0446 or email email@example.com
Alaska Ferry Schedules Summer 2020
Long Wait For Alaska Summer Ferry Schedules Finally Over
Summer schedules for the Alaska ferries will be available 02 March, 2020.
After months of wrangling, the State of Alaska has finally committed to the release date for their summer ferry schedules.
Ferry sailings for the summer period, May through September, will be available commencing the afternoon of 02 March.
For the fastest booking service call 1-800-686-0446, or go to www.ferrytravel.com.
REMEMBER: The State of Alaska introduced dynamic pricing last fall. Dynamic pricing means that as each sailing fills, the price rises.
This is particularly important for those booking the longer, more expensive trips like Bellingham - Haines; Bellingham - Whittier, Kodiak etc, where dynamic pricing can amount to hundreds of dollars.
Be Aware of Alaska Ferry Price Changes
Alaska Ferry Passage Costs Change Daily
Because the State of Alaska has implemented dynamic or staircase pricing, fares can change not only every day - but sometimes between the morning & evening of the same day.
This system is understandably extremely unpopular as it makes planning difficult for both the ferry traveller and any agent trying to assist in planning a trip.
With this in mind please note that the Alaska fares on this site are basic fares so are estimates only: changes, based on the availability of a particular voyage, can and as a sailing gets closer, often happen.
For the most up-to-date fares on any particular Alaska ferry sailing, please call 1-800-686-0446 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Quoted Alaska ferry prices on this site are subject to daily changes due to availability.
With the exception of the Alaska Marine ferries, fares for all other ferry systems on this site (BC Ferries; Seattle ferries; Inter Island ferries) enjoy fixed pricing as shown, and are not subject to dynamic pricing.